A weekend wandering around Edinburgh

One of the reasons I love living in Edinburgh is being able to walk everywhere, and after a night out on Friday a little stroll around the city is just what I needed to blow the cobwebs away.

Friday night’s dinner at Time 4 Thai on Friday night was excellent and was followed by cocktails at Lucky Liquor on Queens Street. First time there, I had a Blue Steel, vodka based with an interesting peppery after taste, and my friends opted for the Megawatt. After admiring the cool presentation we decided was a bit gimmicky and tasted a bit like a Smirnoff ice – taking us back to our younger drinking days!

A Megawatt, £6.50, at Lucky Liquor Co.
A Megawatt, £6.50, at Lucky Liquor Co.

On to Saturday. Pancakes, streaky bacon and maple syrup, russelled up by my other half, was the perfect start and good fuel for my wanderings.Pancakes, Bacon & Maple Syrup

Cakes (say hello, she’ll probably feature on here quite a lot) and I set off from Bruntsfield and walked down to Stockbridge where we joined the Water of Leith walkway all the way down to, you guessed it, Leith. We walked at what I like to call a gossiping pace and it took us just over 1 ½ hours.

Cakes wandering along the Water of Leith Walkway
Cakes wandering along the Water of Leith Walkway
Arriving down at The Shore, Leith
Arriving down at The Shore, Leith

We rewarded our efforts with some food and drinks at Bond No. 9. Sitting in the conservatory looking out at the sunshine and the canal was great, and their light bites deal was just what we were after. Two “light bites” and a cocktail for £12. We enjoyed haggis balls with mustard mayo, pitta breads and humus, lemon chicken skewers, and some more warm breads and oils.

A French 72 and a Bramble at Bond No. 9
A French 72 and a Bramble at Bond No. 9
Light bites at Bond No. 9
Light bites at Bond No. 9

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