Review : The Basement Bar

The  Basement Bar is widely thought of as a bit of an Edinburgh institution and after its recent make over, Celia and I were looking forward to our dinner. Situated at the top of Broughton Street this bar has fun quirky decor where Florida seems to meet Mexico. The Basement Bar serves predominantly Mexican food, a firm favourite of mine, so I was More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Rebus Rob Roy available at the Caley Bar

  To mark the mention of Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Ian Rankin’s ‘Saints of the Shadow  Bible’ the author was invited to help create a cocktail in the style of the iconic Rebus. Ian Rankin More...

By Reader On Monday, April 14th, 2014

Costa Coffee Masterclasses celebrate UK Coffee Week

COSTA MORNINGSIDE TRIALS EXCLUSIVE COFFEE MASTERCLASS LED BY INTERNATIONAL COFFEE CONNOISSEURS • To celebrate UK Coffee Week 7-13 April 2014, Costa, the nation’s favourite coffee shop, launched an exclusive More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Review Lunch at STEAK

  STEAK restaurant for lunch? No, this is not where you would immediately think to go in the middle of the day, so it was with a little trepidation that we ventured forth. It was, as it turns out, quite a More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Crombies announce the winner of their Six Nations Sausage competition – Win some here!

This competition has now closed. Today we have an exclusive for you. Crombies Butchers in Broughton Street have been running a competition to find a new recipe for a Six Nations Sausage. And (drum roll please!) More...

By Reader On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Television chefs – good or bad?

Edinburgh Community Food debate the effect of the TV chef on ‘us mere mortals’. Television chefs constantly enjoy telling us that cooking is easy and fun, with some trying to encourage us to cook with More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The Commie Café wins Healthy Living Award

WHAT NO CHIPS? HOW COMMIE CAFE SCOOPED HEALTHY LIVING AWARD Hundreds of dedicated swimmers, divers and gym goers of all levels train at Edinburgh’s Royal Commonwealth Pool every week, some from as early as 5.30 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Edinburgh College is just the treat!

Edinburgh College opened their doors at the Granton Campus to the public and asked them to support the college’s charity St Columba’s Hospice by attending its free student-led food and drink festival, treat, More...

By Holly Jones On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Restaurant Review: Wedgwood Restaurant

When asked to review this wonderful restaurant for a second time we wondered if it could live up to the high standard set on our first, visit but the newly redecorated Wedgwood Restaurant delivered yet again. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 13th, 2014

St Patrick’s Day at The Three Sisters

  New Racetrack Set to Be St Paddy’s Mane Attraction  Edinburgh’s famous Three Sisters believes it has backed a dead-cert winner with a bold plan to create a horse racing track in its grounds as the centrepiece More...

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