Side Dishes (13 March 2008)
News to nibble on
Gamba restaurant in Glasgow is celebrating its 10th birthday with a series of special meals, kicking off with an Oriental night on Friday 14 March. Tickets cost £59.95 for four courses with wines; book on 0141 572 0899.
Two of leith’s most venerable seafood bistros, Skippers and the Waterfront, have been taken over by the team behind A Room in the Town and A Room in the West End. Skippers will continue trading under its old name while the Waterfront has been refurbished and converted into a pub (Teuchtars Landing) in the red-brick former ferry depot and a bistro (A Room in Leith) in the waterside conservatory.
Glasgow Farmers’ Market is shifting its location for the next six months on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from Mansfield Park on Hyndland Street to Dowanhill Primary School off Havelock Street near Highburgh Road.
Just along the Forth coastline in Newhaven there’s a new café-bistro and deli called Porto & Fi located at the corner of Craighall Road and Newhaven Main Street. Run by Andrew MacInnes and his sister Fiona, it’s open from 8am daily (10am on Sundays) for breakfasts, snacks, cakes and coffee as well as more substantial meals for lunch and early evening. Bookings on 0131 551 1900.
A dinner is being held at the Atrium in Edinburgh on Monday 17 March featuring farmers' market produce and guest chefs Neil Forbes, Roy Brett and Tom Lewis. Meal tickets are £55 (including wine). Book through the restaurant on 0131 228 8882 or see www.slowfoodedinburgh.co.uk for more information.