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. […]Read more "Date night? Yes please!"
Do you ever find when you can’t have something you want it even more? That’s what I’m finding with sushi right now. I’m obsessed. Images of floating Sashimi dipped in the lightest salty soy sauce and searing heat of wasabi are dancing in my mind and I’m dreaming of Temaki, with its crispy salmon skin […]Read more "Sushi for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner – Yah?"
I’ve been based in Edinburgh a year now, so it’s about time I shared my favourite places I choose to dine with my beloved pooch (and husband of course). There’s no need to leave a member of the family at home, so here’s my top 10 to dine with your dog. Quick tip: Always ring […]Read more "Best places to drink and dine with your dog"
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 […]Read more "Spitaki"
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 […]Read more "Castle Terrace Dominic Jack"
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 […]Read more "The Witchery"
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 […]Read more "The Paper Mill, Lasswade"