About Edinburgh Foody AmyB

I established my career in marketing by eating and drinking my way around Edinburgh, for both personal and professional reasons. I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of Edinburgh's dining options, achieved through an unrivalled dedication to consuming everything the city has to offer.

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AmyB

I established my career in marketing by eating and drinking my way around Edinburgh, for both personal and professional reasons. I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of Edinburgh's dining options, achieved through an unrivalled dedication to consuming everything the city has to offer.

A Re-education in Oats with Nairn’s

Nairn's Oatcakes

I used to think that oatcakes were a dry, dusty, bland, biscuit-esque disappointment. An oral punishment that sapped moisture from your tongue and left behind a claggy, crusty detritus. For a long time I did my best to avoid them. I only came into regular contact once I started working…

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Wings a Winner

Clockwise from bottom: Gene Parmesan, New World, Margarita, Buffalo

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Wings. Would I feel full enough? Would all the food not be a bit same-y? And where the heck is this place anyway? After years living a stone’s throw from the city centre I didn’t even know Fishmarket Close was a place, let…

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Just Burgers and Beers: Got Beefs?

Mac Attack: get stuck in

I’ll admit it. My favourite food in the whole world is the humble, everyday sandwich. I can’t get enough of ’em. And really, a burger is just a beefier take on the sandwich, isn’t it? So if there’s one thing I’m always happy to sample, it’s a burger. Lucky for…

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The right time for Tempus?

Fish and chips classic

Nice. Everything about Tempus and our experience there was nice. Service, food, drinks, setting. All nice. Which begs the question – is nice enough? Tempus is reached through the George Hotel bar, a grand room with high ceilings, loud with the chatter of patrons bouncing off all the hard, shiny…

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Aizle – Embracing the absent menu

Pork and Clams at Aizle http://www.sallyjubbphotography.com/

I’m not one to gush, butohmygodgotoAizlerightnow. Just stop. Drop whatever you’re doing  and book your dinner at Edinburgh’s new dining experience, Aizle. It’s a charming place, with a well thought-out concept, staffed by talented people who are creating and serving fantastically fresh, deliciously dynamic food. You won’t be sorry. (Unless, of course,…

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Chop Chop So So

Prawn crackers, pork and coriander dumplings, cucumber and noodle salad

Chop Chop in Leith has now closed. You can still eat at Chop Chop Haymarket Edinburgh Foody’s last visit to Chop Chop was in 2010, when they first opened their second outlet in Leith. Four years on, the restaurant still appears fresh and well kept. The glass roof allowed the…

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