REVIEW – Brekky Roll At Now Rest, Bonnington Road


Sometimes you just can’t beat a brekky roll at a greasy spoon cafe and my preferred one is ‘Now Rest’ at Bonnington Road (Leith End). Ironically it’s next door to Martin Wishart’s cooking school. Now Rest is full of characters, Leith locals, workies and people like me who just want a decent cup of tea […]

REVIEW – Quick Lunch at Pizza Express


I like the food at Pizza Express in Edinburgh and there are branches all over town.  My personal favourite is the Stockbridge branch which is by the Water Of Leith and is the old TSB bank (for those that remember !)   The service quality changes every time I visit, but today I was impressed with […]

REVIEW – Another Lunch At Lauriston Farm


I first reviewed a trip to the Lauriston Farm Toby Carvery a few months back – HERE  I said that I would never go back with children, which I have not done, but for £5 during the day, you can’t get a better meal for a couple of adults. I’ll let the pictures speak for […]

REVIEW – Life of Si @ GRV / Five Pound Fringe


Life of Si is part of the very popular Five Pound Fringe  5.40pm at the GRV venue. Sy and Simon were witty, hair conscious men.  The show is based around the set up of their shared flat in London.  They let the audience into their lives a little, by showing  dvd collections, games they play and […]

REVIEW – At Home With Holly


At Home with Holly is one of the more unusual shows I have seen in the Fringe over the years.   Holly Burn, who is an exceptional comedy actress invites you into her home  for the festival.  You can buy tickets in advance from the Fringe office,  the Five Pound Fringe / GRV box office, or you […]

REVIEW – Lunch At The Foot Of The Walk, Leith

Today I had an express lunch at The Foot of the Walk in Constitution Street, Leith.   It’s part of the Wetherspoon’s chain and has been really popular in Leith since it opened in 2001.   Nipped there for a quick lunch today on my friends’ lunch hour, sometimes you just need any kind of grub ! […]

REVIEW – Another Burger at GBK


I first reviewed Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) in March and you can find all the details HERE I returned for dinner with 3 of my friends on Sunday, again taking advantage of their 2for1 offers you can find on their website. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, all menus and other info can be […]

NEWS – Fringe 2009 Recommendations (tix on sale tomorrow)

The majority of the Fringe tickets go on sale tomorrow via the High Street office or online via However,  some are on sale NOW so perfect to grab the preview prices and the 2 for 1’s on the 9th and 10th. Venues with tickets on sale now Underbelly Assembly Edinburgh So if the shows […]

REVIEW – Lunch at Candy Bar, George Street


Yesterday I had lunch at the Candy Bar in George Street. All the main meals are under £5 just now which seems a great offer and no vouchers are needed.  My lunch partner and I both ordered the beef teriyaki ciabatta with onions, fries and honey & mustard mayo (£4.95) The meat was seasoned and cooked […]

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 […]