REVIEW – Divino Enoteca: The Italian Wine Bar

Restaurateur Tony Crolla would have been excused for sitting back and enjoying the ubiquitous appreciation for his Vittoria restaurants that the Edinburgh dining community deservedly lavishes upon him and his team. Not content to do this however, the chain has expanded to the popular La Favorita pizza restaurant in Leith and the modern A Taste […]

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 […]

Edinburgh Love’s 2009 Guide To Edinburgh Fringe, Reviews and Recommendations

I Love Edinburgh’s guide to all things festival for summer 2009 !!   All the websites that you will need and they all open in a new window. The Fringe      International Festival        Five Pound Fringe        Assembly Festival  The Pleasance (comedy)    The Edge Festival (music)    Jazz Festival Book Festival      Underbelly        Fringe By The Sea (North […]

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, […]

REVIEW – The Living Room For Lunch


The Living Room is George Street is part of a national chain, but the venue in Edinburgh is beautiful.  They have a large dining room through the back past the bar, live music in the evenings (weekends) and a selection of tables and curved booths to sit at. I used my List Card here, but I have […]