Food & drink

Cocktails and Indian street food at Dhoom, Dunfermline’s new Indian restaurant

Dhoom, the new ‘streetery’ serving cocktails and Indian food opens in Dunfermline on Wednesday 17 October 2018. Launched by D. Prasad, who also opened an Indian restaurant called Handi in Glenrothes just over a year ago, the Dunfermline restaurant is initially serving a taster menu before launching the full a la carte menu in several weeks.  Research for the menu was undertaken by the owner after spending time travelling around

Competition Time: Win a meal at Ziggys, St Andrews

WIN A MEAL AT ZIGGYS – A ST ANDREWS LEGEND! Win a meal for 4 to the value of £100 with Avocado Sweet as Ziggys, one of St Andrews longest established independent restaurants, celebrates its 35th Birthday! Situated in Murray Place, Ziggys is a Rock themed diner (with more than a nod to Ziggy Stardust himself, David Bowie) which is home to gourmet burgers, ribs, wings and nachos – plus

Pop up Gin Bar, Old Town Barber Club: Launch of ’20 by Maygate Gin’

Twenty years on from opening Hope, their hair salon in Dunfermline’s Maygate, owners Brian and Debbie Jobson have created their very own gin, called ’20 by Maygate Gin’.  This weekend the couple are hosting a speak-easy pop up gin event in their second salon, the stylish Old Town Barber Club. Brian said:’The original batch of 120 bottles sold out in only four hours so we have obtained an occasional license

Dunfermline’s Food and Craft Weekend, 5 & 6 May

Know your Columbian from your Costa Rican? Coffee …that is. Cafe Wynd, along with Unorthodox Roasters, will be giving you the low down at their coffee tasting at 5pm this Saturday 5 May, as part of Dunfermline Food & Craft Weekend. Prefer bubbles to Bolivian? Head for the prosecco van in the Kingsgate by local company, Dapper Drinks. For the craft part of the Food & Craft Weekend –  art

Cafe Wynd Opens in Dunfermline

Stewart, 34 and Lynva Forrest, 33, have just opened a new cafe in Dunfermline called Cafe Wynd. After years spent studying a degree in film, and roles in location management, for productions such as Outlander, Stewart is returning to a former life in the cafe and restaurant business. Previous stints in the catering business included cooking for the boutique hotel restaurant, No 11 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, and for Harvey Nichols

Win a meal for four at Basil, new Indian restaurant, Dunfermline

Basil, a new Indian restaurant, which recently opened in Dunfermline‘s Carnegie Drive is offering Avocado Sweet readers a meal for 4, up to the value of £100, as a competition prize. No restaurant opening would be complete without Sammy the Tammy, pictured above, with owner, Ram and DAFC captain, Callum Morris. Basil, is owned and run by Parsuram Sigdel, or Ram, who readers may remember from Ashiqs, an Indian restaurant in Bridge

Smashburger Dunfermline Opens

Smashburger opened its doors in Dunfermline in early December 2017 – it’s the company’s second branch in Scotland – following closely on their first Scottish outpost in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow. The chain may be new to Scotland’s burger scene but the company has seen a rapid expansion in the United States since the first restaurant opened in 2007 in Denver, Colorado. Indeed, the fashionable industrial interior tells us that it’s

Chilled afternoon tea and Christmas shopping at National Galleries of Scotland

It’s worth remembering that there’s an oasis of tranquility on Princes Street in Edinburgh. Hard to believe in the run up to Christmas but the National Galleries of Scotland is a calm retreat from the demented streets of the city centre.  Forget the bunfight in the retail hell elsewhere; instead enjoy Christmas shopping in both of the National Galleries’ stores. There’s the shop near the Princes Street entrance which has

Aelder, a new Scottish liqueur made from elderberries

Two inventive Scottish guys have avoided the crowded gin market and turned their attention to neglected Scottish liqueurs. Rupert Waites and Tom Chisholm have created Aelder – a rich liqueur made from wild elderberries, a range of botanicals and whisky. Instead of passing the port after dinner, diners can pass this lighter Scottish alternative. Still complex in flavour,  the subtle addition of whisky counterbalances the sweetness of the elderberries, and,

Manna House Bakery opened in South Queensferry

The excellent Manna House Bakery has opened a second branch in South Queensferry – although baking for two cafes means even less sleep for the owner and baker, Drew Massey. The pastry may be flaky but bakers are anything but – daily 3am rises are not for the faint-hearted, and, in Massey’s case, he’s baking for his original Edinburgh Easter Road branch as well as the new shop.  One consolation