REVIEW – Quick lunch at Clarinda’s Tea Room, Royal Mile


We’ve previously reviewed Clarinda’s Tea Room and it really is a great wee find on the Royal Mile without the extortionate prices that the High Street normally dictates.  Soups, toasties and baked potatoes are the order of the day and the turkey and cranberry toastie I had certainly hit the mark. The stars of the show […]

REVIEW – The Lot, Grassmarket


The Grassmarket has numerous choices for dinner, but I like to head to The Lot for a meal. It’s an arts venue and restaurant/bistro, with emphasis on ethical and fairtrade foods.   All the times I have eaten here, I’ve received friendly service and good food.  I love looking at the current exhibition on the walls […]

REVIEW – Lunch at 99 Hanover Street for 99p (+tuckshop)


   Unbelievably cheap lunch in the heart of Edinburgh city centre. Updated January 2011.  This offer is still available between 12 and 2pm Monday to Friday.  Update February 27th Even though the 99p selection still appears on the new menu, it appears that this offer is not available at the moment, so check with venue […]

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 […]

EVENT – North Berwick Highland Games on This Saturday – 8th August

Fancy something different this weekend ?  Then head down to the North Berwick Highland Games – official website is HERE Information on how to get there by car, train and bus is HERE.   I will be travelling there by train, it’s the easiest way considering how busy the roads may be.  They are every half hour […]

REVIEW – Dinner At Olive Branch Bistro, Bruntsfield


I had the delight of eating at the Olive Branch Bistro at Bruntsfield and the whole meal and service was extremely impressive.   We were shown to our table by a very polite waiter who catered to our every need throughout dinner.  We were there early on a Sunday evening, but the restaurant got far busier, […]