January 22, 2016

Elite Event: Spin To Win Din

Posted by Matt F

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For Detox Month, we gave our Elite event a little bit of a twist. Last night, a select group of Elites braved the wind and rain of our fair city and set upon Spin Factory for a spinning masterclass from Head Trainer Ross Sommers. Although there were some terrified faces at first, our Elites soon settled in and under the expert guidance of Ross, we were put through our paces and worked up a good sweat!

Afterward the spinning had spun, we caught our breath and grabbed our coats to head up to Pita Pit where Store Manager Emma had laid on a nutritious spread for us! We tucked into our wholemeal pitas before being given some tasty refreshments for the next day in some graze snacks and Phizz vitamin tablets!

A big thanks for Ross, Emma and the guys at grazePhizz for some great (much needed) refreshments! Take a look at the photos now on Facebook, and read some of the reviews as they start to come in on Yelp.

Photo Credit: Lucas Smith Photography

January 20, 2016

Yelp Manchester: I Don't Do Yoga

Posted by Matt F


It's a new year and with it, time to try something new for the Yelp Manchester community. So last night, 20 yelpers headed to Lululemon Athletica - retail store turned Yoga studio - for a fantastic introduction to yoga hosted by Zoe from Hot Yoganic.

Afterwards the goodie bags were given out and our Yelpers tucked into some tasty snacks kindly provided by grazedotcom and a uber-healthy superman juice from the lovely folks at Federal Cafe Bar.

It was a brilliant evening trying something new and enjoying some healthy alternatives than out beloved burgers. A huge thank you to Sally, Beth, Georgie & all the team at Lululemon and of course to Zoe for an amazing insight into the world of Yoga! Take a look some of the photos here and be sure to check out the reviews as they start to come in on Yelp.

January 19, 2016

Yelp Glasgow's Rewarding Healthy Habits Event at Martha’s

Posted by Briony C


We kicked off 2016 in Glasgow the best way possible – with a rewarding night of healthy, hearty and fast food at Yelper-favourite, Martha's.

Martha's have recently launched a new menu and our Yelp Elite Squad were delighted to try it – the falafel wrap and wholegrain porridge were huge hits! As well as getting nutrition chats and tasting of the Juice Warrior juice range, Yelp Elites got to go behind the scenes to chat to the chefs and make their own chicken chipotle wraps, as well as a delicious vegan and vegetarian option. The team from Activ Tailored Fitness were also on hand to give our Yelpers a workout!

Read all the glowing 5-star reviews, check out the photos and improve your working week with lunch at Martha's



December 08, 2015

Yelp MCR's Xmas Blowout @ Pie & Ale

Posted by Matt F


The season is upon us and for Manchester's Elite Yelpers, Christmas came early last night with our Xmas Blowout at Pie & Ale.

It was a brilliant night of festive fun (and lots of alcohol) as our lucky Elite's were treated to a delightful welcome Christmas cocktail, different tastings of Ale and lashings of Red & White wine. To soak up all this lovely liquor, we then got to dive into some scrumptious pies, mash and gravy provided by our fantastic hosts!

With full bellies and slightly hazy heads, it was then Christmas quiz time and in a tightly fought contest, 'Rudolph's Red Army' won the sought after prizes (more alcohol) by 1 point!

A massive thanks must go to our hosts for the night; Danielle, Mena, Ryan and of course Rob for making such a fantastic evening all possible!

Make sure you check out some of the reviews on Yelp and have a look at the great photos on Facebook.

November 27, 2015

Lord Of The Wings @ Yard & Coop

Posted by Matt F


After weeks of anticipation and excitement, Yard & Coop opened it's doors on a dreary Manchester Thursday evening to kick off the much awaited Lord Of The Wings event for Yelp Manchester.

On the night the lucky judges were treated to 5 mouthwatering wings prepared by Chef Danny, matched with 5 incredible cocktails from Master Barman Jamie (as well as heaps of fries). The combinations included; Seoul Wings with Gin, Bee's Knees Wings with Scotch, Jerkalicous Wings with Stolichnaya, Buffalo Wings with Rye Whiskey and BBQ Wings with Bourbon.

Our judges cast their all important votes and wing number 1 'Seoul Sauce' was crowned 2015's Lord Of The Wings.

An amazing night was had by all and a big thanks must go to Laura, Jamie, Ryan, Danny and all the team for looking after us so well and putting on such a special evening for us!

Take a look at all the amazing photos now on Facebook and make sure you check out the reviews on Yelp!

November 18, 2015

Yelp Glasgow Does #SocialMediaSanta

Posted by Briony C


For the third year running, Yelp Glasgow will be taking part in #SocialMediaSanta to support the work of Shelter Scotland this Christmas.

By buying a Christmas gift and donating it to Shelter Scotland, you can help make a child's Christmas a little brighter. Your gift will go to a child who might not otherwise get a present this Christmas in projects in Glasgow, South Lanarkshire, Dumfries, Dundee and Renfrewshire.

Alternatively, a £10 donation is enough for one of Shelter Scotland's advisers to help a family at risk of losing their home.

RSVP to take part and help support the fabulous work of Shelter Scotland. Yelp has all Glasgow's best toy shops


Yelp Gets Spooky: Haunted Underground Tour

Posted by Matt F


Here at Yelp, we like to keep our Elites on their toes, so when Tuesday night came around, we had a special spooky treat in store for them. 20 of Yelp Manchester's finest nervously met outside St Ann's Church to begin a Haunted Tour of Manchester's Underground..

