New in Food: Tempura Kiro, Nonya and more

Burgers that'll blow you away, top-class tempura and very good veggie and vegan food feature in our latest venue round-up

Feature by Peter Simpson | 25 May 2018
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El Perro Negro

After the longest time as an itinerant pop-up never staying anywhere long enough for us to get there in time, El Perro Negro has a permanent home for some of Glasgow’s best burgers. Find them in Finnieston with a menu that features burgers that follow two distinct paths – one road leads to incredibly rich burgers with bone marrow everywhere, the other is covered in delicious spicy things. 966 Argyle St, Glasgow

Short Long Black Coffee

This new addition to a buzzing scene in south Glasgow has everything you could want from a neighbourhood coffee place. There’s the light punning of the name, a delicious-looking food menu filled with brunchy goodness and a fantastic Instagram game centred around some absolutely lovely tableware. Hey, if we wanted to drink from a chipped mug with the Swedish Chef on the side, we’d stay in the house, right? 501 Victoria Rd, Glasgow

Tempura Kiro

It was while eating a disappointing sandwich on a grey Wednesday afternoon that The Skinny was tipped off about Tempura Kiro, a tiny spot on Victoria Road that specialises in just two dishes. Turn up on a Wednesday or a Thursday and it's all about karaage, or Japanese fried chicken; Friday and Saturday are for delightful piles of tempura. Throw your meal deals aside and join us in forming an orderly but excitable queue. 72 Victoria Rd, Glasgow

Thomson's Central

Old-school Glasgow coffee roasters have been at it since the 1840s, and now they have a new cafe in which to try out their wares. It's part of the redevelopment of The Arches next to Central Station, and it doubles up as an on-site roastery so you just know it's going to smell amazing. 253 Argyle St, Glasgow


Nonya sits on the edge of Finnieston, and from the looks of it the place also sits on the edge of 'extremely exciting' and 'impressively cool'. The food is a South Asian array of sharing dishes, everything from whole grilled quail to Laotian sausage to green mango salads. Meanwhile the drinks list features some outlandish flourishes – four kinds of kombucha and a take on a daiquiri that sees edible pandan leaf paint smeared on the inside of the glass. The inside of the glass, folks! 10 Claremont St, Glasgow

The Greenhouse

Vegetables' big moment continues down in Leith, as what was once the Constitution Bar is now the hopefully-pun-intended Greenhouse. From the team behind The Black Fox on Leith Walk, this new spot focuses on plant-based comfort food and trendy beers, so naturally it's right up our street. 48-52 Constitution St, Edinburgh


Fhior is the new home in the New Town for former Norn head chef Scott Smith, opening later this June. Smith resigned from his old work on the same day it won an award for being Edinburgh's best restaurant, so he's clearly not short on talent or a sense of comic timing; we're highly intrigued to see what's next for his take on modern Scottish dining. 36 Broughton St, Edinburgh