Side Dishes (22 January 2009)

News to nibble on

Tony Singh

Tony Singh

Having passed over the running of Roti last year to Ryan Singh of Mr Singh’s Restaurant in Glasgow, Oloroso chef-proprietor Tony Singh has unveiled his new venture, Tony’s Table. A bistro-style restaurant, together with an on-site bakery and sandwich shop, it will replace Circus restaurant in North Castle Street. The owner of the site, Sir David Murray’s Murray International Holdings, will remain involved as a minority shareholder. Due to open in February, Singh describes Tony’s Table as ‘somewhere that families can dine together and know what they’re eating is healthy and hearty.’

Gordon Yuill has returned to the Glasgow dining scene with the Merrylee Road Bar and Kitchen. It’s an all-day, neighbourhood sort of place serving coffee and pastries, bar bites with a pint of ale or a glass of wine, as well as a full bistro menu. There’s a fixed price menu with two courses for £7.50 running from noon to 7pm, while the main menu ranges from a burger with peach and chilli relish to twice-cooked pork belly with an apple and endive salad. Bookings on 0141 637 5774 or check out

One of the good things about holding a food and film festival in the Highlands is that these days you can whistle up some excellent local food to accompany it. Such is the case with the Kingussie Food on Film Festival on 6 and 7 February, where Claire MacDonald will be leading cooking demos at the Saturday morning indoor food market, with screenings on both days of food-related short films and a screening of Chocolat on Saturday evening. Further details available at


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