FEATURE – Edinburgh Community Cafes map

New Edinburgh Community Cafes map launched Edinburgh Community Cafes are excited to present the second edition guide to tasty food with a social conscience around the city. Money raised in each of the cafes supports the local projects, training programmes, charities and community centres all doing good work in your neighbourhood. From providing employability and […]


Mark Greenaway – Eat what you want, pay what you want – January 2012

While most of the capital’s fine dining restaurants take a holiday this January, the most stylish of the all, Restaurant Mark Greenaway is attracting new customers will a bold new pricing policy. For one month only, the award winning restaurant at No.12 Picardy Place will allow diners to decide themselves what they would like to […]

NEWS – Wagamama opens in Edinburgh

Fans of Wagamama that live in Edinburgh can finally get excited as they open a branch in the city on Wednesday 2nd November 2011. Taking up residency in the former Bank of Scotland on Castle Terrace/Lothian Road, the new 130 seater eatery is sure to be a hit with residents and visitors alike. Ahead of […]

FEATURE – Where to eat in Edinburgh, Fringe 2011

We do love dining out at Edinburgh Spotlight and have a whole section dedicated to eating out. Edinburgh is well served by a host of fine places to eat, drink and relax.  With more pubs and bars per square mile than anywhere else in Europe, it enjoys a varied and exciting nightlife, whilst those who enjoy all […]

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 […]

Valentine’s Day 2011 – Suggestions for Edinburgh

Valentine’s Day is coming up we thought we would publish a few suggestions on the places that are doing themed meals and some without the romantic touches.  We have not tried the individual valentine’s menus out unfortunately, but know that the places we suggest do good quality food as we have eaten there previously.  In no order […]

INFO – Christmas meals in Edinburgh 2010

We love dining out at Edinburgh Spotlight and have selected some of our favourite restaurants around town for a Christmas meal.  This list is by no means exhaustive, just a wide selection of suggestions, all of which we have eaten at in the past.   The dates on which Christmas meals are served from differ with some available […]

REVIEW – Prezzo, Newhaven


Newhaven branch review Prezzo is a national chain of Italian restaurants and the Edinburgh branch is situated down at Newhaven harbour.  For warmer days, there is seating outside, but the twice I visited, the weather dictated I should sit  inside the stylish restaurant.   My friend and I took advantage of one of the many offers that […]

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 – 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 […]