Take Three: Regional redoubts
89 Candleriggs, Glasgow 0141 553 2585, www.dakhin.com
Not just another Glasgow curry house but a discreet Merchant City venue dedicated to the food and cooking of south India, with dosas as a mainstay, some lovely seafood dishes from Kerela and the rest of the south coast a selection of exquisite, rarely seen here Tamil dishes.
31 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, 0131 557 3032, www.lagarrigue.co.uk
Perhaps the most specialised of all regional restaurants in the capital, Jean-Michel Gauffre’s kitchen focusses uniquely on the Languedoc region of southwest France. So, expect rustic casseroles, fish soups and lavender-infused desserts from France’s vivid culinary heart.
1397 Argyle Street, Glasgow 0141 357 4328, www.blasrestaurant.com
Far too many places claim to cook nothing but local, seasonal food (a glance at the menu normally provides grounds for severe suspicion), so credit to Blas for keeping a relatively steady eye on what they can source in the West Highlands and Islands of Scotland.