Side Dishes (10 April 2008)

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Eating & Drinking Guide 2008

Our brand new Eating & Drinking Guide will be launched on Tuesday 22 April this year and you can get your copy with a special edition of The List, out the following day and priced at just £3.50 (a saving of £2.75 on the cover price of the Eating & Drinking Guide alone). It’s the 15th year in a row we’ve produced our comprehensive annual guide to all the places to eat in and around Glasgow and Edinburgh, and this year we’ve covered over 850 places with well over 100 entries appearing for the first time. Every establishment is visited anonymously, we write a fresh entry every year, and all our Hitlist choices and award winners are independently selected.

The bakehouse has opened on Broughton Street in Edinburgh. A first venture by interior designer Patrick Crawshaw, the new café-sandwich deli has the feel of a Victorian shop with hanging wicker baskets and glass display cabinets. There is seating for up to a dozen and the menu includes breakfasts, lunchtime sandwiches and pies, cakes, coffee, loose teas and pastries. Bread is from Falko Konditormeister, but nearly everything else is made on the premises. 32c Broughton Street, Edinburgh, 0131 557 2012.

Osteria Piero has replaced Bouzy Rouge on the corner of West Regent Street and Wellington Street. Piero Sarti (of the Sarti clan) is introducing assaggini (‘small tastings’), tasting platters called orologio and a menu focussing principally on Tuscan regional cooking and products. The atmosphere is straight out of a Tuscan trattoria too. 111 West Regent Street, Glasgow, 0141 248 3471. osteriapiero.co.uk

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