DINNERS - EVENTS - WALKS

GLASGOW & EDINBURGH

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1) Glasgow Events January -June 2019...

 

 

SCOTTISH NIGHT AT THE PIPER’S TRYST - 30 McPhater Street -January –  Mark Burn’s night with a traditional Scottish meal in the home of traditional Celtic music, Glasgow’s Piper’s Tryst.  The building dates back to 1872 and was originally a church built in a Tuscan classical style.  The restaurant is atmospheric and cosy, perfect for a winter’s evening.  You will enjoy a tasty 3 course Scottish dinner and accompanying Scottish drink to toast the Bard! (£34.50)

 

 

THE STAGE DOOR WINE TASTING & BUFFET DINNER - The Stage Door, The Griffin,  266 Bath Street - February - A fantastic opportunity to experience a great fun event at this atmospheric city centre venue.    Wine expert, Andy, from Inverarity Vaults will introduce you to some of his favourite wines.  In addition, you can enjoy a delicious hot buffet provided by the excellent Stage-Door chefs.  A night not to be missed! (£37.50)

 

 

BBC TOUR & RIVERSIDE LUNCH  - Pacific Quay, Pacific Drive - March - On this  two hour tour of BBC Scotland’s headquarters on the banks of the River Clyde, you’ll learn about one of the most modern broadcast centres in the UK, find out how they make the programmes and see inside some of the studios.  You will also learn about the architecture of the building and get a chance to try some hands-on activities.  Thereafter, we will make our way across Bell’s Bridge for a delicious two course lunch at the riverside Recess Restaurant with its fabulous view of the water.   (£41.50)

 

 

EASTER LUNCH – The Ubiquitous Chip, 12 Ashton Lane, West End –  April – Meet us for a glass of fizz followed by a wonderful three course lunch at this multi-award winning restaurant that has made a huge contribution to fine dining in Glasgow. The covered Mediterranean style courtyard with carp pond and abundant foliage makes the UB Chip the perfect place to lunch.  We take over the downstairs courtyard every year and it is a very popular annual event! (£40.50)

 

 

A PLAY, A PIE  AND A PINT – Oran Mor, 731-735 Great Western Road, West End –  May –   Oran Mor’s ground breaking lunchtime theatre programme A Play, a Pie and a Pint began in 2004 and now commissions 37 new plays a year across a range of genres from tragedies and monologues to comedies and musicals.  The day starts with a drink and a pie.  Next, you can enjoy the play in this intimate theatre setting and finish off with a chat and a mingle in the upstairs bar.  (£22.50)

 

 

SHARMANKA THEATRE PERFORMANCE & RUSSIAN DINNER - 103 Trongate -  June -  Sharmanka, Russian for barrel-organ, was founded by sculptor-mechanic, Eduard Bersudsky and theatre director, Tatyana Jakovskaya in St.Petersburg in 1989 and has been based in Glasgow since 1996.  It has gained a reputation as one of Glasgow’s hidden treasures.  Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light telling funny and tragic stories of the human spirit in this hour long performance.  Thereafter, we will have a superb  three course dinner in the nearby Russian restaurant, Cafe Cossachok.  (£35.50)

 

 

2) Edinburgh Events January - June 2019...

 

NEW YEAR COCKTAILS AND DINNER AT HARVEY NICHOLS - Forth Floor Brasserie, Harvey Nichols, 30-34 St. Andrew’s Square, New Town  -  January -    Harvey Nichols arrived with style in 2002 and its balconied fourth floor restaurant is a popular venue for Edinburgh style gurus who wish to dine against the stunning back-drop of Edinburgh Castle.  The style is modern British, sourcing top quality, largely organic Scottish ingredients.  A great way to start the year!  (£33)

 

 

MUSEUM TOUR AND PRINTING PRESS SUNDAY LUNCH -  Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street, New Town - February -  We will start the day with an hour’s guided tour of the highlights of one of Edinburgh’s most remarkable buildings.  Thereafter, we will head to the opulent Principal George Hotel for a 2 course Sunday Roast lunch.  The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.  (£38.50)

 

 

WINE TASTING AND PLATTERS - Veeno,  11 Lister Square, Quartermile, Southside - March - The Italian owners of Veeno wished to create a place where everyone can enjoy great wines and the most authentic platters of meats, cheeses and appetisers imported from strictly selected Italian producers.  Their wines come from their family vineyard in Sicily and during this event you will enjoy 6 wines paired with a delicious sharing platter and dessert.  (£35.50)

