Monthly Archives: November 2009

REVIEW – Zanzero for coffee and cake


Zanzero in North West Circus Place, Stockbridge is the sister restaurant of Centotre in George Street and The Scottish Cafe at the National Galleries. It’s bright and airy inside and is very child friendly.  There is a kiddies menu which will appeal to them, with fun activities to do on paper whilst waiting on the food. For […]

COMPETITION – Best decorations in Edinburgh?

It’s that time of year when trees, lights and gigantic inflatable snowmen are appearing all over the city. And we want YOU to help us find the Best(*) Christmas Decorations in Edinburgh! So please, be on the look-out for particularly eye-catching Christmas decorations around the city and email photos of them to us here at […]

REVIEW – Peter’s Yard, Quartermile


Peters Yard at the Quartermile (or Middle Meadow walk for old Edinburgers) is a wonderful Swedish bakery and coffee house.  There is an on site bakery, making the crisp breads, pastries and artisan bread for sale to eat in or take away. You can find out more about the history of Peters Yard here. I visited […]

REVIEW – Peter Pan at the Lyceum


Following on from our preview of Peter Pan last week, we are pleased to say we have now seen the production and thoroughly enjoyed it. Here follows a review by two of the younger members of the Edinburgh Spotlight family. By Lauryn, aged 10 and Nadine aged 8 (verbatim as they wrote it) Peter Pan […]

REVIEW – The Edinburgh Wheel, Princes Street Gardens

The Edinburgh Wheel is a must for residents and tourists over the festive period.  The cost of a ride is dependent on your height: if you’re 1.35m or over, the charge is £4, if you’re shorter than this it costs £2.50. There is a height chart for younger people to stand beside. (These prices rise […]

REVIEW – Christmas Helter Skelter

  As part of Edinburgh’s Christmas, you can take a ride down a Helter Skelter in East Princes Street Gardens.  I do find this ride a little expensive at £2 per person for one slide!  Even if you share a mat with your child (which you must do if they are under a certain size) you […]

REVIEW – Urban Outfitters, Princes Street

Urban Outfitters opened their new Edinburgh store today.  It’s located on the site of the old Zavvi/Virgin store at 124 Princes Street. The shop still smelt of wood and paint, but has been decorated beautifully to the style of Urban Outfitter stores throughout the world. As well as fabulous clothes and accessories for men and women, Urban […]

Guess where in Edinburgh? #4

Just for fun, here’s another ‘guess where in Edinburgh this photo was taken?’ quiz. Know where it is..? Tweet