Monthly Archives: May 2009

REVIEW – Edinburgh Marathon 2009 & Photos

Today I helped Myeloma UK run a hydration station for part of the Albert Bartlett Edinburgh Marathon 2009 I just want to express my admiration for all those who took part in such hot conditions and I hope that the spectators encouraging runners helped a little.  A lot of people were running for charities, and […]

REVIEW – Sheep Heid, Duddingston


Updated February 2012 – The Sheep Heid has been completely refurbished and under new management. The Sheep Heid Inn at Duddingston has been around since 1360 , which is pretty old by any standard. Since the weather was beautiful on Friday, a visit to Arthur’s Seat was in the master plan, followed by dinner at […]

REVIEW – Inverleith Park and the Botanics

Today I made good use of the gorgeous weather and took an early morning stroll through Inverleith Park and the Botanics. This weekend sees the Edinburgh Taste Festival take place and if the weather continues, I can’t think of a better place to be. I then cut across to the Botanics, but the West Gate […]

REVIEW – Oor Tours, Edinburgh Musical Tour


Oor Tours – Musical Tour of Edinburgh Today I had the pleasure of joining Graeme E Pearson on his musical tour of Edinburgh in and around the High Street / Royal Mile.   The website for Oor Tours is  (opens in new window) and you can buy tickets from the tourist information centre at Waverley Market […]

REVIEW – Dinner at The Granary, The Shore, Leith


I’ve just come back from a most delicious dinner at The Granary on The Shore in Leith.  I was looking for a place down in that area to be close to my friends’ work and consulted with The List guide with intention of using my new List Card 2 for 1 (info here) but found a deal […]

REVIEW – Dinner At The Pataka (Indian/Bengali)


Another lovely dinner in the Pataka at Causewayside.  They specialise in Indian and Bengali food. I have eaten here more than a few times and have yet to find another Indian / Bengali which has such delicious dishes in such nice surroundings.  They have table and booth style seating amongst Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired decor. […]

REVIEW – Lauriston Farm Toby Carvery – For Children


I had the delight of taking my nieces out for lunch on Friday and opted for the nearest restaurant to their school (and not McDonalds) and chose the Lauriston Farm Toby Carvery This opened in early April after changing hands again.  I’ve eaten at one Toby Carvery before, which was many years ago. The 3 […]

REVIEW – Tempting Tattie Lunch (off Royal Mile)


I was wandering up and down the Royal Mile last week when the sun was out and needed some lunch. I headed to the Tempting Tattie on Jeffrey Street (just off the Royal Mile where it becomes the Canongate). I have been eating here for years and was a regular place for lunch when I worked […]

REVIEW – Quick Bite at Baroque, Broughton Street

UPDATE – This pub is now called Treacle as I found out when I wandered past yesterday (9th May 2009)    Will do an updated post once I’ve eaten there.   Popped into Baroque at 39-41 Broughton Street for a very quick bite to eat before a show and was pleasantly surprised by the quality […]

INFO – Leith Festival Programme is out NOW

The full programme of what’s on at this years’ Leith Festival is out now.  Every taste is catered for, comedy, drama, dance, photography, tours etc. You can pick up a printed programme at supermarkets, post offices, bars and restaurants around Leith.  There is also an online version HERE There are lots of free things to […]