Tag Archives: Service

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 […]

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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 […]

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Qikserve – a great new smartphone app to make food ordering easier

Since writing this post I was delighted to hear that Qikserve won the Great New Idea Award at The Restaurant Show, Earls Court October 2012 (the UK’s largest Restaurant & Hospitality Trade Show). There was stiff competition from over 300 of the most innovative hospitality brands from around the world and was voted for by the thousands of attendees. […]

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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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Loch Fyne Restaurant in Newhaven – Loch distinctly average more like

The Loch Fyne brand has always conjured up wonderful images of high quality, fresh Scottish produce in my mind so I had always assumed that dining in one of their restaurants would be a wholesome, robust and tasty affair – oh the folly of assumption! (will I never learn?!) Being the opposite end of town, […]

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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!

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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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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!

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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!

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