Take 3: Restaurants using local Fruit & Veg
14 Eyre Place, Edinburgh, 0131 558 1608
Jean Michel Gauffre of La Garrigue has taken over the old Duck’s at Le Marche Noir in the New Town and plans to open this fine-dining vegetarian restaurant in late August. He promises ‘a French twist’ to the dishes, with prices set at around £16-17 for two courses. [Update: L'Artichaut is now closed]
Cherry & Heather Fine Food
7 North Gower Street, Glasgow, 0141 427 0272, www.cherryandheather.co.uk
Iwan and Reiko Sasaki’s delightful little takeaway/café in Ibrox where the wholesome whimsy of the name extends to the menu, which alliteratively encompasses home-made soups, stew, sandwiches and sushi in imaginative combinations of fresh, high-quality ingredients.
Prestonfield House, Priestfield Road, Edinburgh, 0131 225 1333, www.rhubarb-restaurant.com
The swankiest of surroundings for the restaurant in the five-star hotel run by James Thomson of Witchery fame. It takes it name from the fact that the vegetable was first introduced to Britain in the eighteenth century by Sir Alexander Dick of Prestonfield.