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 – Mosque Kitchen, Nicolson Square


The Mosque Kitchen is a genuine Edinburgh institution, beloved for serving quick, cheap and tasty meals to those in the know. The disposable plates, plastic cutlery, and communal outdoor tables were all part of the experience. As word spread that the Mosque Kitchen was moving indoors, there were rumblings of concern not only that prices […]

REVIEW – Christmas Meal at the Spice Pavilion


Haggis and turkey feature on this Indian Christmas menu. Perhaps having Christmas dinner at an Indian restaurant isn’t to everyone’s taste, but let me assure you, it’s well worth having at The Spice Pavilion in the New Town. We do love the restaurant and have reviewed it before for a table of two and a group meal but […]

REVIEW – Group meal at Spice Pavilion, Dundas Street

Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

We reviewed the Spice Pavilion Indian restaurant last month and was so blown away with the quality of food and service, that we immediately booked in a group meal for last Friday evening. We contacted the friendly owner, who helped devise a suitable menu for our party of 14  and negotiated a very reasonable individual price.  […]

REVIEW – The Spice Pavilion, Dundas Street


Many new Indian restaurants have opened in Edinburgh recently and I walked past The Spice Pavilion several times as it was preparing to open.  Positioned in a basement property on Dundas Street, near to Abercromby Place – the restaurant offers  ‘refined yet creative North West Indian Frontier Style cuisine’.  I was intrigued by the food description on their website […]

REVIEW – Buffet lunch at Red Fort, Drummond Street


I have enjoyed a few lunches at the Red Fort in Drummond Street thanks to their excellent buffet offer.  Always busy with students who pay £6 and families that pay under £7 for an adult and £3.50 for children.  This includes a welcome drink and an ice cream with tea or coffee to finish off […]

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 […]

REVIEW – Dinner At Mezbaan, Tollcross


Tonight I had the delight of eating at Mezbaan South Indian Restaurant in Brougham Street, Tollcross. Their website is HERE and you can also find them on Facebook, twitter and  trip advisor reviews of the restaurant are HERE (currently #9 in Edinburgh !) I had wanted to try this place for ages and found that an author […]

REVIEW – Dinner At The Pataka (Indian/Bengali)


Another lovely dinner in the Pataka at Causewayside.  They specialise in Indian and Bengali food. I have eaten here more than a few times and have yet to find another Indian / Bengali which has such delicious dishes in such nice surroundings.  They have table and booth style seating amongst Charles Rennie Mackintosh inspired decor. […]