Orrin Restaurant, Elgin

Orrin is the new kid in town, having opened in mid November, it is a very much welcomed addition to the food scene in Morayshire. Offering fine dining which is accessible to all, Orrin certainly hits the mark in terms of food, drinks and service. The restaurant is located on South Street, a corner position…

The Station Hotel, Rothes

Since ‘moving’ up to Moray 6 months ago, we have on a number of occasions driven through the village of Rothes and I spotted The Station Hotel. On doing a little searching I learned that not only do they have a great restaurant, but also an award winning whisky bar – The Spirit Safe, who…

Sun-Dancer, Nairn

As summer was drawing to a close, we had a visitor to the cottage – my Mum! She is someone who loves to eat out (she can’t cook and frankly doesn’t like to cook, so I have no idea how I survived childhood!) so being relatively new to the area, the hunt was on for…

The Little Chartroom, Leith

Back in April, I was sitting on my sofa drooling over all the delicious food being cooked on the Great British Menu. My attention was peaked watching Roberta Hall-McCarron from The Little Chartroom work her magic. So I, on a whim booked us a table. However, such is demand for this wonderful tiny restaurant, it…

Bootleggers Bothy, Hopeman

I’ve been spending more time recently up on the Moray coast in the North-East of Scotland and have been out and about exploring the local area. A period of good weather around the longest day gave us the opportunity to try out Bootleggers Bothy at the West Beach Caravan Park in Hopeman. After a short…

Chez Jules

Edinburgh is open for business again, and it’s great to see. Whilst I have not been brave enough to enjoy a meal outside in the chilly Scottish spring, I have been happy to see outside spaces full. Monday 17th May saw the return of inside dining with alcohol. Now without sounding like I have a…

Tigh-an-truish, Isle of Seil

Trying to make the best of this semi-lockdown situation, we found ourselves on another road trip. This time to the Isle of Seil (more on that in another post!). The Isle of Seil is about 25 minutes south of Oban, on Scotland’s West Coast. It’s also famous for its ‘Bridge across the Atlantic’, a small…

Haar at Home

I previously wrote about the fantastic meal we had at the beginning of the year at Haar in St.Andrews, it seems like a lifetime ago now with all that has been going on! During lockdown, particularly early on, I took the opportunity to use the free time I now had to do more cooking from…

The Fife Arms, Braemar

After a lovely weekend up on the Moray Coast (more on that later!) we stopped off in Braemar on the way back home. I haven’t been in Braemar in years (about 15 to be precise, when I was doing research for my Masters’ dissertation!) and in general it hasn’t changed, except for one place –…

Garrison West, Fort William

Since lockdown has eased and we are allowed to travel a bit more freely around our own countries (though I could really do with some sunshine!) we have been taking short breaks and the odd random day trip. Our first random trip seen us take an overnight stop in Fort William before heading out onto…