DINNERS - EVENTS - WALKS

GLASGOW & EDINBURGH

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1) Glasgow Events July - Dec 2019...

 

 

SUMMER ROOF TERRACE LUNCH – No.29  Royal Exchange Square – July - Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a delicious three course lunch in the marquee on this super stylish terrace hidden amongst the rooftops of Glasgow city centre.  No.29 is considered one of Glasgow’s top venues.  This is the perfect way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon away from the bustle of the city and you’d be forgiven for thinking you are lunching in Milan.  (£41)

 

GLASGOW UNIVERSITY TOUR AND DRINKS - Glasgow University, University Avenue - August - Join us on a fascinating tour which explores the impressive architecture and 550 years of history of Glasgow University.  Thereafter,  head down to the Ubiquitous Chip for a leisurely drink in this atmospheric Ashton Lane bar.  (£16.50 - drinks not included)

 

 

MERCHANT CITY MUSIC TOUR AND LIVE MUSIC DINNER – Mharsanta, 26 Bell Street, Merchant City - September - Come and join Glasgow City Music Tours and Mharsanta for a great fun evening experience exploring the city’s vibrant traditional music scene.  The evening will start with a one hour Merchant City Tour.  Thereafter, you can enjoy a two course traditional Scottish dinner followed by an excellent live music performance.  (£44.50)

 

 

TEPPENYAKI LUNCH - Benihana, 7 West Nile Street - October - This is a lunch with a difference so prepare yourself for the show!  After the waiters have taken your order, the talented chefs will come to the centre of your table and delight in displaying their incredible skills as they chop, season and cook each dish.  You’ll be amazed by a whirl of movement and colour as they spin, flip and catch ingredients and dazzle with culinary tricks. They will finish off by setting light to the grill in a spectacular display of flames.  This will be a day to remember.  (£41.50)

 

 

A PLAY, A PIE  AND A PINT – Oran Mor, 731-735 Great Western Road, West End – November –   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.  (price & play tbc)

 

 

FRIDAYS AT ONE - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland -  100 Renfrew Street -  November - Join us at Scotland’s world leading conservatoire of music, drama and dance for their regular Friday lunchtime performance.  We will meet for a pre-concert refreshment in the vibrant cafe/bar before enjoying a superb performance by the students of the Conservatoire in the Stevenson Hall.  (£16)

 

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT THE ANCHOR LINE – 12 St Vincent Place, City Centre -  December - Kick off the festivities at this very sociable day out and take a step back in time to the grand days of Glasgow’s shipping history.  This restaurant is located within the stunning and completely restored grade A1 listed first class booking offices of the Anchor Line Shipping Company.  You can enjoy pre-lunch drinks in the Anchor Line bar before treating yourself to a three course lunch in these opulent surroundings  Thereafter, you can either enjoy a post lunch drink in the bar or pick up some last minute presents in the nearby Christmas market and bustling Buchanan Street.   (£41.50)

 

 

2) Edinburgh Events July - December 2019...

 

 

BANDAKADABRA AT THE SPEIGELTENT - George Square, Southside -   July -  Don't miss this crazy brass band from Torino who blend jazz, Balkan party music, Mediterranean folk melodies, blues, klezmer and anything else that crosses their minds into an exuberant and intoxicating mix that makes audiences all over Europe smile.  After the concert, soak up the festival atmosphere in the pop up bars at George Square.  This will be the perfect way to enjoy the festival in the heart of the Old Town.   (£21)

 

 

“MURDER SHE DIDN’T WRITE” FESTIVAL DRINKS AND SHOW - Pleasance Courtyard, 76A Pleasance, Old Town -  August - A classic murder mystery is created on the spot in this ingenious and hilarious show from Bristol Improv Theatre’s resident company.   It comes highly recommended and you cannot help but be impressed by the talent and wit of the actors.  The day will start with sociable drinks in the Holyrood 9A before heading off to the show.   (£25)

 

 

DOORS OPEN DAY & LUNCH -  Venue To Be Arranged, Edinburgh -  September. Doors Open Day is Scotland’s largest free festival celebrating heritage and the built environment, new and old.  Join us for a fascinating tour of one of Edinburgh’s finest historical buildings.  Thereafter, enjoy a sociable lunch in a nearby restaurant.   (price tbc)

 

 

GOURMET LUNCH AT MONO - 85 South Bridge, Old Town -  October - This beautifully appointed restaurant is the result of an inspired collaboration between Michelin star experienced chef, Maciek Zielinski and Edinburgh dining institution, Joseph Crolla.    Their aim is to deliver tasty Italian food with a progressive modern approach, locally sourced foods, prepared with Italian flare.  One not to be missed! (£37)

 

 

