Hawksmoor Burns Night Feast with Johnny Walker

Steak, ash-baked neeps and tatties, marrowbone Lorne sausage and, in the top right corner, A Red, Red Rose. Of which I had three.

Steak, ash-baked neeps and tatties, marrow bone Lorne sausage and, in the top right corner, A Red, Red Rose. Of which I had three.

Hawksmoor does a good steak; Johnny Walker does a good whisky*. I was excited to be invited to a Burns night feast that Hawksmoor Johnny Walker threw. I found a meat-eating friend, donned my only tartan garment and set out to enjoy the evening. And did I!

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The Gin Lounge

The Gin Lounge

The Gin Lounge

I was out and about at the weekend at the Gin Lounge’s first ever stand alone Festival at the Assembly Rooms. With the lovely company of the Social Bitches and Sharon from Bite Magazine, there really wasn’t a better way to spend a Saturday.

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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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Juniper’s new autumn /winter cocktail menu

Pickering's Gin at the launch of Juniper's autumn/winter cocktail menu

Pickering’s Gin at the launch of Juniper’s autumn/winter cocktail menu

EdinburghFoody was out and about on Thursday at Juniper Edinburgh, trying out the launch of their new autumn/winter cocktail menu, including the overall winning cocktail at last week’s Cocktails in the City, the Cockburn’s Walk, which Juniper won, in association with Pickering’s Gin.

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Borough opens in Leith adding to the vibrant food scene

L-R Head Chef Darren Murray and Restaurant Manager Archie Kyle (Photo credit: Stewart Attwood)

L-R Head Chef Darren Murray and Restaurant Manager Archie Kyle (Photo credit: Stewart Attwood)

Taking my car for a service and its annual MOT in Leith at the end of June, I noticed a new restaurant, Borough, in the space that was previously Norn and before that the Plumed Horse. It’s great that spaces don’t stand still long in Leith, an area fast becoming a foody destination that is worth seeking out. Sadly it wasn’t open but it wasn’t long before an invitation dropped into my inbox to come and see what it was all about.

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