The Wee Christmas Shop

The West End is getting into the festive spirit with The Wee Bar at Ubiquitous Chip on Ashton Lane being converted into a Christmas shop from this weekend.

There will be local gifts, festive takeaway food and hot drinks.

The Chip has also announced it will be open for Christmas dinner for the first time.

Further along the lane, Brel are introducing a Belgian Christmas Market to their winter garden which will also feature firepits to keep you warm, pigs in blanket hot dogs and festive s’mores.

Ad Lib Look to New Year

One of the most recognisable food places close to Central Station is getting a new look. Ad Lib has been serving up burgers on Hope Street since 1997.

Currently undergoing a major refurbishment, the restaurant is leaning into its American theme.

General Manager Mark Brennan said. “With a new design, new menu and new feel, channelling the best of the US, we’re excited to be re-opening next year. We’ve installed a retro jukebox, new seating, a superb yoghurt ice cream machine and a few more surprises. We can’t wait to welcome back all our regulars and new customers.”

Chef Mark Balarsky said: “We’re really excited about our new menu which features all the Ad Lib favourites – our tacos, grill and our best-selling Southern Fried Chicken Burger. Our new wing bar features chicken and cauliflower with a choice of sauces. Add in some Texas BBQ chicken, Bourbon BBQ brisket and BBQ roast roots all served with a choice of dirty sides and sauces”.