The event was a fantastic twist on the history of Manchester, led by infamous Ghost Walker, Flecky Bennett, in which our Yelpers were given the fright of their lives as they embarked upon a trail: way, way under the Manchester streets we know and love. Once underground, Flecky took our guys through a series of spooky quests including touring a morgue, taking part in a seance and contacting the dead with our very own Ouija board experience.

Everybody left with big, if not slightly worried, smiles on their faces and the entire tour was brilliant. A big thanks for Flecky Bennett for keeping us so entertained, check out what else he has going on at and of course read some of the reviews and take a look at the spooky photos on Yelp.

November 13, 2015

7 Essential Yelp iPhone App Tips for Newbies

Posted by Briony C

Just downloaded the Yelp app? Welcome to the party. If you’re feeling a little dazed and confused, we’ve put together seven top tips to get you started… and addicted! You’re welcome.


You know what they say about good intentions… If you've got an epic list of places you’ve been meaning to visit, simply search for that spot on the Yelp app and tap Bookmark. It’ll be added to your Bookmarks list, which you can then check on the go by location, name, or date added. Easy!

Pro tip: Yelp is in 32 countries, so you can even plan ahead and save your dream destinations before your holiday.

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2. Nearby 

Sometimes we all need a bit of inspiration on the go. Maybe you’re in an area that you don’t know very well or maybe you just want to try something new? Hit the Nearby page and get inspired by the results — depending on the time of day, the suggestions will change to give you the best options! Handy that.

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3. Check-In Offers 

Everyone loves a little something for free, right? If you’re after a sweet deal, give the Check-In Offers a browse using the Nearby page above. Once you’ve found something to tempt you, just head to the business and check in on the app. To redeem the offer that pops up, just show it to the staff.

These offers range from complimentary coffees to discounts off your bill and even free entry to clubs.

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4. Filter

Heading out for a late-night bite and only want to see places that are open? Or maybe you want to filter your search results by the highest rated businesses? Done and done. Tap Filter and narrow down your search — you can even filter results to show reservations, credit card facilities, free Wi-Fi, if dogs are allowed, places that are good for children — and more.

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5. Nearby Activity

Everything’s better with friends, right? Browsing your Nearby Activity means you can see what other Yelpers near you are up to. You’ll see reviews, event RSVPs, tips, photos, and videos too — it’s the perfect way of finding new people to follow or add as friends and to discover the latest hotspots everyone is talking about.

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6. Translate

Not gotten around to learning that second language yet? No problem. If you’re planning a trip abroad and need to check what local Yelpers are saying, we’ve got you covered. There’s a handy translation tool built into the app so you can still read all the reviews and recommendations of where and what to eat. Wunderbar! Pro tip: Pair Translate with the Bookmarks tool to plan the ultimate holiday!

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7. Reservations

Want to make Saturday night reservations but don't want to trawl through every restaurant to see who has a free table? We got you. It's as simple as filtering results by Make a Reservation, selecting the day and time you want, and the app will give you a list of everywhere that's available. Too easy!

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October 26, 2015

A Taste Of Manchester @ The Butcher's Quarter

Posted by Matt F

For the second instalment of our Taste Of Manchester Series, 15 members of the Yelp Manchester community headed down to The Butcher’s Quarter on Friday evening!
To start things off we heard from Owner Steve Pilkington about the shop and got the meaty details on their plans! They set out some tasty cold meats and treats for our guests and then it was time for the highlight of the night. We were treated to a fabulous Prosecco tasting masterclass from Prosecco Pete which everybody loved!
Throughout the masterclass we enjoyed some fantastic canapés prepared by Butcher Rowan, including sublime Mini Burgers, tasty Ribs and tender Chicken Skewers.
The event was a fantastic evening where our Yelp Elites were truly spoilt with delicious canapés and some perfect Prosecco. Be sure to check out the photos and videos on Facebook and read the reviews on Yelp!

October 20, 2015

A Taste Of Manchester @ Fumo

Posted by Matt F

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For the first event in our Taste of Manchester series, 30 lucky members of the Yelp Manchester Community headed on down to fancy Italian joint Fumo. The focus of this night was a Pere Magloire, Calvados tasting masterclass by Drinks Enthusiast, Dave Marsland, to showcase National Calvados Week!
Our host treated us to a detailed talk about 3 different Pere Magloire Calvados options, ranging in strength and quality all the way to a bottle well into the triple digits! Everybody was fully engaged in learning about the French Brandy they were sampling and we all left as Calvados experts! Nibbles were also provided by Fumo to accompany the tasting!
A big thanks must go to Dave Marsland for hosting such a brilliant tasting masterclass. Be sure to check out the photos of the evening here and read some of the reviews here!


October 19, 2015

Yelp Elite Event: Black Tie Soirée at 1599!

Posted by Briony C


50 Yelp Elites and their +1s were treated to a fabulous night of opulence at 1599 at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons on St Vincent Street. 

