Red Onion, Glasgow

  257 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, G2 4TT 0141 221 6000   www.red-onion.co.uk The Bill  Fixed Price Menu  2 courses £19.50 | 3 courses £25.00 A la carte Starters £5.00 – £12.00 | Mains £14.00 – £30.00 Desserts ? The Score Cooking 4/10 | Service 4/5  Flavour  3/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 15/25 Today’s story begins…

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The Tollhouse, Edinburgh

  The Tollhouse 50 Brandon Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5BX 0131 224 2424  www.tollhouse.scot   The Bill A la carte Starters £6.50 – £11.00 | Mains £15.00 – £23.00 Desserts £6.50 – £7.50 The Score Cooking 8.5/10 | Service 5/5  Flavour  5/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 23.5/25 Did you see the flash? Bright blue. Even if…

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Sessions Arts Club, Clerkenwell, London

  Sessions Arts Club Old Sessions House, 24 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0NA 020 3793 4025  www.sessionsartsclub.com   The Bill A la carte Plates £5.00 – £27.00 | Desserts £7.00 – £10.00 The Score Cooking  8.5/10 | Service 5/5  Flavour  5/5 | Value 4.5/5 TOTAL 23/25 What’s in a name, eh? This place isn’t a…

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Jack ‘O’ Bryan’s, Dunfermline

  Jack ‘O’ Bryan’s 5 Chalmers Street, Dunfermline, KY12 8AT www.jackobryans.com  01383 324720   The Bill Lunch A la carte Starters £8.00 – £12.00 | Mains £12.00 – £22.00 Desserts £8.00 – £10.00 Dinner A la carte Starters £8.00 – £12.00 | Mains £18.00 – £38.00 Desserts £8.00 – £10.00 The Score Cooking 7/10 |…

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Ralph & Finns, Glasgow

  Ralph & Finns 23 – 25 St Vincent Place, Glasgow G1 2DT www.ralphandfinns.co.uk    0141 248 5636   The Bill Snacks £4.50 – £8.00 | Starters £5.00 – £15.00 Mains £15.00 – £37.50 | Desserts £5.00 – £7.50 The Score Cooking 6.5/10 | Service 4.5/5 | Flavour 4/5  Value 4/5 TOTAL 19/25 I have…

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The Little Chartroom, Edinburgh

  The Little Chartroom 14 Bonnington Road, Edinburgh EH6 5JD 0131 556 6600  www.thelittlechartroom.com The Bill Starters £15.00 – £15.50 | Mains £27.50 – £32.00 Desserts £10.50 – £11.50 The Score Cooking 8.5/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4.5/5  Value 5/5 TOTAL 23/25 Beginnings are tricky. Ask any columnist. Or indeed any Gospel writer. Take…

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UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers, Glasgow

  UNALOME by Graeme Cheevers 36 Kelvingrove Street, Glasgow G3 7RZ 0141 501 0553  www.unalomebygc.com   The Bill   A la Carte  3 courses £90  Tasting Menu 6 courses £110 Tasting of Vegetables Menu  6 courses £110 The Score Cooking 9.5/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 5/5  Value 5/5 TOTAL 24.5/25 So what’s the coolest…

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Timberyard, Edinburgh

  Timberyard 10 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DS 0131 221 1222 www.timberyard.co       The Bill  Eight Course Tasting Menu  £89 A la Carte  Snacks £2.00 – £10.00 | Starters £13.00 – £14.00 Mains £23.00 – £29.00 | Desserts £9.00 – £10.00 The Score Cooking 8/10 | Service 4/5 | Flavour 4.5/5  Value…

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Noble Rot, Soho, London

  Noble Rot Soho 2 Greek Street, London W1D 4NB 020 7183 8190 www.noblerot.co.uk The Bill Starters/Snacks  £3.00 – £14 | Mains £21.00 – £32.00 Puddings £8.00 – £9.00 The Score Cooking 7.5/10 | Service 4/5 | Flavour 4.5/5  Value 5/5 TOTAL 21/25 Don’t be confused by the picture. Read on. Noble Rot is a…

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The Adamson Hotel, Crossford, by Dunfermline, Fife

  The Adamson Hotel 27 Main Street, Crossford, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 8NJ 01383 736132 www.theadmasonhotel.com   The Bill  Set Lunch  Sandwiches £5.75 – £7.50 | Soup and any Sandwich £7.95 A la Carte Starters £4.50 – £6.75 | Mains £9.75 – £26.50 (Half Portion Selected Mains £6.75) Desserts £4.95 – £6.75 The Score Cooking 4.5/10…

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Aizle, Edinburgh

  Aizle 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ 0131 527 4747   www.aizle.co.uk   The Bill  6 Course Tasting Menu £85.00 The Score Cooking 10/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 5/5  Value 5/5 TOTAL 25/25 It was twenty years ago today! (No, not actually today. The anniversary to which I refer occurred on the day of…

