A bustling city, much more modernist than Edinburgh, with a big shopping district ramified from the long Buchanan Street. Although transmitting this contemporary feeling the city centre has preserved its charm with a majority of historic buildings spaced with a few new structures. Nevertheless one doesn't get that travelling in time experience as in Edinburgh.
This was a very quick stop, as we were based in Edinburgh, a decision we gladly made, and came here by train, which is a 1 hour trip, just to have a glimpse of the city.
A lot was left unseen, but essentially we found it to be a cosmopolitan spot, full of exciting things to experiment, being the night-life one of our main unsatisfied curiosities.
The university is one of the main institutions in the city, covering an enormous piece of land, this fact must justify the large young population that floods the streets.
We struck luck finding Jamie´s Italian, as we tried booking any of his venues in London with no success at all, we were very curious to try something with his touch, to judge the hype. It had opened a mere month ago, and business was apparently flourishing.
About the food only one word "Yummy"... Massive flavour, sticks to your palate as glue, very nice intensity without being to heavy.
The simple olives entrée, must classify as the best olives I have ever had, and this is stated upfront on the menu with no false modesty. Another highlight was the Tiramisu, which conquered a place at our top 3, creamy as it should be, only a slight trace of coffee and a nice fresh acidic touch from the orange zest. If my memory doesn't fail me, only beaten at Florence.