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Design feature: La Vita Spuntini

Thu 15th November 2018

Walk into the La Vita Group's new £800k Glasgow restaurant, La Vita Spuntini Gordon Street, and what looks like a cherry blossom tree recreates a bit of outside ins

Swede Talking: Interview with Janne Johansson

Thu 15th November 2018

Janne Johansson has been a Gulf war hostage, slept out under the stars in Glasgow’s George Square and worked in more countries than I’ve had hot dinners. But Sco

Design Focus: Cul Cuil

Thu 1st November 2018

Cuil, meaning ‘back court’ in Gaelic’, is the name of a new bar from owners Church Yard Glasgow Ltd, and it’s like it’s been exorcised of all the ghosts of

DRAM Halloween Cocktail Special – The Gorilla s’mores with Jack Daniel’s Fire made at Treacle

Wed 31st October 2018

Happy Halloween! For our final Halloween Cocktail special, Emma ventured out to Treacle Bar & Kitchen in Edinburgh where the charming Andy made up their Gorilla s'

DRAM Halloween Cocktail Special – The Rebel Hell with Rebel Yell Bourbon made at Van Winkle

Tue 30th October 2018

Trick or treat? Our girl Emma headed out to Van Winkle in Glasgow and found herself another wee treat of a cocktail. The Rebel Hell. thanks to the awesome Chris for

Not a ‘good news’ budget for hospitality industry

Tue 30th October 2018

The Scottish hospitality industry should be feeling put out by this year's inhospitable budget.

DRAM Halloween Cocktail Special – The Candy Skull with Bacardi Blanca made at Metropolitan

Tue 30th October 2018

Trick or treat? Our girl Emma headed out to the Metropolitan Cocktail Bar & Restaurant in Glasgow and found herself a wee treat of a cocktail. The Candy Skull, tha

Nivens by Cafe Source

Mon 15th October 2018

They say third time’s a charm. Glasgow’s Cafe Source number three, Nivens by Cafe Source, on Nithsdale Road, happens to ooze plenty of the stuff, which is in no

Licensee Interview: Rock ‘n’ Rollo

Mon 15th October 2018

Dundee’s hit the headlines lately because of the buzz around the new V&A and so has licensee John Rollo who, together with wife Karen, has just acquired eight pubs

Scotts, Port Edgar

Mon 15th October 2018

Apparently, walking over cobbles activates pressure points on the base of the foot that promotes good health. I’ve no clue whether or not this takes in the eyes, b

The Spiritualist brings new vibes to Aberdeen

Fri 31st August 2018

Signature Pubs, the group behind Copper Blossom in Edinburgh and Church on the Hill in Glasgow, has opened The Spiritualist at 67 Langstane Place in Aberdeen. Area M

Potty about Pop-Ups

Tue 14th August 2018

The world’s gone pop-up potty in the last few years – aka the (so-called) temporary bar. But to what extent are pop-ups a threat to permanent pubs? How easy is i

Design Focus: Bracken, Erskine

Tue 14th August 2018

Bracken is a fern that spreads pretty quickly in woods and on hills, and one quick swatch around the stowed out SKB Inns’ refurbished bar and restaurant of the

Design Focus: VESTA, Edinburgh

Mon 13th August 2018

David Hall brings his professional touch to new bar and restaurant, VESTA, on Edinburgh’s Queensferry Street, honed from years leading teams in the city’

Name of new Calton Hill restaurant revealed

Mon 13th August 2018

Dale Mailley, chef director of The Gardener’s Cottage, has revealed the name for his third Edinburgh restaurant will be The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage. An ope