Long gone are the days when the call for last orders prompted the first fights of the evening. Indeed, Glasgow’s economic regeneration and cultural credentials were given a tremendous boost when the city was named European Capital of Culture in 1990, and it is now the third-most-popular tourist destination in the UK for overseas visitors. Complementing the steady rise in culture and entertainment, the quality of restaurants in Glasgow has been keeping pace. The West End is chock full of cafés, bars, hotels, clubs and restaurants, especially the area's main thoroughfare, Byres Road, where the popular Oran Mor is to be found, or head for the Ubiquitous Chip in Ashton Lane, an enduring Glasgow institution. Merchant City is the centre of Glasgow's growing cultural quarter and home to the excellent seafood restaurant City Merchant, while across the city, good pasta and pizza places such as La Parmigiana and Amarone are the enduring legacy of the city's resident Italian community.