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REVIEW – Sicilian Pastry Shop, Albert Street, Leith

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Sicilian Pastry Shop – the best in Edinburgh?  We think so. *This is an updated article from the orginal published in March 2009*     Cake heaven Continuing the theme of cake shops in Edinburgh, I regularly visit the Sicilian Pastry Shop in Albert Street, Leith.   It’s at the end of Albert Street near Leith Walk and is a family […]

REVIEW – Lickety Splits, Jeffrey Street

Lickety Splits is a firm favourite of Edinburgh Spotlight, despite it having only been open since the end of July. Walking into the shop takes me right back to my childhood when sweet shops were magical places. The shop is run by Jude Ross and her friend who worked together for 10 years in the fashion industry but decided to embark on this new business together.

REVIEW – Sweetarama

I was at a fair recently and came across Sweetarama at a stall.  They supply retro sweets from the 60, 70’s and 80’s.  Chelsea whopper anyone ? The ones available at the fair were in lovely presentation bags and I bought one for £2 that had some old favourites in it including a sherbert fountain, […]

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 – Cafe Truva, Leith

*****

Stopped off for a cuppa and cake at Cafe Truva on The Shore in Leith.  This review is only for a cup of tea and cake, but they do all kinds of food for lunch etc and I look forward to trying them out. It was 3pm or so when I was there, so not […]

REVIEW – Lunch at Tex Mex 2, Thistle Street

*****

Tex Mex 2 is situated in Thistle Street between Hanover and Frederick Street.  I have eaten here many times before and sampled some of their fabulous Margaritas and Mexican food.  No alcohol yesterday lunchtime for the three of us who were dining, we had to return to work after. They do a business lunch during the week and […]

REVIEW – The Kismot, St Leonards Street

*****

Friendly service and the hottest curry in the world The Kismot is a family run restaurant in St Leonards Street, opposite the police station.  It may seem out of the way, but it’s only a short walk from the Bridges and the Royal Mile etc. We had wanted to dine here for ages so that […]

REVIEW – Dinner At Olive Branch Bistro, Bruntsfield

*****

I had the delight of eating at the Olive Branch Bistro at Bruntsfield and the whole meal and service was extremely impressive.   We were shown to our table by a very polite waiter who catered to our every need throughout dinner.  We were there early on a Sunday evening, but the restaurant got far busier, […]