Haar, St Andrews

Haar: A cold sea fog that most often occurs on the east coast of Scotland. But also a new(ish) and rather good restaurant up in St. Andrews. We were visiting St.Andrews at the beginning of February for our anniversary weekend and having read great things about Haar we decided to give it a try. The…

Rhubarb at The Prestonfield

Nothing beats a Sunday Roast, especially one at Rhubarb at Prestonfield House. Prestonfield House is one of my favourite places to have afternoon tea, a special dinner or for Sunday Lunch, with a short walk round the grounds to see the Highland Cows and Peacocks to work up an appetite (or work off what you…

Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery, Glasgow

A wet windy Wednesday seen us both work in Glasgow for the day, and with no real rush to go home and a list of recommendations of eateries in the City in our back pockets, it seemed a good idea to take advantage.  The first place to be ticked off the list was The Two…

The Barbary

Another work trip to London and another chance to embrace solo dining. This time at The Barbary situated in the very quaint Neals Yard in Seven Dials. Perfect for solo dining as the only seats are around the horseshoe shaped bar facing into the hot flames of the open kitchen! Being a fan of their…

Noto, Edinburgh

Noto is a recent addition to the Edinburgh food scene from the people behind Aizle, where they have taken over the old Iris restaurant on Thistle Street and turned it into a simple, almost scandic restaurant. The concept, as is common these days, is small plates for sharing and is always a good way to…

Spuntino, London

I have had a couple of occasions lately on my work trips that I haven’t had any plans, shocker ! So I have found myself embracing solo-dining. It can be quite a daunting experience if you have never done it before, you want to make sure you get the right place to feel comfortable and…

Bird of Smithfield, London

Nothing beats a nice drink at a rooftop bar on a sunny evening, and now summer is (kind of) here, a friend and I took advantage of the lovely sunshine and enjoyed a few drinks up on the roof of Bird of Smithfield overlooking the ornate Smithfield Market. I had read good things about the…

The Grandtully Hotel

Back in March we finally made it to The Grandtully Hotel in Perthshire, run by the wonderful family behind Ballintaggart Farm and formerly the Supper Club Charlie and Evelyn’s table in Edinburgh. Having visited the Supper Club, I knew that their next venture would be a great one. The Grandtully Hotel sits in the little…

The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage

A couple of months ago a friend and I visited the newly opened ‘The Lookout’ another offering by Gardener’s Cottage and The Collective situated on Calton Hill. Our taxi driver was convinced there was nothing up there, and that the access road hadn’t been open to traffic in years but was willing to give it…

ROVI, London

I am a big fan of Yotam Ottolenghi and have visited his restaurant Ottolenghi in Islington and Spitalfields, as well as Nopi in Soho, all of which I love.  So I was excited to learn of his new opening in Fitzrovia a stones throw from Oxford Circus – Rovi. As with all his offerings the…