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…

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…

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…

Afternoon Tea at The Prestonfield

Last week myself and a friend treated ourselves to Afternoon Tea at The Prestonfield House Hotel.  The Prestonfield is tucked away in the South Side of Edinburgh, a little oasis of countryside in the city.  As you drive up the driveway you forget where you are as you are greeted by 3 highland cows (Aunt,…

Bistro Moderne, Edinburgh

Having dined at Restaurant Mark Greenaway a couple of times, I knew that I had to try his new(ish) venture – Bistro Moderne.  Situated in the old Cafe Fish (previously Zanzero) in Stockbridge it was an easy dander for us one Sunday lunchtime.  I had heard great things already, especially about the Sunday lunch so…

Burger Meats Bun (meets Belly!)

Friday seen the opening of the latest venture by Glasgow’s Burger Meats Bun people in Edinburgh.  BMB Edinburgh occupies the former residence of Urban Angel on Forth Street and as luck would have it, today we passed here at lunchtime!  We had been meaning to visit the Glasgow branch for a while, so it was…

Edinburgh Larder Bistro

Last week myself and a few friends headed along to the Edinburgh Larder Bistro in a basement on the corner of Alva Street.  I have driven passed it many times and at last had an excuse to go. We were also fortunate to spot on LivingSocial a voucher – 2 courses and a glass of…

Pomegranate

A drizzly grey day in Edinburgh, just before Christmas seen Stuart and I pop into Pomegranate on Antigua Street for a late lunch. We were warmly welcomed into the bright and cheery restaurant, just what we needed to break through the greyness! Pomegranate is the sister restaurant of Hanam’s up near the Castle, which is…

Edinburgh’s Wild West

Who would have thought that tucked away off a side street in Morningside you would find a scene straight out of a Western? We certainly didn’t! But after having heard from numerous sources about this mysterious Wild West scene, we had to see if for ourselves! Coming off Morningside Road onto Springvalley Gardens you don’t…

Be Lucky

There are many times that remind me why I love living in Edinburgh, and New Years Day was one of them. While trying to get over my hangover I read about Your Lucky Day as part of the Edinburgh Hogmanay celebration, and thought it might be something cool to do in order to sort out…