After ascending the fabulous central staircase, they were served Prosecco and canapés created by award winning chef, Richie Holmes. There was even a special menu created for our vegan Elites which they were absolutely delighted with! As half the guests were led on a tour of the building, the other group were treated to a slam poetry recital by Miko Berry

It was a fabulous night and amazing to see Yelpers dressed up the nines! 1599 put on a fabulous night and of course, the event is receiving rave reviews. Read them now and check out the photos.

Thanks to 1599 at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and Miko Berry.  

October 12, 2015

Edinburgh Winds Down #FringeSurvival In Style (And Silliness)

Posted by Jody B


On a beautiful September evening, 65 lucky Yelpers willed away the rain and toasted the festival season on The Glasshouse Hotel's stunning rooftop terrace. Against this iconic backdrop, we celebrated the best of our #FringeSurvival gallery, sipped craft brew and wine, nibbled on delicious bites from The Observatory Restaurant and... played jenga? Yes, here in Edinburgh we mix playful with posh and so, the night was a whimsical mix of childhood favourites and high brow decadence. The result? A five star sweep of reviews! Read up on all the details here and take a peek here.

A tip of the hat to our amazing sponsors:

The Glasshouse • The Observatory Restaurant • Heverlee Beer • Appellation Wines • Flair Face Painting • Steph Ramage Photography

October Elite Event @ The Grill On The Alley

Posted by Matt F


When Sunday afternoon comes around, it's usually time to curl up on the sofa and feel sorry for yourself, whilst craving a Bloody Mary and good Roast Dinner. Well for our October Elite Event, we took care of all of that as 22 lucky members of the Yelp Manchester Community were invited down to The Grill On The Alley for a Sunday recovery session to remember!

First off we were treated to a fantastic Bloody Mary Masterclass by the wonderful Maria before heading downstairs to dive into a mouthwatering Roast Dinner. There was a choice of perfectly cooked Meats, buttery veggies, Roast Potatoes and of course, huge Yorkshire Puddings.

Thank you again to Katie, Maria and all the brilliant staff at The Grill for such an enjoyable afternoon. Check out the photos on Facebook and read the reviews on Yelp!

October 01, 2015

Meet The CM: Matt F @ Pho

Posted by Matt F


Times are changing in Manchester and it was time to introduce Manchester's amazing Yelpers to their new Community Manager, Matt F. For our Meet The CM event, we headed down to Vietnamese masters, Pho, who recently opened up in the evolving Corn Exchange. 36 lucky Yelper's were treated to a mix of welcome cocktails and an array of fantastic starters, including Gỏi cuốn (rice paper rolls) and Cánh gà (crispy chicken wings with sriracha). Next up was an exploration of some fine Vietnamese Beers. They were then able to chose they desired Pho soup before being spoilt with some Fried Banana Fritters. The night was rounded off with a cool Pho-To-Go goodie bag for all Yelper's!

Thanks again to Pho for a wonderful evening - Check out the photos on Facebook, read the reviews on Yelp and be sure to visit them for some amazing authentic Vietnamese grub!

September 25, 2015

Yelp's Night of Autumn Indulgence at Molton Brown

Posted by Briony C


On a dreich autumn night, 28 Yelpers descended on Molton Brown on Buchanan Street for a night of pampering, product previews and partying! There was delicious Cava as well as a luscious cake buffet from My Home Bakery featuring pumpkin passionfruit cake, molten lava cake, chocolate brownies – even featuring vegan and gluten free options. Molton Brown staff treated the Yelpers to a store tour, product sampling sessions, bubble bath splashing sessions, hand & arm massages as well as an amazing goodie bag to take home. There was even a raffle – congrats to Debs M who won £120 worth of products to take home to spoil herself with!

Read all the reviews and check out the photos. Thanks to Molton Brown and My Home Bakery. 

September 17, 2015

Edinburgh Proves: Ten Gals CAN Take Down Four Steaks Each!

Posted by Jody B


On Tuesday, September 15th, ten lucky Elite gals were treated to a Yelp Workshop with John Gilmour Butchers that was nothing less than extraordinary. Tucked around a table at the newly renovated Harry's Bar & Grill, John walked us through the finer points of how to find the perfect steak, all while butchering a full rib of heifer in front of our eyes. As the evening went on, we got to taste four (yes... FOUR) different cuts of beef, grilled to perfection in a Josper oven and accompanied by wine, sides and good company. The cherry? Each guest took home a tasting box as a sample of John Gilmour Butchers' new delivery service. "The generosity in what we received, experienced and the insight given was exceptional. (Terri B)"  Read the incredibly detailed five star reviews here.

A tip of the hat & a shimmy hug to our amazing sponsors:

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Beer And Chocolate? Survey Says: Heck Yes!

Posted by Jody B



On Thursday, September 10th, 25 brave Edinburgh Yelpers stepped through the doors at Innis & Gunn HQ with one simple question: can you pair beer with chocolate? The verdict? When it's Innis & Gunn paired with Edward & Irwyn chocolates, the answer is a shimmy hug, a happy dance and a room full of delighted Yelpers (also: yes!). Tanya L said it best: "It was truly a lovely evening that stretched the palate and was enjoyable in every way!" Read the five star sweep of reviews here and while you're at it, take a peek at our #BeerGeek selfies!

