A new decade, two new Eating & Drinking Guides

A new decade, two new Eating and Drinking Guides

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The List's Eating & Drinking Guide will feature separate editions for Edinburgh and Glasgow, making it easier to get the full picture of Central Scotland's eating and drinking scene

In 1994, The List launched the first printed edition of its Eating & Drinking Guide. The idea was to create a fully comprehensive guide to the rich eating and drinking scene in Edinburgh and Glasgow, covered by a team of authoritative reviewers. After 27 successful years, this hasn't changed.

2020 sees the guide shaking up its structure and format, but with the same core principles of thorough, city-wide cover and researched, independent reviews. The size will shrink to a handy A5, but the content will remain as reliable and extensive as ever. Across the two guides, over 900 restaurants, bars and cafés will be covered, including 100+ new venues. Hitlists will still highlight the best in each section, and a handy assortment of themed tiplists will help readers find exactly what they're looking for. This will also be the 12th year that the Eating & Drinking Guide will be sponsored by Birra Moretti.

In a move to make the guide more accessible than ever, for the first time in its history, the publication will be given away for free. As a result, the readership is predicted to expand significantly, appealing to locals and visitors to Edinburgh and Glasgow alike. A total of 40,000 copies will be printed – 20,000 for each city – clocking in at a 33% increase on previous years. There will also be added coverage on food.list.co.uk, which already has an annual audience of over 960,000 users.

There will also be enhanced scope for major international brands as well as local restaurants, bistros, cafes and bars to promote themselves directly to their core markets of those who eat out regularly in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as to the many thousands of visitors who come to enjoy the cities every year.

The new Eating & Drinking Guides for Edinburgh and Glasgow will be published on 22 April 2020.