Eating & Drinking Guide

Eating & Drinking Guide 2017

The Eating & Drinking Guide is The List’s flagship annual printed guide. For over two decades it has been providing a comprehensive, well-informed and reliably up-to-date guide to the dining scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh – both in print and online in full at The full-colour, 168-page print guide is published in April each year with a print run of 25,000 copies and an estimated readership of at least 200,000. It is for sale all year in principal bookshops, newsagents and other venues, as well as from our online shop.

The reviews that make up the listings for the two cities are freshly researched and written in the first three months of 2017. Our team of 70-strong locally based reviewers eat out anonymously at nearly 1000 venues across both cities. They are our discerning eyes, ears and palates about town, helping us keep track of the movers and shakers of the ever-evolving and constantly improving eating and drinking scene.

You’ll find coverage of over 150 new openings over the last twelve months, as well as our Hitlists, rigorously highlighting the best places to be found in each section. There are Table Talks, too, with personal stories from some of the creative forces behind different parts of the food and drink scene. The Tiplists throughout the guide will show you where good things are happening in the world of coffee, beer, bargain lunches, takeaway sandwiches and much more – all carefully chosen by our reviewers and editors who’ve been working hard to bring you all the exciting news about dining and drinking in these ever-changing cities.

How we review:

  • The List Eating & Drinking Guide values its editorial independence.
  • Unlike other restaurant guides which only cover venues that have paid to be included and where review visits are prearranged and carefully orchestrated, no entry in the Eating & Drinking Guide pays to be included, none is obliged to advertise and none is given sight of its review before publication.
  • Restaurants covered in the guide are chosen on merit and reviewed incognito – to ensure our experience is that of any other diner. Each restaurant is freshly reviewed each year by a different writer from The List’s team. Our reviewers are experienced and knowledgeable, but they’re not professional food inspectors. They’re chosen to reflect an informed local diner’s viewpoint, and they are encouraged to express an unbiased and even-handed opinion.
  • No special favours are accorded to the companies that choose to buy display advertising space in the guide – they are treated exactly the same when it comes to their review visit, write-up and Hitlist selections.

Food & Drink Editor, The List: Donald Reid
Eating & Drinking Guide City Editors: Jo Laidlaw (Edinburgh); Jay Thundercliffe (Glasgow)
Editorial team: Scott Henderson, Jo Laidlaw, Paul McLean, Keith Smith, Louise Stoddart, Yasmin Sulaiman, Jay Thundercliffe
Design & Production: Jen Devonshire, Lucy Munro
Publishers: Robin Hodge, Simon Dessain
Director, Food & Drink: Peter Brown