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 […]

REVIEW – The Cinnamon Stick, Howe Street

This business is now closed. The Cinnamon Stick in Howe Street is a delightful card and gift shop.  Last weekend, I spent the day shopping in Stockbridge (full review to come) but continued towards town and to Howe Street and came across this shop. It’s the kind of place that you would like someone to […]

REVIEW – Shop, ‘Run And Become’

Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

Run and Become at 66 Dalry Road near Haymarket Station has been the only place I have purchased trainers from over the last 12 or so years.  The knowledge and helpfulness of their staff is second to none and they endeavour to find you the right pair of shoes for your use whether it is road […]

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 – Billy Connolly At The Usher Hall, Edinburgh


Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the Usher Hall to see the Big Yin himself, Mr Billy Connolly.  I used to listen to the records of his shows growing up and I have always been determined to see him live. It was also the first time I had been to the Usher Hall since […]

REVIEW – Kebab Mahal


In my opinion, the Kebab Mahal is the best place for halal traditional tandoori and curry dishes.   They also run a thriving kebab and pizza takeaway into the early hours. I’ve been eating there since the 90s – an example menu is here You can get take away food, but you can also sit in the restaurant.  […]

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 […]