Food at the Fringe

There is so much to do at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You could spend the entire month of August attending shows and discovering weird and wonderful venues and not even have scratched the surface. What is essential though, is making sure you stay well fed and watered. So, whether it’s planned dinner with friends after a show, or a quick bite to eat in-between rushing from one venue to another, here’s the low down on where to eat and drink this August…  Continue reading “Food at the Fringe”

Top five places to cosy up in Edinburgh this December

Evenings are now spent wandering winter markets, fairy-lights can be found wherever you look and a mulled wine stand is never too far away. December has arrived in Edinburgh. Here’s my top 5 places to cosy up with a festive tipple and some friends this winter.  Continue reading “Top five places to cosy up in Edinburgh this December”

5 new restaurants to try this autumn

Don’t think about hibernating for the autumn/winter months just yet! From swanky, 7 course tasting menus to places to grab a relaxed meal after a long day at work, these eateries are all worthy of a visit. Read on and discover 5 new restaurants to try this autumn. Continue reading “5 new restaurants to try this autumn”

The Promise of a Proper Burger

For a while it felt like every new restaurant opening up in Edinburgh was doing Thai food, and now it seems we’ve moved on to burgers. Burgers and Beers, Bread Meets Bread, just Burger or maybe even just Bun… I’m not sure, it’s quite confusing! Continue reading “The Promise of a Proper Burger”

Brunch at Gusto, Edinburgh

If you read my blog or my Instagram you’ll know I take brunch pretty seriously. I am obbessed with anything served with avocado, I love eggs all ways and would choose breakfast over lunch every time.

When Gusto, on George Street, launched their brunch menu a month or so ago, complete with a new smoothie and cocktail menu, I was delighted to pop along and check it out along with one of my best girlfriends.  Continue reading “Brunch at Gusto, Edinburgh”

Jamie’s Italian, Edinburgh

I don’t often choose to go out for Italian food as we eat a lot of it at home. I adore making pastas and risottos and our freezer is always stocked with a good, homemade bolognese sauce (check out my tried & tested sauce recipe.) I have even delved into the world of homemade pizzas… I’ll admit that with one is with varying degrees of success. Continue reading “Jamie’s Italian, Edinburgh”

Stockbridge: The Best Place to Live

Stockbridge has been named the ‘Best Place to Live in Scotland’ in the recent Sunday Times Best Places to Live Guide. This won’t be news to locals, but for those of you who are just discovering this cute pocket of Edinburgh, where should you hang out? I’ve pulled together a rundown of my favourite places to eat, drink, shop and generally mosey around in Stockbridge… Continue reading “Stockbridge: The Best Place to Live”

Serrano Manchego

Stepping into Serrano Manchego is like being transported to a proper little, bustling, Spanish tapas bar. For starters, you certainly don’t feel like you are half way down Leith Walk in Edinburgh, and on a Friday night, by the time we left the place was rammed with a total mix of people. Continue reading “Serrano Manchego”

Festive Fun at Foodies Edinburgh

Foodies Festival is at the EICC this weekend and thanks to Crabbie’s, I have been for a preliminary scout to find out what’s worth seeing whilst you are there. Continue reading “Festive Fun at Foodies Edinburgh”