The Espy is a gastro pub that looks out over Portobello promenade. On good days you can eat or drink outside. On these days, when the sun shines and Portobello beach is popular, the Espy is very busy. It’s easy to imagine how a sunny day would make a beach facing pub busy and the [...]
It seems like a lifetime ago that the Holyrood Tavern stood on the corner of Holyrood 9A and The Pleasance. The pub was home for goths, punks rockers and the Linux user group of Edinburgh but was shuttered due to rising rent and competition. While the pub was closed it felt like an impossible act [...]
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) [...]