Glasgow's Corinthian reopens and Indaba arrives in Edinburgh

Edinburgh and Glasgow food news: September 2010

Glasgow's Corinthian reopens and Indaba arrives in Edinburgh

With the dishes still piled up beside the sink after the Festival, parts of Edinburgh’s restaurant scene have undoubtedly been buoyed up by the unique annual surge of customers. Have no doubt, operators in other cities look on with envy. Among the new arrivals you may have missed in the frenzy are a second branch of Tapa Barra y Restaurante on Hanover Street, replacing Mai Thai, Urban Angel’s new sandwich and juice deli opposite their Forth Street branch on the corner of Broughton Street, a second branch of Punjabi specialists Iman’s on Nicholson Square, and the curiously diverse Indaba on Lochrin Terrace, bringing South African, Venezualean, Spanish and Scottish options to the site of the former Coconut Grove. One high-profile casualty in the capital recently is the closure of Tony’s Table, Tony Singh’s second restaurant on North Castle Street.

In Glasgow, the frocks are flocking to the reopened Corinthian on Ingram Street, flagship of the G1 Group and the latest large venue in the portfolio to enjoy a multi-million pound revamp. Lavish and over-the-top at every turn, the heart of the stunning building remains Tellers Bar and Brasserie in the old banking hall, but now all four floors of the merchant’s town house are in use, with decorative themes ranging wildly from a drinking-hall-style beer cellar to Holywood-themed cocktail bars and panelled private rooms with all the electronic gadgetery you need for business meetings, karaoke, drinks parties, or all three. Find out more at


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