Brew Lab – Forging a New Coffee Culture

Co-founders, Dave Law and Tom Hyde, are pioneering change in Edinburgh’s coffee culture

Having worked as Head of Press at the Gilded Balloon back in 2011, a common complaint from my team, the majority of whom were Australians and many of the Antipodean performers was that you just couldn’t get a decent cup of coffee in Edinburgh. They did have a point. Six…

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Introducing The Bellavista Room at Contini George Street

The Bellavista Room at Contini, George Street

I’ve found a far superior drink to champagne; Franciacorta  a spakling wine from Lombardy. In fact, I’m going to make a pretty controversial statement – I don’t particularly like champagne. I’ve always joked with my friends that I’m cheap date and that drinking champagne is wasted on me and I’d…

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Gusto – Italian dining to suit all tastes

Gusto Restaurant - Edinburgh

We’re so lucky in Edinburgh to have such a choice of restaurants. However, whilst the EdinburghFoody team are constantly inundated with invites, I almost hate to admit I’d never previously eaten at Gusto, despite my 17 years living in the city. It wasn’t for any particular reason or the fact…

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Healthy Baking by Jordan Bourke – Citrus Curd of Lemon and Orange

Citrus Curd of Lemon and Orange

Jordan Bourke is an Irish chef and a fellow Observer Food Monthly Award Winner (2016) for his best-selling Our Korean Kitchen, which he wrote with his gorgeous wife, Rejina Pyo and which won Best New Cookbook, as well as the Fortnum & Mason Cookery Book Award 2016. In his new…

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Sodexo: A Taste of Corporate Hospitality

Spring lamb

I was delighted to be invited to discover the catering capabilities of the Sodexo team, as part of a corporate hospitality demonstration at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School. We enjoyed 7 courses, each prepared with a smile and finesse, and expertly matched with top quality wines. Last updated by…

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Ronaq – Room with a view or should that be curry with a view?

Room with a view

East Market Street, Edinburgh, has always been a bit of a desert in the past where food is concerned. Thankfully this is changing with the arrival of the New Waverley Arches last year, where you’ll find Chop House. Then Food and Flea Market on Sibbald Street opened, with its permanent food stalls…

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Twenty Princes Street – eating seafood at the grill

Perfectly dressed lobster (oh, you tease!).

Since I last visited Twenty Princes Street and Juniper, they’ve had a complete make-over. The restaurant is now an elegant open space with literary themed art on the wall. The only thing that’s the same is the great view of Edinburgh. When Amy and I visited last week, we were…

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Rhubarb Restaurant, Edinburgh – Opulent destination dining

Rhubarb at Prestonfield

The last time I visited Rhubarb at Prestonfield was 2011. The occasion was a celebratory lunch for my new job and my dining partner was a very pregnant friend, JN, who was 10 days from her due date. Last updated by Kerry Teakle at April 21, 2017.

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