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…

House of Gods Hotel

In early December, for a certain someone’s birthday, I booked us into the House of Gods Hotel in the Cowgate to take advantage of their ‘Locked up like I’m famous’ package which included pizza, cocktails and ‘unlimited prosecco’. I’d seen pictures on social media of the package and it looked like a lot of fun,…

Cinnamon and Orange Old-Fashioned

I do love an old-fashioned, it’s my go to drink when mulling over the rest of the cocktail menu on a night out, or one to end an evening on. I have also been experimenting more over the last while with cocktails, due to the large amount of random alcohol I have found in my…

Gin and Apple Fizz

Christmas time is a time for being cosy, in front of the fire, Christmas tree lit up and lights and candles festooning the house. It’s also the time to indulge in too much food and some festive cocktails. Here is a refreshing and easy to make cocktail for those winter nights, warmed with a touch…

The Classic Snowball

The Snowball is, I guess a classic cocktail, not one I had tried until recently mind you! I have frequently passed that retro looking bottle of Advocaat so many times, wondering what on earth does it taste like! The Snowball was created in the 1940’s, but it wasn’t until the 1970’s it really took off,…

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…

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…

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…

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…