A tip of the hat & a shimmy hug to our amazing sponsors:

Innis & Gunn UKEdward & Irwyn 

September 09, 2015

Edinburgh Survives The Real World

Posted by Jody B


Here in Edinburgh, we've just emerged from a month long social marathon and as much as we love 4000+ shows, world class entertainment and the atmosphere of merry chaos, the festival season takes its toll. Our bodies (and livers) need a break. Enter Yelp's Real World Survival Pack. On September 6th, the Edinburgh community hunkered down at home and were treated to a day of total pampering. From cold pressed green juice to food delivery and even getting our laundry done, the aim of the game was rest and relaxation. Mission accomplished. Don't believe us? Read the reviews!

A Huge Thanks To Our Sponsors

 • The Health & Beauty Juicery • Deliveroo • Laundrapp


September 08, 2015

Yelp Exclusive Preview of Best of the West Festival

Posted by Briony C


We were lucky enough to be treated to a day out at Inveraray Castle for a Yelp Elite-only preview of Best of the West Festival. We had an early start on the bus and as soon as we arrived, we were warmly welcomed by John, Castle Manager who talked to us about how the festival would be set up and just some of the things we could expect to see there. 

As we relaxed in our marquee, we had local producers come to show us their wares – Fyne Ales, Loch Fyne Oysters, a cooking demonstration from Andrew from Samphire Restaurant as well as a chat from Business Gateway. We were treated to some beautiful tunes from The Anderson Sisters and then topped off with a castle tour.   

It was an epic day of fun and you can check out all the photos and reviews over on Yelp. Thanks to Wire Media for arranging the day for us. 

September 01, 2015

Yelp Event: Glasgow's Music Mile with Glasgow Music City Tours

Posted by Briony C

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Glasgow Music City Tours led a bunch of excited and intruiged Yelpers on a walk through Glasgow's Music Mile on Saturday. We started at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall and weaved our way across town, taking in locations such as the Art School, CCA, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Not only was the tour educational (Fiona sure does know her stuff) but it was a tonne of fun too – learning about bands old & new and all the Glasgow stages they've rocked (and how people used to smuggle their carry-out into the gig in the olden days!). Finishing on the stage of King Tut's was an epic way to top off a fabulous tour.

Huge thanks to Glasgow Music City Tours who can be found touring Merchant City every Friday and Glasgow's Music Mile every Saturday. Read the reviews and check out the photos


August 07, 2015

Edinburgh Geared Up For #FringeSurvival

Posted by Jody B


What's better than a Yelp Event? A Yelp Event in your pjs! August is a crazy month here in Edinburgh, so last Sunday a group of lucky local Yelpers got decked out for the Fringe Festival with a hand delivered kit of Yelp goodies and a day of decadence, including a meal from Deliveroo Edinburgh and fresh laundry c/o Laundrapp! Read the five star reviews here and take a peek at the #FringeSurvival packs here!

Edinburgh Went Cuckoo for Cupcakes!

Posted by Jody B


What do you get when you combine artisan cupcakes, exceptionally strong rum punch, blues, drag and ragtime jazz? A Cuckoo's Bakery Elite Event! The new Bruntsfield location of Cuckoo's Bakery lived up to its name last week as Edinburgh's quirkiest cafe, serving up summer time shenanigans and Oreo brownies so good, we suspect witchcraft. Put together, this event snagged itself a coveted five star sweep! Read the rave reviews here and take a peek at our hilarious #CupcakeSelfies. Thank you Cuckoo's Bakery - this is one for the history books!

August 05, 2015

Takeover of Tempo Tea Bar!

Posted by Briony C


Tempo Tea Bar is already hit with Yelpers – but who knew there was so many who hadn't tried bubble tea yet? We took over Tempo Tea Bar and had a luscious night creating our own bubble tea flavours, trying some special mixes by Tempo as well as getting a little bit boozy, too! There was sushi to nibble, great tunes and the wonderful Tempo staff to make the night extra special. 

Congrats to Tracy W – her bubble tea, the Orange Bubblerita, won the popular secret vote and will be featured on Tempo's menu in August! Read the event reviews, watch the video AND look at the photos – and get along to Tempo for a bubble tea, stat! 

Can You Take on the Yelp Obstacle Course?

Posted by Briony C


Andy from AG Fitness Training put 20 Yelpers through the Yelp Obstacle Course! There was tyre-flipping, prowler-pushing, farmer's walking and lots of laughs! Even those Yelpers who hate exercise had a brilliant afternoon of fitness – all topped off with a refreshing Black T beer to celebrate finishing! Congrats to everyone who took part – you are all total champions!

Huge thanks to Andy from AG Fitness Training for designing the obstacle course and hosting the event! Thanks to Tennent's Lager for the Black T beers. Remember to check out the rave reviews and watch the video by Alasdair Watson Photography!  

Savour, Sip & Smile at Smile Cafe City Centre

Posted by Briony C


50 Yelpers enjoyed a decadent night at the brand new Smile Cafe City Centre for our Savour, Sip & Smile event. Smile Cafe treated us to a buffet of Southern-Italian delights like crostini with toppings such as vitello tonnato (beef and tuna-mayo), artisan orecchiette pasta with anchovy and wild broccoli, savoury pies filled with mozzarella and roast vegetables – and finished off with a selection of pastries like cannoli and coffee bignè. Yelpers were also treated to Smile Cafe's signature marocchino smile – espresso with dark chocolate and whipped cream!

Thanks to Smile Cafe for a wonderful evening - read the reviews on Yelp and be sure to visit their amazing cafe! 

