Date night? Yes please!

Dates. I love them. What better mood booster than being wined and dined? It’s hard to beat. But getting the drink/dinner choices and combination just right can be tricky. So whether it’s a Tinder surprise, deciding either way, or its a done deal. Here’s my perfect pairings to be wined, dined and wooed in Edinburgh. […]

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Spitaki An authentic family run Greek Taverna After spending many dinners in real Greek tavernas in Greece during childhood summer holidays I was wondering how authentic an unassuming eatery at the heart of the local community on the outskirts of Edinburgh would fair. Well it certainly lived up to its claims. After a very warm […]

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Castle Terrace Dominic Jack

Chef’s Land and Sea Surprise Taster Menu. For a Saturday night treat with friends I could think of nothing better than the taster menu from Castle Terrace. The evening started in the bar with canapés of: Goat’s cheese, apricot and pork collar, Salt cod barbajuan and Caesar salad. Three tiny taste delights, one for each […]

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The Witchery

Go for: Impressing someone in the dark. And, to say you’ve been there. Dated. Dark. Expensive. When you say you are heading to Edinburgh and ask for a restaurant recommendation, its pretty much guaranteed that this place will be on the list. Granted the décor is pretty impressive, but the wine list is absolutely ridiculous […]

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The Paper Mill, Lasswade

Go for: informal dinner in the bar with your dog. A favourite. Warm service, friendly atmosphere, delicious fresh food and good selection of wines and local beers. My dog is even allowed in the bar and the live music is great on a Friday night. Sit by the fire with a glass of red when […]

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