A Pate Party: Castle MacLellan

Castle McLellan pate

I was intrigued by Castle MacLellan’s suggestion of hosting a Pate Party, in order to sample their pate range in the company of friends. Always a fan of alliteration, I was quickly persuaded to give their pates a try. For our Pate Party, we got together on bonfire night (sorry…

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Wahaca firing up the Mexican in Edinburgh

Double dipping churros with salted caramel ice-cream

I’ve long been a fan of Thomasina Miers, Masterchef’s 2005 winner and newspaper columnist, who spent her younger years travelling around Mexico and falling in love with their cuisine, who following her success has opened up a chain of Mexican restaurants, Wahaca, with co-fouder Mark Selby, with their latest one…

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Voujon – A Bengali Feast

Voujons veritable feast - there's unfamiliar dishes on the menu - but be brave and try them

Perhaps it’s in my blood, with my mother having been born in India but I love Asian food. In fact now that Spice Girl is back at Stockbridge Market, hopefully on a regular basis, my freezer is stockpiled with her curry kits, which guarantees you a quick lunch or supper…

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Dinner and drinks at Foundry 39

Reuben burger Foundry 39

As soon as I arrived at Foundry 39, I felt at ease amongst the familiar on-trend fittings – wood, brick, steel, light bulb filaments – and the large menu of modern pub grub favourites, many of which caught my eye. The Black & Gold burger with black pudding, double cheese…

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Breakfast at Badger & Co

Beans on Toast

Badger & Co is a lovely spot. The decor is soft leather and exposed bulbs; tall windows let light gush in. It’s bright, cheerful and well-attended with young couples catching up or soothing sore heads when pal Gemma and I stop by on a Saturday morning. We settle in with…

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Chop House – On a New Block

Fiery BBQ Rib with 'slaw

There’s some exciting things happening at the Arches on Edinburgh’s East Market Street, near Waverley Station and the newest kid on the block is Chop House. This second Chop House bar & butchery* opened its doors on 11 August, following hot on the heels of their Leith one, which opened…

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