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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The Sun Inn

Go for: Oysters and fish in their annual Fish Week. The first visit to this understated pub was on recommendation. You could drive right by and not notice it from the roadside. We only ventured in for a drink however were so wooed by the menu for their annual Fish Week, when a table become […]

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Andrew Fairlie, Gleneagles

Go for: a special occasion with someone you love. This one has been in my little black book of ‘places I must eat in’ for five years now, so its no surprise that I had ‘managed my expectations’ before setting foot in this world famous restaurant. However, I’m still reeling from my magical mystery tour of flavours […]

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The Dome, Edinburgh

Go for: the architecture. Although the drinks selection and absolutely average service leave little reason to make this a worthwhile stop in Edinburgh, the architecture and interior design of this bar make it a memorable place to have a quick stop (on your way to somewhere else). thedomeedinburgh.com

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