REVIEW – Sicilian Pastry Shop, Albert Street, Leith


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 […]

EVENT – Edinburgh Foodies Festival, 3-5th December 2010, Assembly Rooms

  Foodies Christmas Festival, Fri 3, Sat 4 & Sun 5 December 2010.  George Street Assembly Rooms. We love anything to do with food at Edinburgh Spotlight and one of our favourite events on the calendar is the pre-Christmas Foodies Festival.  Tickets are available now and are valid for all three days.  Friday 3rd: 12noon […]

REVIEW – Howies, Victoria Street


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Howie’s pride themselves as being ‘fine food without the faff ‘ and I couldn’t agree more. My meal was delicious and service outstanding.

EVENT – Free Puppet Shows This Weekend @ Museum of Edinburgh

This info is taken right off the council website HERE Name: Museum of Edinburgh Address: Huntly House, 142 Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH8 8DD Tel: Museum: 0131 529 4143 Tel: Media: 0131 529 2427 E-mail: museumsandgalleries Free Puppet Show More free fun for all the family! Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September 2009 Come along […]

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 […]