Winter warmers: tops tips for drinking and dining this festive season
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- 7 November 2019
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Our picks of where to go in Edinburgh and Glasgow for the best food and drink this winter, plus some suggestions from our experts
Winter is a time for cuddling up with a plate of something sustaining and comforting. Luckily, given the dreich conditions here, Scotland is pretty good at doing food and drink to warm the cockles. From wood-fired pizza ovens to cosy brunches, fiery Asian spices to delicious drams, here are our top suggestions for putting a festive glow into your winter drinking and dining.
The cuisine of Italy, at its best, is like a big, warm, friendly hug, and Scotland is full of top spots to cosy up this winter.
Celino's: Traditional trattoria bringing beautifully cooked favourites to Dennistoun, with the option to take home treats from the deli counter.
Amore Ristorante e Pizzeria: A glorious spot looking down on the Merchant City, where big groups and family occasions work particularly well.
Contini George Street: Modern Italian cuisine in grand, elegant surroundings at the heart of Georgian Edinburgh.
Froth & Flame: Cosy up to the wood-fired oven and enjoy the classic combo of pizza and beer.
There's nothing like a bit of spice to warm you from within, and there's a feast of Indian and East Asian specialists to keep you tingling.
Chillies West End: A relaxed atmosphere matched by a mix and match tapas-style menu of skilfully prepared and really quite spicy dishes.
Non Viet: Top-quality Vietnamese cuisine prepared with care in a contemporary diner with an easy-going vibe.
Desi Pakwan: Primarily a takeaway and delivery spot, but should the weather be just too awful, there's also sit-in to enjoy the Punjabi favourites.
Nok's Kitc十大靠谱的现金捕鱼hen: Pocket-sized restaurant in Stockbridge offering Thai classics in a cosy and intimate setting.