I’ve been to Calistoga a few times and I don’t seem to learn my lesson. Each time my expectations are low and each time they blow me away. It’s about time I readjusted my expectations and wrote down the facts in a review; Calistoga is a great restaurant. It’s the location of Calistoga that might [...]
Rocksalt on Constitution Street has become my go to place for a breakfast treat. Breakfast is a hard fought battle down in the Shore end of Leith, so why has Rocksalt done so well to win my custom? Quality and service – yup, those two stalwarts. The staff at Rocksalt are friendly and efficient. That [...]
The Galley Leith is a brand new bar bistro on the corner of Elbe Street and Salamander Street. It replaces the old Dockers bar which has been out of action and in a state of disarray for a long while. I live in the block and welcome the arrival. An abandoned ex-pub is not just [...]
Potential customers walked in, looked at the menu in horror and then fled while we sat and enjoyed the tea at Pekoe Tea. The pair – let’s use the phrase “Morningside Ladies” to describe them – probably fled for the very reason this blogger and partner had made the trek from Leith to visit Pekoe [...]
Reviewing Bonsai almost feels like giving a way a secret. It’s that good. Bonsai is a small and quirky Japanese restaurant tucked away between the Pleasance area and Newington. What would you call that area? The south side? It’s easy to walk through West Richmond Street without noticing Bonsai even though it has tables and [...]
The summer 2012 Edinburgh Foodies Festival Inverleith Park. We went on the Friday, the sun was shining, the sky was clear and the crowds happily milled around the food stuffed tents.
This gallery has just a few images of the day. Enjoy!
The Ship on the Shore is a very popular seafood restaurant in The Shore, down at the bottom of Leith. It’s a “seafood and champagne bar” by its own description and the menu boasts seafood platter and champagne combinations that race into the hundreds of pounds. Whereas The Ship on the Shore clearly isn’t a [...]
The Marshmallow Lady is a brand new café on Rodney Street. It, as you might expect, is a place to go for marshmallows. This is the first store for Burgh Bakes, home-made gourmet marshmallows, native to Edinburgh and available at places like Earthy Foods (Ratcliffe Terrace), Lickety Splits (Jeffrey Street), Hula Juice Bar (West Bow) [...]
Tapa is tucked away, 19 Shore Place, just around the corner from the Shore. It is worth finding though – especially if you’re a fan of Spanish food. The restaurant is large; with two distinct sections. I once had a pleasant dinner almost unaware there was a large group of diners in the second section [...]
We arrived at the Bella Italia discussing that this would be an interesting time to visit. The place is brand new, just opened, and restaurants like Bella are at their worst when they’re brand new, staff are inexperienced and the system is still finding its feet. We left Bella Italia safe in the knowledge that [...]