temper City EC2 25 January, 7.30 pm £80 pp Neil Rankin’s Square Mile newcomer will be throwing a Scottish knees up to celebrate Burns Night this year, hosted by comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli. Guests are invited to revel in a celebration of all things Scottish, from the bagpipes and haggis to Deep Fried Mars Bars and Irn Bru. There […]

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The Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews, a stunning modernist steel-and-glass cube overlooking the North Sea, has been taken over and given an Italian makeover by 22-year-old Stefano Pieraccini. A marketing and managing graduate, he will be mentored by his father Adrian, past owner of restaurants including Rocca in St Andrews and Rocpool in Inverness. Now called […]

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Glasgow restaurateurs Rusk and Rusk have opened their third venue, the Spanish Butcher, in the Merchant City district. As the name suggests, the new outfit adds a Spanish element in the form of whole turbot, grilled octopus, salt-cured Iberico jamon and Galician beef to the Scotch beef that is the mainstay of their menus at […]

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The Boisdale stable of Scottish-themed bar-restaurants will expand next week with a new opening – in a converted Mayfair stables. The latest venue is smaller than the Belgravia original and its City and Canary Wharf offshoots, so has more of a cosy whisky bar atmosphere – topped off with an in-house humidor and street-level cigar terrace. Set over two floors of […]

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To celebrate summer, the team behind Fitzrovia’s Scottish dining spot, game specialist Mac & Wild, have launched their latest burger. The Big Mac and Wild is available to customers for just one wee pound every lunchtime this week, but will feature on the menu for the rest of summer. Mac & Wild are offering 50 burgers each […]

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Chef Scott Smith, a protégé of Geoffrey Smeddle – owner of Cupar’s “splendid establishment” The Peat Inn – has taken over the site of The Plumed Horse on Henderson Street in Edinburgh’s culinary neighbourhood, Leith. In the past this pub conversion struck our reporters as rather overhyped (being a holder of one of you know […]

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Go the traditional route Mac & Wild W1 Available 23-30 January 2016 £35 pp If it’s fine Highland produce you’re after this Burns’ Night, look no further than Fitzrovia’s new(ish) star, from the folks behind pop-up sensation The Wild Game Company. Mac & Wild will be celebrating the Scottish bard Robbie Burns for a whole […]

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Sister to Belgravia’s famous Caledonian restaurant, Boisdale Of Canary Wharf launched a brand new Mojito Bar and Cuban garden terrace this week (15 June) just in time for summer. Set inside an art deco building, amidst the shiny towers of Cabot Square, the terrace boasts beautiful views over the city. Long a favourite among our survey reporters as not just […]

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