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 – 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 – 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 […]

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 – L'Alba D'oro Chip Shop, Henderson Row


Perfect for when walking home after a festival show, or any time of the year for that matter is a ‘chippy’ from the famous L’Alba D’oro chip shop on Henderson Row (a  short walk down Hanover Street).   It’s also been awarded 4 stars by the Scottish tourist board !!! I am stuck in my ways […]

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 – Another Burger at GBK


I first reviewed Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) in March and you can find all the details HERE I returned for dinner with 3 of my friends on Sunday, again taking advantage of their 2for1 offers you can find on their website. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, all menus and other info can be […]

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. […]

REVIEW – Well Hung and Tender, Castle Street


Another beautiful sunny day in Edinburgh as we head into the weekend. Thought I would treat myself a takeaway lunch from Well Hung and Tender in Castle Street (near Queen Street end). It’s a little more expensive (and better) than Greggs but not as expensive as eating out for lunch.  Their website is  HERE. The […]

REVIEW – Quick Bite to Eat at Catherine Di Placido

Catherine Di Placido is on Queen Street at the bottom of Frederick Street and does a good selection of take out food.  I popped in there for a quick lunch, picking up a chicken mayo roll – £1.65, carrot cake £1.10 and a pot of tea £1.25.   There didn’t seem to be any extra charge for […]