Take Three: Pubs with some shining dining
MacSorley’s Music Bar
42 Jamaica Street, Glasgow, 0141 248 8581, www.macsorleys.com
From the owners of the Sub Club is the ‘Sub Pub’, an old boozer turned boho hang-out. Tatty round the edges, it pumps out an indie dominated soundtrack and packs its menu with potted hough, herring in oatmeal and cheese from Ayrshire.
The Butterfly and the Pig
153 Bath Street, Glasgow, 0141 221 7711, www.thebutterflyandthepig.com
This odd but loveable subterranean pub has a kitchen that’s at ease with good, straightforward food and clearly likes to indulge some spare time baking bread, making pickles and thinking up bizarre menu descriptions.
18 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, 0131 226 4199, www.hamiltonsedinburgh.co.uk
With its raised dining area and discerning Stockbridge clientele, the food’s clearly important at this recently redesigned bar, with familiar dishes such as fish stew or burgers clearly benefitting from a bit of TLC in the kitchen.