Black Pig and Oyster – SADLY NOW CLOSED The hospitality businesses down on Commercial Quay have taken quite a pasting of late with only the Michelin charms of The Kitchin and all-round appeal of Cafe Tartine enduring. Exterior New in the slot that was International Starters for many years comes the Black Pig and Oyster, …

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The Spanish Butcher We’re a big chunk into the year and all the best new places (and by that I largely mean new to me rather than newly opened places) have been outside of Edinburgh with three in Glasgow and one in Newcastle. I’m sure this will even out over the year but it certainly …

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Cafe Andaluz My experience of the restaurants in the DRG stable has been fairly mixed over the years. I’ve enjoyed several good trips to Amarone but I was very unimpressed with Cadiz, for example. After a spot of silent reading at Lucky Liquor, we were in the mood for tapas so headed to one of …

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Malaga Tapas The last of my festive nights oot took me to Glasgow for a trip to Malaga Tapas. After a pint at the wonderful Laurieston, I toddled along on a rain-soaked evening towards Shields Road with the restaurant just nearby.Exterior I was joined by friends from one of the best projects with which I’m …

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La Quinta – SADLY NOW CLOSED A couple of doors down from Bia Bistrot, La Quinta has been plying its trade as a Spanish deli for a while. More recently, it added a cafe to draw people to linger there a little longer once purchases had been made. I popped in to see what was …

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