New edition of The List's annual Eating & Drinking Guide launched

New edition of The List's annual Eating & Drinking Guide launched

Wed 17 Apr 2019 sees the publication of The List's eagerly anticipated guide to the restaurant, café and bars of Edinburgh and Glasgow

Now in its 26th annual edition, the 192-page Eating and Drinking Guide provides unrivalled coverage of 1000 food and drink venues across the two cities, with freshly compiled, independent reviews of all the places worth knowing about in the local drinking and dining scene. Published in association with Italian beer makers Birra Moretti, the guide is put together by a team including 75 reviewers dining incognito throughout the year. The new edition of the guide sees freshly revised 'Hitlists' of the reviewers' judgement of the best selections in each section of the guide, along with over 100 'Tiplists' which offer top recommendations in categories as diverse as best Hot Chocolate to spots for Outdoor Dining.

The most exciting of over 150 new opening included in the guide are recognised in The List's annual Eating & Drinking Awards, with this year's winners in Edinburgh including Leith Walk's The Little Chartroom and restaurateur Stuart McCluskey, while among the Glasgow awards winners are community café Locavore and the team behind the Zique collection of West-End food outlets.

The new edition of the print guide includes a host of attractive and useful features for anyone looking to delve into the riches of Edinburgh and Glasgow's food and drink scene, with street food, food shops, events and experiences covered alongside the comprehensive coverage of restaurants, bistros, bars and cafés. A notable inclusion is the return of detailed street maps covering the main areas of both Edinburgh and Glasgow, indicating the location of every restaurant, café and bar included in the guide.

Eating & Drinking Guide Editor Jay Thundercliffe commented on the launch of the new edition, saying 'While we cover what's happening in the local dining scene right through the year, the publication of our print guide each April is always a chance to celebrate the dynamic, diverse and ever-evolving food and drink scene in Scotland's two main cities.

'With an average of three new openings every week it's a fast-moving picture, and the arrival of the guide each year is a chance to sum-up some of the trends we see taking shape not just in the newcomers, but also how longer-established favourites are evolving and adapting. Some of the things we're noticing this year are the rise of community-interest companies and social enterprises in the food and drink area, what seems like the high tide for recent trends of street food and small plates, and how the expansion of artisan distilleries is offering a dedicated local dimension to cocktail menus, following in the wake of local food offerings and craft beer.'

The 26th edition of The List's Eating & Drinking Guide is available now from outlets including Waterstones, priced at £5.95, as well as direct from