The Lookout, Calton Hill – Dining with a view

The Lookout by Gardener's Cottage - spectacular dining with a view

The Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage – spectacular dining with a view

I was lucky to get sight of one of Edinburgh’s most anticipated restaurant openings last night, the Lookout by Gardener’s Cottage.  The first ever restaurant on Calton Hill, with breath-taking views across the Firth of Forth and the city skyline, it opened on Saturday and its spectacular; although my pictures won’t do the views justice, with too much reflection of people in the glass windows.

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Roof Top Picnic at The Glasshouse

The rooftop picnic hamper at The Glasshouse

Who knew there was a two acre garden on top of the Omni Centre? I’d walked past the amazing old stone church facade of The Glasshouse so many times over the years, and always admired the way its appearance blended both old and new Edinburgh. But I’d never crossed the…

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Brunch and Supper: What It Says On The Tin

Salmon with ginger pancakes

Previously open only for brunch, the declaratively named establishment has now extended its offering – and opening hours – to include a supper menu. (Surprise!) The concept revolves around sharing plates, which fall into different categories by size or course; Lights (£5), Bowls (£7), Plates (£9) Sides (£3), Sweet (£4).

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