July 16, 2015

Yoga Takeover with Infinity Yoga + Sweaty Betty + Juice Warrior

Posted by Briony C
On Friday afternoon, 15 lucky Yelpers were treated to an out-of-this-world yoga class from Colette at Infinity Yoga. We stretched, bent, twisted, breathed and laughed and enjoyed being guided through the movements. At the end of the class, we were treated to a refreshing Juice Warrior juice (100% cold pressed!) as well as a goodie bag from Sweaty Betty
Read the Yelp reviews of the event and see the video by Alasdair Watson Photography. 

July 07, 2015

Preview of Sunshine Tea Lounge, Glasgow

Posted by Briony C


Susan T from Sunshine Tea Lounge invited 8 Yelp Elites into her home to sample her menu and get some input into her amazing plans for a cafe unlike any Glasgow has ever seen. The four course menu included home-made crisp bread with a lotus root dip, steamed dumplings with pork & shitake mushroom filling, and another pork & spring onion filling. The main was steamed sliced chicken breast & thigh in a garlic & ginger infused oil with sticky jasmati rice wrapped in lotus leaf, served with lotus root crisp and Asian pickles, and to finish we had Sago Mochi Tong Sui - a popular traditional Asian sweet soup dessert with sago pearls and black sesame filled mochi balls in hot coconut milk.

It was a blissful, relaxing evening and Yelp Elites loved the matching drinks with dinner. Read all about it, check out the photos and follow Sunshine Tea Lounge's progress. 

Breakfast for Dinner at Clarkston, Glasgow

Posted by Briony C


20 Yelpers were treated to an exclusive, pre-opening breakfast at Something in Clarkston. It was their first night cooking in the kitchen and Justin and Cassandra served up a storm, with Natalie looking after front-of-house. 

Popular dishes included the Ankara – fried eggs with yoghurt, mint, aleppo pepper and sumac as well as French Toast – but the one dish that really got the Yelpers talking was The Stornoway (with Stornoway black pudding, of course!).

Check out the photos, reviews and bookmark Something for your next egg-filled breakfast.  

May 19, 2015

Perfect Day Glasgow with Debs M

Posted by Briony C

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We're loving all the Perfect Day Glasgow photos and today we've got the fabulous Yelp Elite, Debs M, telling us about her perfect day in Glasgow: 

Any perfect day does of course have to start with eating something delicious, and Hyde is an excellent place to do just that - excellent brekkie/brunch options in lovely chilled surroundings, so I’d need to begin there. Then I’d head up Byres Rd, stopping in Tinderbox for a coffee and to watch the world go by, before heading to some of the fantastic vintage shops the West End has to offer - such as Vintage Guru, The Glasgow Vintage Co., Retro and Starry Starry Night. Maybe even a wee look in Relics as that place is always filled with interesting items (and sometimes a sleepy cat or two, bonus!)

Shopping is hungry work, so I’d nip into Nic’s NYC Deli for a grilled sandwich or a delicious hot dog and of course one of their epic doughnuts, followed by a wee stroll around the Botanic Gardens - somewhere which always looks lovely even when the weather isn’t!

Then, you guessed it, more shopping! I adore the shops on Cresswell Lane and they’re always good for a browse even if I never actually end up buying anything - Elements and The Nancy Smillie Shop are two of my favourites, particularly if I need to get a gift for someone but also to get a wee treat for myself! No visit to the West End is complete without having a look in Fopp, it’s also pretty much impossible for me to leave there without picking something up, so I’d definitely need to fit that in before heading through to the City Centre.

Glasgow is full of amazing places to eat, some of which are very fancy and also pretty pricy as a result, but you definitely don’t have to break the bank in order to get a good feed in our fair city! Burger Meats Bun, Bread Meats Bread and Bloc+ all have amazing things to eat and all at very reasonable prices indeed, so I’d visit one of them for dinner. If I wasn’t in a total food coma after that, I’d go for a few drinks in somewhere like Waxy’s, The Howlin’ Wolf, or Slouch for my beloved Sweet Emotion cocktail or one of their other delicious concoctions!

Of course, Glasgow is known for having a fantastic local music scene and as well as the aforementioned Bloc+ and Slouch, The 13th Note usually has some great gigs on - you can usually see a few bands for something like a fiver, which is incredibly good value as far as I’m concerned. I’d try and catch one of them, and - who knows? - maybe even discover my new favourite band!

Join in the Perfect Day Glasgow fun by adding photos of your perfect day to Yelp. 

May 14, 2015

Yelp Glasgow's Night of Indulgence with Links of London

Posted by Briony C


We took over Links of London in Glasgow's Princes Square to raise money for Action for Children. 20 lucky Yelp ladies were treated to mini manicures by Makeup by Sacha, hair styling by Colette from Toni Cook Hairdressing as well as private shopping, modelling and information sessions about the beautiful jewellery. 

We then headed up to the brand new Caribbean restaurant, Sugar Dumplin' for a menu sampling! We raised over £350 for Action for Children and had a wonderful night of indulgence. Check out the reviews on Yelp and photos on Facebook

May 13, 2015

Perfect Day Glasgow with Sarah A

Posted by Briony C

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Glasgow Yelp Elite, Sarah A, tells us about her Perfect Day in Glasgow...  firstly, with the sun shining from morning (and hopefully lasts) until night time! My partner and I will begin with a healthy stretch and a morning routine of Hatha Vinyasa Yoga at Yoga Meditation Healing at Lansdowne Crescent Lane.

