Tag Archives: Dessert

Beer & Food Matching Event with Molson Coors at The Cellar Restaurant, West End

Looking forward to this event tomorrow night, wonder if it’ll convert me to being a beer drinker……. Join Ryan’s Bar, The Cellar Restaurant and the beer sommeliers from Molson Coors and explore a range of beers matched against a specially created four course menu. Everybody knows that matching food and wine is an art which […]

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Steak Frites for two at Le Passepartout

The PR: “Passepartout is a new food and film experience in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic old town where friends come together to share great food at good prices.  Or, if the mood takes them – watch a classic film while they eat. Inspired by the world travels of two of Edinburgh’s top chefs – […]

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An Italian cookery class with Rosario, chef at Locanda De Gusti

After my recent outstanding meal at Locanda De Gusti, I jumped at the offer to go along to one of Chef Rosario’s evening cookery classes. I love Italian food (especially Rosario’s) and I love cooking so a perfect match! I wasn’t sure what to expect but on arrival there was already a mix of folk […]

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Jeremy Wares charity dinner – what did we eat?!

As many of you will know I was quite excited to have been invited to a charity dinner at Houston House Hotel hosted by Michelin chef Jeremy Wares to raise money for Parkinsons Disease. Jeremy Wares suffers from Parkinsons and opened a restaurant at (the rather lovely) Houston House earlier in the year and came […]

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Locanda De Gusti – si! si! si!

This restaurant is outstanding, a place to fall in love with and to, and has just become mine & Science’s new favourite. I can’t believe it was never on my radar before, it was only because ChiefPudding was talking about it at work and all being dedicated foodies we started devouring the menu online. “Food Porn” declared […]

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A (slightly disappointing) Dinner at Iris on Thistle Street

Overall the quality was good, but I feel it was over-priced for what we got, the bill came to over £80 and the wine wasn’t an expensive bottle. There are many places of a much higher standard in Edinburgh at this price level that I would go to before returning here for supper (especially as I then went home and had some rice cakes as I was still hungry). The lunch menu is better value and would definitely recommend that instead.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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