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Seadogs

Again a simple tasty menu and inexpensive to boot! When The Reporter visited mine host was kind enough to offer free glasses of fizz with the menus. We are sure that this will not be on offer to everyone all the time but believe that he now has a winning template rolled out in several locations in central Edinburgh....

The Gathering

It is in the departure lounge at Edinburgh Airport, and surprise, surprise the food is lovely! The porridge is especially good, but at a different time of day you may like the Cullen Skink. The staff are friendly and well-trained, the view of the planes can be entertaining unless you are delayed too long and the seating arrangements are...

Time for tea?

Times of butlers, maids and corsets to deal with the aftermath of the cream sponge. Where can you still enjoy the afternoon tea experience? The Balmoral offers afternoon tea in The Bollinger Bar for £21 a head or £33.50 when you quaff a wee glass of Bolly with it. Anytime between 1.30 and 5.30 is apparently afternoon tea time...
The venison pie combines chunks of wild Scottish venison marinated in a selection of herbs, casseroled and finished with heather honey. Chef Bernard Alessi drew on his Maltese origins by adding orange to the mix, bringing out the flavour of all the ingredients. The other pies include Chicken with Durham Cow Blue Cheese (with soft green peppercorns and...

The Spice Pavilion

Well we ask you to go and try this restaurant out. This is a food emporium which deserves to have a waiting list for tables and a queue at the door. It is light and bright with modern fittings. The Reporter tried out some vegetarian dishes which were exquisitely presented. The cuisine is 'North Western Indian frontier'. They have just...
Many world famous authors including our own coterie of revered Edinburgh-based writers will be at the event, reading from their books, signing copies and speaking to their fans.

Recommend a book!

It doesn’t have to be the best book you have ever read, but there should be something in it which you liked and which makes it one to pass on to your friends - and The Edinburgh Reporter book club. So what have you read? What do you recommend and why? Would you recommend one particular author? The Scottish Book Trust have made...

Magazines

There are a few which are written and published in Edinburgh. I-on magazine is still regarded by some as a bit of a newcomer but it now has its feet firmly under the coffee table. It aims to give a flavour of what's on in Edinburgh and covers things like beauty, fashion and property in 100 pages. It carries...

Win a Sony E-Reader!

Then all you have to do is read a few books listed in the Tesco Bank Summer Read and then vote on them to have a chance of winning an electronic toy. This is an initiative by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust and the titles are being promoted by libraries across the country. The Event was launched at the...

The Huffington Post

(If the Huffpo is something new to you then it is now past time that you added it to your bookmarks. They have celebrity bloggers galore - and you can contact them direct by adding your own comments..... We ask you - who among you girls would not want to write to Robert Redford.....?) The latest link is that they...