Tag Archives: Decor

Supper at The North Bridge Brasserie (review)

For anyone that’s never been inside The Scotsman Hotel – the decor is just as impressive as the grand exterior would suggest and the North Bridge Brasserie is no exception. It looks like it’s had a little refurb since I was last there with the dining and bar areas changed about, but still keeping exactly […]

Continue Reading

A romantic meal at the Stockbridge Restaurant

The Stockbridge Restaurant has long been on my ‘list’ so when I was asked to do a review on a romantic restaurant in Edinburgh in partnership with www.match.com it seemed like the perfect opportunity.   Nestling in a St Stephen Street basement,  the entrance has been cleverly designed to draw you in with plants and […]

Continue Reading

Where I’ve been pigging out in recent weeks (Part 1) – yes, really!

I seem to have been eating out so much recently and caught up in the pre-Xmas chaos that I’ve had little time to write things up. So for ease I thought I’d share some pictures of my recent greedy exploits.

I’m ashamed to say that there are actually so many that I’m going to have to split it into 2 posts!

Continue Reading

The Mulroy, in Edinburgh’s West End, this could be my new favourite Restaurant!

It was exquisite, every single last morsel. Clever, exciting food combinations and elegant presentation created one of my favourite dining experiences to date. The noises that we were emitting could have been construed to be highly indecent but we couldn’t stop and our smiles didn’t fade all afternoon. In fact our boss and his wife were planning their visit for the very next day.

I can’t wait to go back and try the a la carte menu along with a more generous helping of the old red stuff to wash it down. I can’t recommend you try this find heartily enough and at £13.50 for 2 courses on the lunch time menu it’s an absolute steal! Just don’t expect a highly effusive greeting, service or farewell!

Continue Reading

Lunch at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (Queen Street)

All in all, the service was uber-polite, the food was robust, well presented and of hearty proportions but for me it was just lacking the ‘wow factor’ I’d been expecting. Would I go again? Yes, if I was with a real Whisky fan who hadn’t been before and if it wasn’t coming out of my pocket. There are other restaurants in the same price bracket nearby with more character and a personable feel that I would choose ahead.

Continue Reading

Kyloe, Edinburgh’s new Gourmet Steak Restaurant at The (newly-refurbed) Rutland

To summarise, it was good, REALLY tasty meat and a really interesting pleasurable dining experience, a couple of tweaks would make it perfect but it’s still in soft launch mode, the official opening is tomorrow (the 28th). Handily situated just around the corner, we will definitely be going back, and taking clients, moving forwards! It’s a quality offering at a quality price point but if you’re on a budget there are cheaper set-menu options for lunch or dinner. Yes, they knew I was coming and that it would be blogged but we did find it hard to pick fault, apart from the chips and a bit of a delay in paying for our drinks, neither major issue,s I’ll be happy to recommend and return as a fully paying customer.

Continue Reading

A Chinese Banquet at Chop Chop in Edinburgh’s West End

To summarise, it was really good, I think the best Chinese food I’ve had in Edinburgh (& I’ve had a lot!) and I can’t wait to go back and try some more, I’ve been reliably informed their express lunchtime menu is pretty good too! The only negatives for me were the plastic plates and dipping bowls (it reminded me of outside dining in local fast food restaurants in Singapore), the tables are also packed in so when it’s busy, which is most of the time (it was full and turning people away on a Tuesday evening out-of-season) then discreet conversation is nigh on impossible and finally, a pet peeve of mine a 10% service charge was added to the bill!

Continue Reading

Lunch at Pho Vietnam – not sure if I want to tell you all about this find!

We all absolutely loved it and are delighted to have such a find on our doorstep. Outstanding value for money and a real treat for both the senses and the stomach! I’ve already been recommending it to one and all and am lunching there again next week!

Continue Reading

Fringe Festival food – a summary

As you can imagine we ate (and drank) more than our fair share (it seems that gluttony runs in the family) in a wide variety of places so I thought I’d do a little summary of where I’ve been eating and show you some of the highlights!

Continue Reading

The Plumed Horse Tasting Menu (with wines of course :o)

To summarise, a lovely meal with great company, the surroundings were calming, comfortable and not detracting from the food, the staff were excellent, uber-polished but very open to a bit of banter from the more ‘raucous’ of the group! The food was good – well presented, well cooked and very tasty and apart from the one course that wasn’t to our taste, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it. They were also very generous with the wine with each course. At £65 per head & £45pp for the complimenting wines it’s on a par with the other Edinburgh based Michelin starred restaurants. I would definitely go again but would go A la carte and stick with red meats and wine, the carnivore that I am!

Continue Reading