 

 

A PLAY, A PIE AND A PINT - Traverse Theatre, 10 Cambridge Street, West End -  April - This ground breaking lunchtime theatre programme A Play, A Pie and A Pint began in 2004 and now commissions 37 new plays a year across a range of genres from tragedies and monologues to comedies and musicals.  The day starts with a drink and a pie in the bustling Traverse Theatre Bar.  Next, you can enjoy an entertaining one hour play, written specifically for A Play, A Pie and A Pint in this intimate theatre setting and finish off with a chat and a mingle in the bar. (£22.50)

 

 

JUPITER ARTLAND TOUR & LUNCH -  May - Bennington House Steadings, Wilkieston EH27 8BY -  Join us for a fascinating day out at this contemporary sculpture park located just outside Edinburgh.  Set over 100 acres and 5 indoor gallery spaces it features artists including Charles Jencs, and Anish Kapoor.  We will kick off the day with a guided tour and thereafter you can enjoy a casual lunch in their acclaimed cafe.  (price tbc)

 

 

SUMMER ROOFTOP BARBECUE -  Forth View Terrace, The Principal George Hotel, 21-25 George Street, New Town - June - This hidden gem at the top of the George Hotel has arguably the best views in Edinburgh.  From this rooftop terrace you can enjoy views stretching all the way from Edinburgh Castle to the Forth Rail Bridge and the Firth of Forth.  We will enjoy the summer afternoon with a barbecue on the terrace.    Following the success of our previous barbecues, we have been asked to return to the George in 2019.   Let’s hope for the same amazing weather! (£36)

 

 

 

3) Walking Programme...2019

 

THE FALLS OF CLYDE New Lanark, built in 1786, has been preserved as a wonderful visitor attraction and is also a World Heritage Site. The Falls of Clyde, adjacent to New Lanark, provide excellent opportunities for wildlife watching and our walk will take us past  the imposing waterfalls and majestic trees.  This walk is a must for nature lovers. (£10)

 

 

WHITELEES WINDFARM -  Situated on the edge of Eaglesham Moor, high above Glasgow, Whitelees is Europe’s largest onshore windfarm. This interesting walk is relatively flat and on excellent trails that weave through the wind turbines. It is hard to put into words how impressive these towering turbines are close up. We will enjoy stunning views stretching to over 80 miles which will include Ben Lomond, Ailsa Craig and Arran. (£10)

 

 

ABERFOYLE –  We will be meeting at the Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, situated at the start of the Highlands, with its great views over the Campsies.  We will head off along forest trails to explore the start of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. This walk is especially good for nature lovers.  (£10)

 

 

ROSLIN GLEN  - Roslin Glen Country Park is one of Midlothian’s main countryside sites, with a rich industrial and cultural heritage. It is hard to believe that this was once a highly industrial area with more than 200 buildings at its industrial peak. It is now a spectacular location to explore the Esk Valley with lovely woodland and riverside walks.  This area has been made famous by Dolly the Sheep and the Da Vinci Code and there will be an opportunity to visit the Rosslyn Chapel at the end of the walk. (£10 / chapel entrance price not included)

 

 

MUGDOCK COUNTRY PARK –   Located in beautiful semi-natural and formal landscapes yet only 10 miles from Glasgow city centre, Mugdock Country Park offers an exciting visit to the countryside. The walk will explore some of the lesser known parts of the park, away from the crowds, taking in a part of the West Highland Way and we will hopefully be rewarded by spotting some of the wildlife living there. (£10)

 

 

We reserve the right to alter the route of or postpone any walks if required. Please wear good walking footwear and waterproof clothing. Also, we advise that you bring something to eat and drink. We are happy to assist in organising car sharing for the walks.

