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Glasgow - our little black book

Our undercover inspectors reveal some of the best-kept food and drink secrets in Scotland's largest city.

Coffee: Artisan Roast, 15-17 Gibson Street
The friendly obsessives at Artisan Roast source, roast, grind and serve purely for your pleasure. Enjoy in Chemex, Aeropress, V60 or just espresso-based brews. artisanroast.co.uk

Tea and cake: Cafe William, 94 Queen Margaret Drive
Teas, banter, buns and brownies alongside other baking (and savoury) delights in a friendly neighbourhood café. william.cafe

Brunch: Stravaigin, 28 Gibson Street
From breakfast baozi to bacon baps, this is global brunch served with local warmth. stravaigin.co.uk

Pint: Drygate Brewing Company, 85 Drygate
Experiential craft brewery with a core range, studio brews and fearless experimentation. On site bar and kitchen offers 24 rotating taps and imaginative fresh food. drygate.com

Wine: Fratelli Sarti, 121 Bath Street
Unashamedly Italian, wide selection of unusual wines from trusted producers (and friends) for retail or to accompany your meal. sarti.co.uk

Sandwich: Saramago Café bar at CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street
Don’t let the fact it’s all vegan scare you off; beetroot and lentil kofte with mint and cucumber yoghurt and seeds on homemade flatbread is just one of many healthy and tasty mouth-fillers. cca-glasgow.com

Fish and chips: Gandolfi Fish, 84-86 Albion St
Eat in with smart surroundings or enjoy a traditional takeaway with proper ‘Chippie’ chips. Haddock, cod, sea bass or salmon (even that comfort food icon – fish finger sandwich on white). cafegandolfi.com

Pizza: Celino’s, 620-624 Alexandra Parade
For more than 30 years, East End regulars have sworn by the stonebaked thin crusts at this family-run café/deli/restaurant. celinos.com

Takeaway: Banana Leaf, 76 Old Dumbarton Road
Light Chettinad cooking from the Tamil and Kerala areas of southern India is served from humble surroundings – rich cuisine at low prices. bananaleaf-glasgow.co.uk

Pre-theatre: Blythswood Square, 11 Blythswood Square
The pre-theatre set price offer on the daily market menu allows you to enjoy well-crafted dishes with a touch of affordable city centre luxury. blythswoodsquare.com

One foodie thing you must do:
Support the next culinary generation by eating at Scholars, the licensed training restaurant of the City of Glasgow College. Book lunch Monday to Friday, enjoy great food at subsidised prices and feel good about helping future culinary greats learn their craft. cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

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Published October 2017