Maxies Bistro and Wine Bar

5B Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, tel: 0131 226 7770

Tempts tourists and locals alike with its cosy atmosphere, Loch Fine oysters, char-grilled steaks, and summer terrace overlooking the Grassmarket

Cellar Gascon

59 West Smithfield, London EC1, tel: 020 7600 7561

Cosy little sibling to the Michelin-starred Club Gascon next door, this is the perfect place to expand your knowledge of the wines and food of southern France

Olesya's Wine Bar

18 Exchequer Street, South Dublin, tel: +353 1 672 4087

A 400-strong wine list and a menu running from cheese and meat platters to Russian favourites such as herring St Petersburg and beef stroganoff