Recommended restaurant: Time at the West End Hotel

CITY businessman Steven Kermack has made quite a few changes at the West End Hotel since he took over the premises five years ago.

Among those has been the recent total revamp of its in-house Time Cafe, Bar and Bistro, transforming it into a stylish venue for either dinner, a quick coffee, or just a lunchtime bite to eat.

If you have not visited the Palmerston Place hotel before, or have not been since the revamp, it's worth a trip.

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Expect informal dining and quality food at a reasonable price.

Under new management, the Time kitchen offers classic and contemporary dishes in a comfortable and relaxed surrounding.

Head chef Joe McAtier insists everything is homemade - "nothing comes from a packet" - and all produce is sourced using local suppliers.

So what does the menu offer? Customers can choose from a wide all-day menu boasting light bites and main meals. The former includes the likes of soup and crusty bread (2.95); hot filled panini (4.50); and nachos with cheese and dips (3.25). Main meals are equally as wholesome, including beer battered haddock goujons, served with chips and peas (6.95); steak and Guinness pie, served with chips and vegetables (7.25); and a range of home-made burgers, including a vegetarian option. (5.50).

For the kids, there is a variety of children's main courses all priced at a purse-friendly 2.95, and there is a generous wine and coffee list to suits all tastes.

Lunch is served Monday to Saturday, noon to 3pm, and dinner Thursday to Saturday, 6pm to 9pm.

• Time at the West End Hotel, Palmerston Place, 0131-225 3656,

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