Edinburgh

Tasty tacos at La Bodega, Leith Walk, Edinburgh

After eating their way around the world the guys who opened La Bodega on Leith Walk, Edinburgh applied what they learned in New York, Sydney, and even London, to their street-style soft flour tacos. This diminutive restaurant may at first glance appear to be Mexican but the fillings are inspired by food from pretty much everywhere including Japan and Korea. The portions in this taqueria are delicious but small –

Dishoom & The Refinery, two new restaurants, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Dishoom and The Refinery open in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh Until 11pm on Sunday 4 December Dishoom, the brand new Edinburgh branch of a London indian restaurant,  is offering a 50% discount on food and drink as part of their soft opening while they fine-tune service and systems. During this week they’re not taking bookings so it’s a question of turning up and hoping there’s a table. The other new

Royal Highland Show – new gin bar with gin tastings

One of the new bars at this year’s Royal Highland Show is The Botanical Garden run by Edinburgh catering company Hickory. There will be talks and tastings by mixologists, 13 Scottish gins for sale such as Isle of Harris, Rock Rose, Arbikie and Pickering’s and a range of gin-based cocktails.  The Show is open until 8pm today, Saturday 25 June and 6pm tomorrow, Sunday 26 June.

11 Brunswick Street; boutique hotel & restaurant in the centre of Edinburgh

No11 Brunswick Street was opened in 2012 following a £900,000 refurbishment to the grand town house by husband and wife team Hamish and Susan Grant. The boutique hotel and restaurant is in the centre of Edinburgh, close to The Playhouse and down a quiet street just off London Road. Originally built in 1822, the Georgian Town House was designed by the famous architect William Playfair. In the 1930s the building

New look interior for Purslane, Stockbridge

Paul Gunning, chef and owner of Purslane in St Stephen Street, Edinburgh has just completed a redesign of his Stockbridge restaurant. After four years of building up the clientele and a reputation for the food Paul decided the interior of the small intimate space needed a refresh. Together with Rebecca McClement, an interior design graduate from Heriot Watt University they created a cleaner look with the help of local joinery

Howies Restaurants, Edinburgh celebrate 25 years

An Edinburgh stalwart Howies restaurant celebrates 25 years since the first one opened in 1990. Named after its founder David Howie Scott, who deliberately eschewed fine dining to create an informal bistro, the restaurant has been sold and bought back by the owner in the intervening years. During that time it has been a consistently popular venue for groups and office nights out which is probably down to a number

Striking photos of 60s & 70s Scotland

Between 1968 and 1971 Nick Hedges photographed some of the dire housing conditions in Glasgow and Edinburgh for the charity, Shelter. Nearly 50 years later he has agreed that the photos can be used in an exhibition in St Andrews Square, Edinburgh.  Until now usage had been restricted to protect the families featured. Nick remembered how one woman told him that just a few days before, she had been in bed

Pretty vintage glassware at the Antiques & Collectors Fair, Edinburgh

Vintage tea and coffee sets always look beautiful but they sit neglected in cupboards for years on end taking up space because the cups are too small for modern builders tea. Vintage glassware on the other hand gets used all too frequently. At the Edinburgh Antiques & Collectors Fair, the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston there’s a great selections of glassware that is often no more expensive than a box of

A modern take on men’s cashmere

Edinburgh company, A Tailor Retailored, has launched a range of modern limited edition cashmere for men. From August until Christmas you’ll be able to check out the cashmere for yourself at their pop up shop at number 6, The Grassmarket. The duo behind the brand are John MacEwan, a former marketing consultant to large retail brands, and Richard Olive who has worked on knitwear design for labels such as Michael Kors,