 

4) Glasgow Restaurants...2019

 

You will be advised of the date of your dinner the month prior to the dinner

 

LA VITA SPUNTINI - 40 Gordon Street, City Centre -   Following the success of its sister restaurants,  La Vita Spuntini has now opened its doors in the very central location of Gordon Street.   You can expect favourite Italian classics along with some exciting new dishes created especially for the new restaurant.  This is a stylish new addition to the city centre.  (£37)

 

 

TEMPUS AT GRAND CENTRAL – Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon Street, City Centre – Built in 1883 in the Queen Anne style, The Central Hotel was once the place to stay in Glasgow.  In 2010 it had a £20 million pound refurbishment and is now reinstated to its former glory.  The in-house Tempus Restaurant promises a memorable dining experience.  (£39.50)

 

 

THE RESTAURANT BAR & GRILL –  2nd Floor, Princes Square, 48 Buchanan Street, City Centre - Relax and enjoy great food and service inside the restaurant whilst watching the chefs in action, at the wood stone oven and rotisserie, in the open kitchen. This happening restaurant is a firm favourite with many of our members.  (£39.50)

 

 

LA BONNE AUBERGE - 161 West Nile Street, City Centre - Situated in the heart of Glasgow’s theatreland, La Bonne Auberge is still going strong after forty years.  It was recently voted Hotel Restaurant of the Year and its innovative menu is inspired by France and the Mediterranean.  They use only the freshest ingredients and pride themselves in excellent service.  (£38.50)

 

 

AMARONE -  2 Nelson Mandela Place, City Centre – Amarone immediately impresses with an elegant entrance and staircase leading to a stylish, modern, basement restaurant.  You can expect excellent service and quality Italian dishes.   This restaurant is always fully booked at the weekends with loyal diners returning again and again.  (£41)

 

 

THAIRIFFIC - 303 Sauchiehall Street, City Centre - This spacious and welcoming restaurant offers a first floor haven from the bustle below, enhanced by impeccable service.   It is a family run restaurant, and the menu focuses on a modern take on traditional Thai cuisine.  We are looking forward to returning to this very popular restaurant in 2019. (£37.50)

 

 

The cost of the dinners generally includes a pre-dinner drink, 3 course meal,  and tip for the waiters.  The pre-dinner drink is costed on the house red or white wine, single spirit with mixer, beer or soft drink.  We would respectfully ask that anyone wishing an alternative buys their own drink.

 

5) Edinburgh Restaurants...2019

 

You will be advised of the date of your dinner the month prior to the dinner

 

VESTA - 7-8 Queensferry Street, West End- Vesta offers a unique dining experience serving Scottish/French cuisine in the West End of Edinburgh.  The restaurant has a commendable social mission where the profit from the customers pays for meals for the homeless and the restaurant offers training and employment opportunities for Edinburgh’s most disadvantaged people. It’s a great concept as well as being a very stylish restaurant with exposed brick and blonde wood and superb food.  (£40.50)

 

 

CRANSTONS - Old Waverley Hotel, 43 Princes Street, New Town -  Set in a graceful dining room with high ceilings and the best views of Princes Street in Edinburgh this restaurant offers fresh local Scottish fayre.  You can be sure of excellent dishes and friendly and attentive service from the waiting staff. (£41.50)

 

 

THE WHISKI ROOMS - 4-7 North Bank Street, Old Town - The Whiski Rooms overlooks Edinburgh’s iconic Mound with stunning views over Princes Street and beyond.  It is a unique concept venue comprising three interlinked units, a dedicated whisky shop, a bar and a Scottish Bistro.   You can expect hearty fare, the best of Scottish produce and a warm welcome from the friendly staff.  (£41.50)

 

 

LA P’TITE FOLIE - 9 Randolph Place, West End - La P’tite Folie owner, Virginie, has transformed the “Tudor House” on Randolph Place into a lively and charming restaurant where you can enjoy great traditional French cuisine.  Located in the midst of Edinburgh’s West End, this delightful venue offers authentic French dining in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.  Since opening in 2003, it has built up a strong clientele and comes highly recommended.  (£41.50)

 

 

THE BONHAM – 22 Drumsheugh Gardens, West End – This restaurant is located in a smart Victorian townhouse and boasts a classically trained French chef.  It is elegantly furnished with contemporary pieces which sensitively compliment the grand period features.  The emphasis is on well sourced Scottish ingredients and Gallic influences also play a part. This restaurant has come highly recommended from several “foodies.”  (£39.50)

 

 

SYLVESTERS - 55-57 West Nicholson Street, Southside - Opened by young chef, Kieran Sylvester in 2013, this small and understated corner bistro has quickly built up a regular clientele.  It offers fine creative cooking and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.  It is family-run and great care is given to both the quality of the food and the level of service.  (£35)

 

 

The cost of the dinners generally includes a pre-dinner drink,  2 or 3 course meal, and tip for the waiters.  The pre-dinner drink is costed on the house red or white wine, single spirit with mixer, beer or soft drink.  We would respectfully ask that anyone wishing an alternative buys their own drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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