Tag Archives: Wine

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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(free) Barefoot Wine & Cupcake Event at Cuckoo’s Bakery in Edinburgh

Barefoot Wine Event at Cuckoo’s Bakery in Edinburgh Barefoot Wine has partnered with Cuckoo’s Bakery to host a delightful afternoon of wine and cupcakes on Friday 22nd of February. On offer will be a tempting selection of wine from award winning wine brand Barefoot Wine, served free to customers. Date: 22nd of February 2013 Time: 3pm – 5pm (no […]

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Stac Polly launches new Brasserie, Gin & Wine Bar in Edinburgh’s New Town

Established Edinburgh restaurant Stac Polly has undergone a major refurbishment on its Dublin Street ground floor, creating a new Scottish-style brasserie, gin and wine bar.  Another great new restaurant launch to look forward to this week but in the meantime, here’s a sneaky peek! The brasserie’s modern-Scottish lunch menu is divided into sections for meat, fish, […]

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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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Michelin Chef Jeremy Wares Hosts Charity dinner for Parkinsons – 8th Nov

Hmmm,  I can’t wait for this –  a cocktails & oysters reception (I can look at the oysters even if I can’t eat them!) followed by a 4 course meal paired with wines, each cooked by a top chef – one for serious foodies! (& don’t worry for those who can’t make it, I’ll be […]

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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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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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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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