After our workout, we go for a lovely South African inspired brunch, with his usual cup of cappuccino and my usual red (rooibos) latte at Veldt Deli along Great Western Road. Did you know they sell Rooibos tea imported from South Africa itself? They're called Freshpak (I drank these as a kid when I lived in Cape Town).

We then take a stroll along GWR and might end up in 2 places; Lupe Pintos Deli, to get some authentic Mexican ingredients for any night I'm feeling creative and extra spicy in the kitchen, or Cottonrake for some freshly baked cakes or my favourite, macarons!

By afternoon, we'd head towards the Botanic Gardens to relax and sunbath on the incredibly green grass (sometimes we'd take this opportunity to BBQ too!), while watching children, families and their dogs play, and the common Scotsman having a "taps aff" day!

After some relaxation, we'd walk towards Byres Road to Oxfam Music Shop or Play It Again Record shop in Ruthven Lane to browse through some vinyls, hoping to come across a gem or two. And then maybe later, stop by Kember & Jones to pack some freshly baked sourdough bread to eat for the week to come,

By then, I'm probably starving so we'd make our way to Hanoi Bike Shop to grab a delicious and close-to authentic Vietnamese dinner! I love their "local" beef soup, and their Vietnamese coffee reminds me so much of home. :)

Afterwards, since sunlight lasts for more than 8 hours nowadays, we'd probably head to a cool place that makes delicious cocktails, has some awesome tunes and a beautiful beer garden or view, like Brel, Ubiquitous Chip or Vodka Wodka in Ashton Lane. Did I mention how obsessed I am with fairy lights? Cause Ashton Lane has some beautiful ones hovering over the street.

After a perfect day out and about in Glasgow, we will then head back to our humble abode in Cowcaddens.

April 29, 2015

Perfect Day Glasgow with Debbie B

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Today, we've got Yelp Elite Debbie B telling us about her Perfect Day Glasgow

Beautiful, if rare, sunshine. Kelvingrove Park with good company, for some refreshments and possibly a BBQ, then finish off the evening in one of my favourite locals: BrewDog or Inn Deep. If I venture East, and it's the weekend, perhaps mussels from The Barras, People's Palace, the West Brewery.

See all 300+ Perfect Day Glasgow photos on Yelp, and add yours!

April 22, 2015

Perfect Day Glasgow with Tony C

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For our first Perfect Day Glasgow feature, we've asked Yelp Elite Tony C to tell us about his perfect day in Glasgow:

Wake up in a swanky hotel, the kind that I never, EVER get to see. Maybe even one that has more than 2 stars! Howzat! Like the Hotel Du Vin or Radisson Blu. A light breakfast in bed delivered to the room (even just rice krispies and toast with orange juice and coffee!) then head out for some brunch. Maybe Hutchesons, going by the raving over it?

Then, I think I'd head to Partick. Go for a wee wander across the Kelvinbridge, through the Kelvingrove Park and a dabble through the amazing Kelvingrove Art Galleries. A quick pint or two at Brewdog just over the road, then back into town at Kelvinhall Underground - a prefect Glesga day has to have a shoogle in there, after all.

I think personally, I'd like a burger for lunch. And for me, the best would be Meathammer at Nice n Sleazy or Burger Meats Bun, then a wee dram in the Pot Still, before heading to the Buchanan Galleries for some shopping. LEGO STORE, BABY!

A coffee in Laboratorio Espresso before heading out for evening dinner; I'd want something fancy like the Ubiquitous Chip or a big steak dinner in the Butchershop.

Then, being me, a gig. At The Barrowlands, where else? Nowhere like it on the planet, and a few beers beforehand in the legendary Solid Rock Cafe would just set you up perfectly for a night of gigging! Post gig, head to the Cathouse for some more ROCK and a couple of Jaeger shots, and then back to the hotel (obviously via the Blue Lagoon for a cheeky bag of chips first) to collapse.

For all the Perfect Day Glasgow photos, visit Yelp.

April 14, 2015

Yelp Elite Event at Cubatas Tapas Bar

Posted by Briony C



We were treated to a Spanish feast by Cubatas Tapas Bar in Charing Cross. Yelp Elites were treated to a selection of tapas; old favourites as well as brand-new dishes from the Cubatas spring menu. The delicious food was washed down with the perfect serve of Brockmans Gin served up by Luscious Liquid's Sarah H. 

Read the reviews, check out the photos by Alasdair Watson Photogaphy and the video by Stephen Lister. 

March 23, 2015

Local Legends: Danni Bluston's Expressive City

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Yelp's new blog series, Local Legends, takes a look at the faces and stories of the amazing people who make up their home cities, told to us in their own words:

"People in London aren’t afraid to take risks and express themselves in London. We’ve had the most amazing guests visit Cahoots in full vintage attire, swing dancers, artists, musicians, creatives and some pretty eccentric train enthusiasts. We had one guy who works for The London Underground and spent an hour telling me about all the disused tube stations he’s been in and the “undeniable proof” of ghosts he's seen."

- Danni Bluston from Cahoots.


