George Street

FEATURE – The Assembly Rooms, George Street

Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is back Following a £9.3 million restoration, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh opened its doors for the first time in 18 months, to reveal the results of a magnificent refurbishment. With over 500,000 sparkling crystals, historically accurate gilding and half a tonne of exclusive Zoffany damask curtain fabric used in the project, the Assembly […]

REVIEW – Christmas meal at Gusto, George Street


By Sophia Brennert Gusto Christmas menu hits the mark Is it just me, or is the early onset of one very uppity winter attempting to ruin an otherwise smooth ride towards the proverbial partridge in a pear tree? The relentless snow has been wreaking havoc with my festive cheer, and I’m fed up. So fed […]

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 […]

NEWS – Alexander Graham Bell pub, George Street

The Alexander Graham Bell, opening Friday 4th June 2010 Another Wetherspoon pub is opening in George Street tomorrow – The Alexander Graham Bell.  Situated at the West End of the street, sees this fair-priced pub sell all the usual Wetherspoon food and drink including the very popular steak and curry clubs. It is situated in very handy […]

EVENT – Body & Soul Fair, 24-25th April, Assembly Rooms

Body & Soul Fair – this weekend.   This weekend sees the return of the Body and Soul Fair to the George Street Assembly Rooms.  Taking place over 2 days between 11am and 5.30pm, you will be able to learn about complementary therapies, health products and meet psychics and tarot readers.  There will also be the chance […]

REVIEW – Waterstone’s Booksellers, George Street

Waterstone’s in George Street is one of my favourite bookstores in Edinburgh.  I like the layout and have always found the people who work here really friendly. It is staffed by a number of genuine book lovers who have an excellent knowledge of both fiction and non-fiction and an enthusiasm to rival that of any independent bookseller. […]

REVIEW – Dinner at Tempus, George Hotel


Edinburgh’s George Hotel is one of the original jewels in George Street’s by-now packed string of bars, restaurants and boutique hotels. Now facing competition from the likes of The Dome, Le Monde, Tiger Lilly and the rest, it completely overhauled and redecorated its bar & restaurant in 2006, bringing it more up to date and […]

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 – 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 […]