spitaki.co.uk/menu 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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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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