WINE HOUSE 1821 WINE TASTING  AND PLATTERS - 4 Picardy Place -   November -  Join us for a sociable and fun Saturday afternoon with the wine experts from this exciting new wine venue owned by an Italian wine producing family.  Set in a stunning Georgian townhouse, the interiors are equally sophisticated. You will be treated to 6 superb wines and you can also look forward to enjoying some delicious sharing platters prepared by the chefs at the Wine House.  (£35.50)

 

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH – Kyloe at The Rutland Hotel, 1-3 Rutland Street, West End –  December – Get in the mood for Christmas at this very festive day out.  The Rutland Hotel is situated in arguably the best location in Edinburgh and has spectacular views over Princes Street Gardens and up to the castle.  You will be served a delicious 3 course lunch and while in the city centre you can also enjoy the Princes Street decorations and perhaps pick up some last minute gifts at Edinburgh’s annual Christmas market beside the hotel.  One not to miss!  (£41)

 

 

 

3) Walking Programme...2019

 

CHATELHERAULT COUNTRY PARK - Chatelherault was built in 1732 as the hunting lodge and summer house for the wealthy Duke of Hamilton and has an eye-catching hilltop site affording excellent views of Glasgow and the surrounding hills. We will walk along the River Avon, through ancient woodland, some of which are the oldest in the country. The area is home to a wide range of wildlife including roe deer, badgers, otters, kingfishers and more. (£10)

 

 

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)

 

 

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

 

GUSTO -  18 Bothwell Street, City Centre -  Gusto is inspired by the traditional Grand Cafes of Europe and has a welcoming, bustling atmosphere.  This quality Italian restaurant takes fresh, carefully selected, simple ingredients to create authentic and delicious Italian food.  It is a great place for a weekend night out and we are sure that you will want to return.  (£36)

 

 

ARDNAMURCHAN - 325 Hope Street, City Centre - This smart new restaurant opposite the Theatre Royal is a great addition to the city centre and will delight theatre goers and others looking for a quality restaurant in this part of town.    As the name suggests, this restaurant specialises in Scottish cuisine and they pride themselves in sourcing unique and artisan products from the Highlands and Islands.   You can enjoy some of Scotland’s best culinary offerings in this cosy Celtic venue.  (£42)

 

 

COTE BRASSERIE – 41-43 West Nile Street, City Centre - Taking its inspiration from the many   famous Parisien bistros, Cote seeks to serve authentic classic brasserie dishes with a modern twist, using high quality produce.  You can look forward to robust French flavours and bustling continental vibes.  (£41.50)

 

 

IL PAVONE - Princes Square, Buchanan Street, City Centre - Opening its doors in 1991, this restaurant was one of the first to establish in the stunning Princes Square. The restaurant is still family run after all these years.  It offers elegant Italian dining and its consistent high standards have ensured a loyal following from Glasgow diners.  It is a perfect location for people watching at the weekend.  (£39.50)

 

 

TURKIYE - 97- 99 Candleriggs, Merchant City - Set in the heart of the Merchant City this newcomer has taken over the premises of long standing restaurant, City Merchant.  It specialises in authentic Turkish cuisine and is an atmospheric and cosy spot to spend an evening.  (£34)

 

 

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

 

 

GUSTO – 135 George Street, New Town – Housed in a prime George Street location, previously occupied by Est Est Est, Gusto is a stylish addition to the Italian restaurants in Edinburgh.  Dark wood, modern photography and mirrors adorn the walls.   It is a bustling place at the weekends making it an enjoyable place to hang out.   (£42)

 

 

SCOTT’S KITCHEN - 4-6 Victoria Terrace - Perched above Victoria Street, this new restaurant has a fantastic location in the heart of the Old Town.  It has a relaxed atmosphere and is a bright cheerful space which is flooded with light from the traditional arched windows.  Specialising in quality Scottish fayre, we are sure that you will have an excellent night out.  (£41.50)

 

 

THE WALNUT - 9 Croall Place, Leith Walk - This could possibly be the hardest restaurant to book in Edinburgh due to its popularity and small size.  It offers excellent food, beautifully cooked and presented at affordable prices.  The chef and owner, Ben Waumsley, worked in the Grain Store and has brought his experience with French-Scottish fusion food to his new venture.  This restaurant offers BYOB at a cost of £5.  (£41)

 

 

JULES VERNE BRASSERIE FRANCAISE  - 13 Antigua Street, New Town - Just across the road from the Playhouse, Jules Verne Brasserie Francaise aims to be an easy going bistro.  The interior echoes Jules Verne’s travels with globes and maps and the food, as the name suggests, is French.  It has built up a loyal clientele and you can be assured of good attention from the friendly staff.  (£41.50)

 

 

LE BISTROT - West Parliament Square, Old Town - Owned by Patisserie Maxime, Le Bistrot occupies the ground floor of the grand French Institute.  Le Bistrot aims to provide its clients with a friendly and authentic French experience, filled with passion and a love for their cuisine.  It is a welcome addition to the historic Old Town.  (£40.50)

 

 

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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