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Blonde Restaurant, Edinburgh – As Told To Tom Johnston

  Blonde Restaurant 75 St Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QR 0131 668 2917   www.blonderestaurant.co.uk   The Bill  Set Lunch 2 courses £13.90 | 3 courses £16.90 Dinner A la Carte Starters  £4.95 – £6.95 | Mains £14.25 – £22.95 Puddings £5.95 – £6.75 The Score Cooking 6.5/10 | Service 4/5 | Flavour 4/5  Value 5/5…

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Swilcan Loft, Old Course Hotel, St Andrews

  Swilcan Loft, Old Course Hotel Old Station Road, St Andrews, KY16 9SP 01334 474371  www.oldcoursehotel.co.uk     The Bill Starters  £10.00 – £16.50 | Mains £21.50 – £42.00 Desserts £9.20 The Score Cooking 4.5/10 | Service 4.5/5 | Flavour 3/5  Value 3/5 TOTAL 15/25 I’ve been coming to The Old Course Hotel on a…

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The Orchard Bar & Restaurant, Edinburgh

  The Orchard Bar & Restaurant 1 – 2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ 0131 550 0850  www.theorchardbar.co.uk   The Bill Starters £5.50 – £10.50 | Rustic Sandwiches £7.75 – £9.25 Mains £13.25 –  £31.00 | Desserts – ? The Score Cooking 6/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4.5/5 | Value 4.5/5 TOTAL 20/25 Fascinating…

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Birnam Brasserie, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder: Guest Reviewer David Dickson

  Birnam Brasserie Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1NF 01764 694270  www.https://gleneagles.com/eat-drink/the-birnam-brasserie     The Bill Starters  £9.00 – £17.00 | Mains £14.00 – £40.00 Desserts (from the reviewer’s memory)  £5.00 – £8.00 The Score Cooking 8/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4/5  Value 4/5 TOTAL 21/25 Gleneagles Hotel sits amidst the lush greenery of…

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Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, Edinburgh

  Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen 4 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BD 0131 252 5200  www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com The Bill Starters  £7.50 – £14.50 | Mains £16.50 – £48.00 Desserts £5.00 – £7.00 The Score Cooking 7.5/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4/5  Value – Beef 2/5, The rest 4/5: Average 3/5 TOTAL 19.5/25 It ain’t…

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The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford, Oxfordshire

   The Bay Tree Hotel  Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4LW  01993 822791    www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/the-bay-tree-hotel The Bill A la carte Starters £7.50 – £13.50 | Mains £16.00 – £30.00 Puddings £6.50 – £9.00 The Score Cooking 7/10 | Service 4.5/5 | Flavour 4.5/5  Value 4.5/5 TOTAL 20.5/25 Stand at the top of the hill before…

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The Palmerston, Edinburgh

  The Palmerston Restaurant & Bakery 1 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AF 0131 220 1794    www.thepalmerstonedinburgh.co.uk The Bill Set Lunch (Wednesday  to Friday) 2 courses £16.00 | 3 courses £19.00 A la carte Starters £6.50 – £10.00 | Mains £15.00 – £22.00 Desserts £5.00 – £6.00 The Score Cooking 8.5/10 | Service 5/5 |…

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The Raeburn, Edinburgh

  The Raeburn 112 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh EH4 1HG 0131 332 7000 www.theraeburn.com The Bill Starters £6.00 – £8.00  | Mains £11.50 – £28.80  Desserts £5.00 – £8.00 The Score Cooking 5/10 | Service 3/5 | Flavour 4/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 16/25 In life, sadly, there are winners and losers. The good news this…

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Kerridge’s Bar & Grill, London

 Kerridge’s Bar & Grill The Corinthia Hotel 10 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5AE 020 7321 3244   www.kerridgesbarandgrill.co.uk   The Bill Starters £15.50 – £95.00 | Mains £28.50 – £49.50  Desserts £13.50 – £16.50 The Score Cooking 7/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4.5/5 | Value 2.5/5 TOTAL 19/25 Proper lush! That seems to be a catchphrase…

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45 Jermyn Street, London

 45 Jermyn Street  St James’s London SW1Y 6DN 020 7205 4545 www.45 Jermyn Street.com The Bill Starters £9.75 – £76.00 | Mains £17.50 – £52.50 | Desserts £4.50 – £14.25 The Score Cooking 8/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 5/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 22/25 I’m occasionally (well, very occasionally) asked how I choose places…

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Golden Oldies – Strangers’ Dining Room, London

Strangers’ Dining Room, House of Commons, St Margaret’s Street, London SW1A 0AA   See below for details of the bill   Well that’s it! Democracy has gone mad! Is nothing sacred? For this, Scotland’s last week of restaurant free existence, for the final period of no eating out unless you succumb to the horrors of…

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