Rusk & Rusk, the Glasgow-based restaurant team behind The Butchershop Bar & Grill, Hutchesons City Grill, and The Spanish Butcher, have announced its latest venture: ‘So L.A.’ Situated in the city centre, Rusk & Rusk said the new all-day venue is “inspired by the vibrancy and diversity of the West Coast’s drinking and dining scene.” It […]

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Tom Kitchin and team will today open Southside Scran, a new restaurant in Edinburgh. Southside Scran appears a more relaxed alternative to Kitchin’s “outstanding” fine dining flagship, though will stay true to the chef’s commitment to Scottish produce and seasonal cooking. The restaurant’s focal point will be a rotisserie grill, upon which great hunks of […]

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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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⦿ The Guardian’s Marina O’Loughlin reviewed Trump Turnberry 6/10 in Ayrshire, where she arrived with “prejudices fully erect” and is told in a whisper, “We’re not allowed to talk politics.” “Yes, there’s a lot to loathe. I hate that the hotel celebrates Scottishness in a way only a tourist can love: charming doormen waft you indoors […]

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Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn will accelerate plans to expand its Beer Kitchen casual dining concept into England after raising £1 million in 72 hours via crowdfunding. The two Beer Kitchens already open in Edinburgh and Dundee will be joined by another in St Andrews in the next couple of weeks, with Glasgow to follow in the […]

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TV chef Hardeep Singh Kohli has opened Scotland’s ‘first craft beer and curry bar’ in Leith’s thriving culinary scene. VDeep restaurant takes over the former home of The Vintage pub in Henderson Street. The neighbourhood already boasts a number of much-lauded restaurants, including Tom Kitchin’s The Kitchin (which provides “real fireworks” according to Harden’s reporters), […]

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