New in Food: Duchess of Argyle, Mamafubu & more

Tacos, bagels and a pan-Asian smörgåsbord await in our latest food news round-up...

Feature by Peter Simpson | 17 Feb 2017
  • The Duchess of Argyle

The Duchess of Argyle

The latest venue from the team behind Lebowski's, Porter & Rye and The Finnieston, the name doesn't really do the Duchess's concept justice. Think of duchesses, and your mind doesn't automatically go to tacos and shots of tequila, but that's what's in store here. There's an exciting menu featuring a host of veggie and vegan choices, £2 tacos every Tuesday, and enough tequila to float a battleship, so we are fully on board. 1038 Argyle St, Glasgow.

The Bearded Baker

His wheat-based wares are a fixture of some of Edinburgh's best cafes, and now Mr Bearded has branched out to his first brick-and-mortar location in Canonmills. Expect tasty cakes, bagels and doughnuts in a cosy little hideaway, capped off with top-drawer coffee from Leith's own microroasters extraordinaire Williams & Johnson. 46 Rodney St, Edinburgh.


New from the team behind Dumpling Monkey, Mamafubu serves up an extensive mix of pan-Asian cuisine. From Vietnamese bahn mi to Taiwanese bao, via a whole host of noodles and dumplings, if you have a penchant for Asian food in any of its forms you're in for a good time. 61 Glassford St, Glasgow.

Pizzeria 1926

Authentic Neapolitan pizza from the Locanda di Gusti crew, 1926's centrepiece is an enormous Italian pizza oven. Expect puffy, tasty crusts, delicious toppings, and a chilled-out atmosphere punctuated by the sounds of people fighting over the last slice. 85 Dalry Rd, Edinburgh.

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