Tag Archives: Strawberry Blonde

A cheeky Steak Tartare (& the rest!) at The Witchery

The master plan had been to have a couple of glasses of wine before arriving then have 2 steak tartares, a glass of wine each & leave therefore keeping the bill to a minimum. Did that happen? Of course not, especially when SB got talking with the Sommelier, our fate was gloriously sealed!

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Pasta & Primitivo at La Partenope (Cucina Napoletana, Dalry Road)

On to the mains, my Carbonara was excellent, one of the best I’ve had in a VERY long time, whilst SB’s Pasta Fresca was very nice, it was also very subtle and for a main course portion it could have done with a lift both in seasoning and perhaps texture. On asking for some salt the waiter was entertainingly ‘disgusted’ by our request with that Latin insouciance that I know so well, having dated an Italian Chef myself! (Once added, however it lifted the dish enormously regardless of what he thought!)

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A Gourmet Lunch at number one at The Balmoral Hotel

A colleague emailed round number one’s Christmas lunch menu and from the minute I read it I knew I was going, and I knew a couple of other ladies who would need little persuading to join me! So AVM, Strawberry Blonde and I decided we’d do things properly and booked the Friday off work so […]

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CHEF’s LAND & SEA SURPRISE – Tasting Menu @ The Kitchin

We were expecting something near perfection and it’s fair to say we got it! Outstanding!

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Eating Edinburgh – where HAVE I been? (a wee update)

Hello all and a very big Happy New Year to you all! As you may have noticed Eating Edinburgh has been rather quiet over the past few weeks, nothing sinister just a rather hectic pre festive dining schedule and a rather good holiday overseas but I’m back now and normal service should resume shortly. I […]

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(Guest Blog) Le Mouton Noir, they’re game if you are!

The mains were lamb for AVM and Strawberry Blonde chose guinea fowl and promptly declared that there was nothing foul about her dish with skinny fries to share. For some time all you could hear were contented snufflings (piglets ‘snuffle’! #justsaying, Ed) as AVM and Strawberry Blonde ate their way to game heaven.
We shared a cheese platter which contained a selection of French cheeses with AVM making inroads into her favourite blue.

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Guchhi – Indian Seafood Restaurant, Leith (one very classy joint!)

Guchhi surprised and impressed us on every level, incredibly well thought out and the most delicious fusions, it really was the most delightful assault on my taste buds! Our waiter was highly engaging and the decor elegant. A new favourite, I won’t be hesitating to recommend it and will definitely be going back myself. (very soon too I suspect!) and I think is a cautious 9/10. (We were the only diners and although that didn’t in the slightest detract from the experience it would be interesting to see the quality and service when the kitchen and staff are under more pressure.)

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Everest Nepalese? yes please!

To summarise, I can see why Andy Robinson (Scotland Rugby Coach) is a fan of this restaurant, the staff were sincere, the service excellent, the food delightful, nice touches such as cloth napkins/tablecloths AND they know how to do a double door!

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Opening night at Los Argentinos (Edinburgh’s own Fawlty Towers)

It was such a massive disappointment and the most inauthentic ‘themed’ restaurant I’ve ever eaten in. I’m not sure whether to be more angry at the insult to my intelligence or to my pocket! Based on the menus and wine list I can’t believe for a minute that the owners have ever even been to Argentina.

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Empires Turkish ’emporium’

I had been wanting to visit Empires, a lovely looking Turkish Restaurant in the Old Town for ages as it has often been recommended to me. Strawberry Blonde had just flown back from her holidays so it seemed like an ideal place to go for a jolly good catch up. Luckily I had taken a […]

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