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.

Royal Mile Market at the Tron Kirk

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Since it ceased to be a church in 1952, the Tron Kirk has only been open to the public sporadically. It’s been an on-and-off tourist information centre and served as a live music venue during the Fringe and Hogmanay. But now it finally has its doors open to the public…

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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?

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Update 2016: This restaurant has now closed. 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…

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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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