Prezzo has a remarkable location out in Newhaven habour. You can sit outside...
The Ghostbusters turned 30 this week. I mean that classic 1980s film from Ivan Retiman and Slimer the ghost. To mark the occasion we turned up at the Counting Host, just above The Pear Tree, on West Nicholson Street for a stand-up routine from Des O’Gorman. O’Gorman looks like Dr. Egon Spengler. Not the blonde [...]
This is a story of good customer care but ultimately a feeling of frustration and disappointment. Inspired by musicMagpie’s TV ads that said they’d buy second hand clothes from you that ran when I was busy purging my small flat of old DVDs and CDs I added clothes to the list. After all; I had [...]
The animation was made by Heehaw Digital for Lothian Buses to celebrate 143 years of life. 1871 sees the trams arrive in Edinburgh; that’s before Waverly Station. Broughton Street had Edinburgh’s first ever traffic lights.
Nanyang is tucked away on the fringe of the city centre – just off the Middle Meadow Walk, between the Meadows and Lauriston Place. The official address is Lister Square but the street you enter from is Simpson Loan. I had never heard of Nanyang until invited there for dinner by the family. The website [...]
This review is quite a challenge. While I really do enjoy the food at the Britannia Spice I’m rarely in a rush to go back. So why is that? The food really is good. We’re talking a range of Indian dishes that feel authentic, are well made and presented. My strong suspicion is that the [...]
You may well have seen plenty of banking adverts already this year. There’s been some about getting back to basics, some about rebuilding trust and others that just focus on the money. Here’s an ad from RBS that tries to do something else; it’s about being useful in this mobile world. The ad is called [...]
The Vintage can be found on the corner of Henderson Street in Leith. Sensibly, it has avoided tearing out the superb interior that Café Fish installed. The insides are lovely and enhanced further with an injection of energy and finance from Vintage’s owners. The outsides, however, will have the usual Henderson Street battle insofar as [...]
The Lioness of Leith is a new pub on Duke Street, just off the foot of the walk. It opens across from Tesco and after a big refit of a long abandoned pub. I never visited the old pub, too scared to venture inside after watching the police needing to pile on in, shields up, [...]
I use Just Eat a lot. I get home from late, the kitchen is empty, I don’t have a car and it’s raining outside. The ability to pick a nearby takeaway over a huge range of styles and order something for my partner and I is high. It may even be more cost effective for me than buying a big pack of something from the supermarket that then goes off before I can finish it.
Have you seen the giant shopping bag in Bristo Square? It’s part of a campaign to get Edinburgh excited for Christmas by Rakuten Play. Rakuten is a big Japanese shopping site that bought Play.com a while back. Play’s now called Rakuten Play.com and the address on the bag is www.rakuten.co.uk. It’s a marketing campaign from [...]