Edinburgh Book Festival – Afternoon Tea with . . .

Afternoon tea and a slice of cake at the Edinburgh International Book Festival events

The Edinburgh Fringe may have been going for over a week now but The Edinburgh Book Festival (12 – 28 August) actually only starts tomorrow. Why not tingle your taste buds with their afternoon tea events taking place in the Spiegeltent? Last updated by Kerry Teakle at August 17, 2017.

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The Tayberry at Kinnettle’s Hotel – luxury close to St Andrew’s old course

Sea bass with crispy langoustine and richly savoury couscous.

We don’t often do travel posts, what with being Edinburgh-focused. Sometimes, though, we get offers that are too good to turn down. Last week I started my holiday by going to St Andrews for a night at Kinnettles Hotel, and having dinner at The Tayberry restaurant. It was a great…

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Toasted Radish Supper Club

Basil panna cotta, strawberries and white chocolate

There’s always a first for everything and at the end of July, I got to experience my first ever supper club with Toasted Radish in the company of fellow bloggers, the lovely Social Bitches, Derek and Isaac. Joining us was Linda Catalano, an Australian producer, responsible for the likes of…

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Cater at Old Town Chambers: A Gourmet Getaway

Canapes by Cater

At the start of July, The Old Town Chambers established a partnership with Scotland’s leading private caterer, Barry Bryson. The Chambers now offer their guests the luxury of an exclusive chef, with Bryson providing cocktail parties or cookery masterclasses from the comfort of your own room. Or, as we discovered,…

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Edinburgh Festivals – 70 things to fuel your soul and stomach during August

70 Food Things To Fuel the Soul and Your Stomach during the Fringe

So, it’s nearly August and in Edinburgh that means one thing – festival time. It’s already kicking off in George Square Gardens with Assembly Food Festival and next week, the Fringe and International Festival starts in earnest. And then there’s also the Book Festival that starts later this month. It…

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Afternoon tea at the Scottish Cafe at the Scottish National Gallery – Making an exhibition of myself

The perfect scone with Chantilly cream

Don’t worry, I haven’t been misbehaving but as EdinburghFoody’s culture vulture,  I love nothing better that soaking up some culture in our city, followed by a spot of afternoon tea so what better excuse than to accept an invitation to the Scottish Cafe at the Scottish National Galleries, preceded by…

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Copper Blossom – cocktails and food off George Street

Asparagus and pea cob salad. Fresh and summery.

George Street is a busy place, especially this time of year: tourists and shoppers walking, eating and drinking day and night. Copper Blossom has been in its basement location at the corner or George Street and North Castle Street for a couple of years and has carved out a space…

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Cucina: contemporary Italian cuisine in the heart of Edinburgh

Linguine with langoustines & clams

I have often popped into the G&V for a drink during the festival en route to see a show in George Square, but for some reason I have never made it to the hotel’s restaurant offering – Cucina. This all changed last week when my husband and I had a…

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Food – Alistair Williams brings a new comedy show to Edinburgh


Every year I scour the Fringe Festival catalogue for food-related shows. In the last few years, gin tastings and similar events have become shows, giving foodies like me a way to do the festival by eating or drinking. This year, there’s food-themed comedy. I spoke to Alistair William’s about his…

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The Pantry opens a new café in Colinton & serves up the perfect toastie

Seafood Salad

I’ve had many a Friday morning meeting with clients at The Pantry in Stockbridge and have longingly looked on at other tables enjoying their breakfast, whilst I sipped my coffee feeling slightly tortured by all the wonderful smells wafting under my nose. But for some reason I never made it…

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