ExteriorI’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with all of the new places opening in Edinburgh. I get that I should be enthused by all the exciting new places, but I’m just not feeling it at the moment. Accordingly, I toddled off to Glasgow and made a lunchtime visit to Fire in Babylon, on Hope Street. A …

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Misty Glasgow from the LighthouseWhen my friend Claire, who previously joined at the Jolly Botanist, suggested a jaunt to Glasgow for a day of exploring and eating, I was more than happy to agree. I spend a fair amount of time in Glasgow, these days, but a few dalliances with the West End aside I …

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ExteriorIt was good to get out of city centre Glasgow for a change so I took the opportunity breakfast in the fashionable West End. After a sardine journey on the underground to Hillhead, I emerged on Byres Road with Avenue G in sight. A purveyor of fine, locally roasted coffee, Avenue G has garnered a …

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Mother India

ExteriorAfter a four hour drive from Forfar through some very dense traffic, our arrival at Mother India in Glasgow’s West End came not a moment too soon. We were, however, rather late for our reservation with half our party nibbling at pakora and holding station. Joining them at a large table in the downstairs dining …

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ExteriorMy continuing fondness for ecclesiastical cafes took me to the recently opened Wild Olive Tree Cafe, just next to Queen Street station, in the fantastic St George’s Tron Church. It’s a real feature building, which I’ve walked past many a time. The cafe, run as a social enterprise supporting the local homeless to get back …

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