Here are a few of Danni's favourite places in this expressive city:

Mr Fogg's
The Cocktail Trading Company
La Bodega Negra
Cirque Le Soir
Secret Cinema
Street Feast
Beyond Retro


March 19, 2015

Escape from Glasgow with Escape Glasgow!

Posted by Briony C


Escape Glasgow locked up our Yelp Elite Squad and set them puzzling mind tasks before they were allowed out again! 

Split into teams of 5, there were numerous mind-bending puzzles and challenges in each room which needed to be solved. The rest of the Yelp Elite Squad were treated to beers by Heverlee and food by The Blue Chair and some puzzles of their own! 

Did you miss the fun? Read the reviews and check out the photos by Alasdair Watson Photography

January 21, 2015

Yelp Glasgow Goes to the School of Rock at Hard Rock Cafe!

Posted by Briony C


Thanks to our lovely host, Hard Rock Cafe for letting our Yelp Elite Squad take over the Live Lounge for our first Elite Event of 2015! We had a huge squad of Elites and their beautiful +1s enjoy an amazing cookery masterclass by Luke, feast on tasty ribs, wings and burgers and indulge in hurricane cocktails! 

There was also a memorabilia tour and bite sized desserts which went down a treat. If you missed out on all the fun, you can read the reviews and check out the photos. Thanks again to Hard Rock Cafe for kicking off 2015 in the best way possible. 


December 19, 2014

Edinburgh Newbies Meet Innis & Gunn

Posted by Jody B


Serving up some excellent craft brew & Christmas cheer, Innis & Gunn proved to be the perfect end to the Edinburgh Yelp event season and a great introduction to the wacky world of Yelp events for some of 2014's newest Yelp folks! Our brew master extraordinaire Claire, led us through the homegrown world of Innis & Gunn's old favourites and new staples. Scotch Whisky Porters anyone? Check out the reviews & photos and keep your eyes peeled for more newbie shenanigans in 2015!

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December 09, 2014

Yelp Bristol's: Bubbles & Truffles Elite Event

Posted by Thom

Yelp Bristol Elites had an amazing night at Clifton Cakes, making Chocolate Truffles while sipping on some well deserved Bubbles. 

Frances, the owner of Clifton Cakes, taught us how to smell, hold and most importantly taste chocolate properly before taking us into the workshop to get started. With our plastic pinny's on, we sat down to personalised Elite cakes and trays of hand crafted truffle moulds. There were huge bowls of chocolate ganache to be flavoured as we please; mint, orange, ginger, coffee - it was all there. We then piped in our chosen flavours, decorated them until they looked beautiful and boxed them up to be eaten at home (or in the car). The cakes on display were incredible and the chocolate shoes just showed how talented a chocolatier Frances really is.

You can see the reviews and photos of the night here 

December 04, 2014

Yelp Shops Local Glasgow party at The Raven!

Posted by Briony C


On Tuesday night, Yelpers of Glasgow gathered to enjoy delicious drinks and tasty food – and crafting! Huge thanks to Sarah H from Luscious Liquid who provided us with the AppleStrohDel and Santa's Special. If you want to make these drinks, she's even popped the recipe on the event page, and Inverarity One to One is the place to head for the spirits! The Raven provided us with platters of their delicious smoked foods.  

Yelp Shops Local is continuing through December, so there's still plenty of time to support your local businesses. So many of you have already supported these great shops, so thank you for being such generous, loyal and lovely people! 

Read the reviews about the night on Yelp and check out the photos on Facebook! Thanks to Luscious Liquid, The Raven, Stroh Austrian rum, Amaro Del Capo, Gozio Amaretto and Aperol. 

December 02, 2014

Edinburgh's Big Shimmy Hug

Posted by Jody B


On a cold November night, Edinburgh Yelpers descended on Victoria to eat, drink and snoop their brand new Edinburgh CM! There was mulled cider, there were cute dogs in Yelp gear, delicious pizzas and yes, one or two shimmy hugs were had. Read all the reviews of the event here and see all the fabulous photos on the Flickr page.

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November 28, 2014

Yelp Gets Tasty with Di Mambro's Deli!

Posted by Briony C

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Di Mambro's Delicatessen were our host for the evening, and Jonny took us through their four delicious sauces - Meat Meet Meat, Porco Fumoso, Classico and The Nippy One which we sampled with some luscious garlic and fresh breads. Of course, with a mulled wine in the other hand!

Then we were able to try their luscious lasagne and the imported Italian reds and white wines. Jonny taught us all about how real Italian sauces are made and Elites got to taste test the sauces against some supermarket brands. Sharon M (Herby!) was the ultimate winner of the tasting challenge - notable mentions also go to David A and John R!

We played Know Your Yelper - how well do you really know the other Elites? Sharon M (Maulin Rouge) won that round by getting all 25 Yelpers correct! 

If you missed out on the fun, you can read the reviews and check out the photos. Thanks to Di Mambro's for hosting our fabulous evening. 

September 22, 2014

Yelp's Doors Open Day Party at Alston Bar & beef

Posted by Briony C


The scene was set for an underground party like no other – we were heading underneath Glasgow Central Station to enjoy delicious gin tasting and steak samples at the hottest new addition to Glasgow's dining scene, Alston Bar & Beef. To celebrate the weekend of Doors Open Day, Yelpers received a key upon checking in – Sara T was lucky enough to win the £50 meal voucher for Alston. Yelpers then followed the tasting map around 6 stations of gin – featuring Darnley's View, Caorunn, Brockmans and Fentimans. Canapés were presented and then followed up with some delicious cuts of meat – rib-eye, rump, sirloin and fillet from the Scottish Borders. 

