Side Dishes (30 July 2009) - The Yard, Gourmet Glasgow & Villeneuve Wines

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Side Dishes: The Yard, Gourmet Glasgow & Villeneuve Wines

THE MAIN feature of the Yard, a new family restaurant and bar off Bonnington Road on the way to Leith, is a large enclosed courtyard for outdoor eating with a decent chunk of it given over as a children’s play area. Run by the family behind Molly’s play area in Ocean Terminal, it has a full adult menu as well as some unprocessed options for the kids. It’s at 2 Bonnington Road Lane, Leith, 0131 554 1314, www.theyardleith.com

A SERIES OF promotions under the Gourmet Glasgow banner is taking place in August, with events and special menus available at members of the Glasgow Restaurateurs Association. They include Jambalaya country music events at venues such as Gamba, the Bothy and Alla Turca. Meanwhile, local restaurant critics (including The List’s own) will spend an evening working as maitre d’ at restaurants around town in aid of charity. Find more details at www.graonline.co.uk

VILLENEUVE WINES, which has shops in Peebles, Haddington and Broughton Street in Edinburgh, has opened up a fourth premises at 51 William Street in Edinburgh’s West End, setting up a partnership with Rocco Venezia, the husband-and-wife company that makes, imports and sell prosecco and other luxury Italian goodies including coffee and chocolate. Both businesses will have their own spaces in the new venture. www.villeneuvewines.com and www.roccovenezia.com

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