Monthly Archives: January 2011

REVIEW – Illegal Jacks, Lothian Road


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Illegal Jacks continues its high standards with friendly service By Chiara Pannozzo ‘I love Illegal Jacks’, is the phrase I hear almost every time I mention this Lothian Road eatery. Yet despite a faithful following, Illegal Jacks is still striving to become better by ensuring that they cater to their customers every whim. Alongside the […]

INTERVIEW – Echo Arcadia

The high-ceilinged bedroom of a top-floor tenement flat probably isn’t where you’d expect to find one of Edinburgh’s most promising bands practicing. “We like to have one quiet practice here every week,” explains keyboard player Majied, sitting in the bay window of drummer Dan’s room, “and one loud one in a rehearsal room.” “The neighbours […]

REVIEW – Sky Bar at The Point Hotel, Edinburgh

Views to die for Updated 2012 – The Sky Bar is now open on the first Thursday of every month. More details and dates here. Thursday 24th February 2011 is the date you should mark in your diary to try out the exciting new Sky Bar at The Point Hotel, Edinburgh. From 6pm until midnight, […]

Reduced entry to Edinburgh Zoo until 8th April 2011

Reduced entry to Edinburgh Zoo Edinburgh Spotlight loves Edinburgh Zoo and visits many times throughout  the year.  We have previously reviewed the zoo in full from a child’s perspective, but it really is suitable for all ages. After the recent popular offer we told you about, there is another new offer to take advantage of. Tickets are available for £10 […]

REVIEW – Captain Taylor’s Coffee House, Southbridge

Coffee with a cause We’ve been using Captain Taylor’s Coffee House since it opened in August last year.  This wonderful haven provided us with numerous pick-me-up-drinks and snacks throughout the Fringe madness. Today sees Captain Taylor’s relaunch to make people more aware that it’s run by Streetwork – a charity that helps the homeless (and those […]

REVIEW – Cafe Milk, Morrison Street


  Milk offers an alternative choice for a healthy lunch in town. Cafe Milk might look a little stark through their window, but once you step inside you are warmly greeted by the owner and begin the struggle to choose something from the menu. I say struggle, as there isn’t a bad choice on their […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Secret Society, Friday 18th February 2011

Third meeting of the Edinburgh Secret Society, Friday 18th February 2011. An Evening of Death. The Edinburgh Secret Society is fast becoming the talk of the town. Run by Professor Richard Wiseman and Dr Peter Lamont the Secret Society had its inaugural event in December last year followed by two sold-out evenings last week (same subject). The […]

REVIEW – A View From The Bridge, Lyceum Theatre


The 1920s New York setting of Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge is specific: but its themes of love, respect and betrayal are universal. In this tight and claustrophobic production by John Dove, emotions boil and churn in a melting pot of tragedy and fateful inevitability, as one man’s view becomes increasingly clouded by […]