Check out the photos, and read the rave reviews

Thanks to our sponsors: Alston Bar & Beef, Darnley's View, Caorunn, Brockmans, Luscious Liquid, Fentimans

August 25, 2014

Yelp's 10th Birthday Party at Wild Cabaret, Glasgow!

Posted by Briony C


Over 120 Glasgow Yelpers hit the hottest new venue in town (it's official, they won the Yelpie award!) Wild Cabaret on Thursday night for a night of decadence, glamour and a whole load of fun! 

We were treated to delicious cocktails by Luscious Liquid, food by Wild Cabaret and Miss Dixiebelle were on hand to style 18 lucky lady Yelpers into vintage vixens! There were also drinks by Eden Brewery St Andrews and Alexander Wines. We were treated to the smooth tunes of The Precious Penny Pluckers and the card assassin extrodinary, George Speirs who was making his debut performance! 

We also celebrated all Glasgow's best local businesses by dishing out some awards – you can read all the winners votes below the link! Thanks to all the Yelpers who partied in fine style and our amazing sponsors. 

Check out the photos and read the reviews

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August 18, 2014

Yelp Glasgow Goes To Home Brewing Science School At Avenue G

Posted by Briony C


It was time to go back to school for 25 Yelp Glasgow Elites and indulge in some delicious coffee! Avenue G would be our teachers, and showed us all the hottest new home brewing methods – Aeropress, Chemex and V60. Each method was demonstrated, explained and then Elites had the chance to taste and decide which they loved the most! On hand were some of Avenue G's delicious BLTs and MLTs (mushoom!), as well as expertly made espresso martinis to get the party started. We all finished the night with a bit more knowledge, a few new friends and a new appreciation for home brewing! 

Read more about the event here! Huge thanks to our event sponsor, Avenue G

June 03, 2014

Big Day Out to Three Sisters Bake

Posted by Briony C


The Yelp Glasgow Elite Squad jumped on a specially chartered bus, and headed out to Quarrier's Village – a beautiful town which is the home of Three Sisters Bake. We were treated to a feast of the most jawdropping delights in a gorgeous spread – mussel popcorn po' boys, Texas beef skillet chilli, mushroom & gorgonzola arancini, ham hough with swiss & gherkins. If you thought you were full, then the cakes arrived! And what beauties they were – chocolate orange gluten free cake and rhurbard and custard slice were just two of the treats. Finishing off with tea and coffee, it was a challenge to get the Yelpers back on the bus as they all wanted to stay and enjoy the delights of Three Sisters Bake some more! 

Read more about the event here

Thanks to our event sponsor, Three Sisters Bake

May 02, 2014

Blind Dining with Urban Bar & Brasserie

Posted by Briony C


At this super special Elite Event, 20 Elites donned eye masks and dined on 4 courses of Urban Bar & Brasserie's brand new spring menu. Starting with fish soup, followed by goats cheese pannacotta the Elites were delighted to unveil the main of salmon & scallops en papilliotte with ginger, spring onion & sticky rice. Finally we tried the lemongrass crème brulee with saffron shortbread. All dishes were served with matching wines and we were well and truley spoiled by Urban Bar & Brasserie!

Read more about the event here

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World Book Night with Cushion & Cake

Posted by Briony C


To celebrate World Book Night, 22 Yelp Elites gather at Cushion & Cake. Books were distributed, tea was supped and fizz was popped! Cushion & Cake provided a decadent platter of sandwiches, scones and cakes for Elites to nibble. Drinks were on hand (as per the "you choose!" invitation) and a game of Card Against Humanity was played with Elites reading out their best/funniest pairings! 

Read more about the event here

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Gallery of Glasgow Opening Night at Ubiquitous Chip

Posted by Briony C

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The Gallery is on display! 90 Yelpers headed along to Ubiquitous Chip for the grand unveiling of the gallery. 76 photos adorn the walls of the Brasserie and Yelpers were able to gaze at their glory while dining on delightful canapés by Ubiqitous Chip. Aperol Spritz and Wild Turkey were on hand with the refreshment, while Barry Neeson provided some live art for entertainment (which was later auctioned for Glasgow Women's Aid!). All prints are up for sale for just £10 each. Read more about the event here.

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February 20, 2014

Gallery of Glasgow Launch Party at Stravaigin

Posted by Briony C

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On Tuesday night, 70 Yelpers celebrated the launch of Yelp's Gallery of Glasgow at Stravaigin. Fabulous cocktails were served by Aperol – an Aperol Spritz was a refreshing twist in the depths of Glasgow winter – and a Honey Manhattan made with Wild Turkey. Stravaigin treated us to a selection of tasty canapes – ranging from South Indian dahl on a coconut and curry leaf blini to roast pork belly, kimchi and baby gem baozi and West coast crab and salt haddock with pickled apples and celeriac. We had a fabulous photo booth with some awesome Glasgow icons as props, and a photography masterclass to help Yelpers make the most of their snapping! You can read all the reviews of the event here, check out the event photos on Facebook as well as the photo booth hilarity!   

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