Eating out

Antioch: new Turkish restaurant for Dunfermline

If you’ve had to shorten the sleeves on a jacket or put braid on a blazer and you live near Dunfermline, then chances are you’ll recognise Nihat Oymak, the owner of the new Turkish restaurant. For the past 10 years he has been running the tailors, Ace Alterations – currently based in Eastport.  Swapping bobbins for Turkish beer and wine, Nihat is also keen to ensure the food cooked on

COMPETITION: Win a meal for four at Ciao Italia, Dunfermline!

Ciao Italia, Dunfermline’s Italian Restaurant ‘Per I  Buongustai’ (for the gourmet) has launched a new Thursday night steak night, and a new set lunch menu. We have two tables of four to give away to Avocado Sweet readers, one for the steak night and one for the set lunch menu, served Monday to Friday and offering dishes such as risotto, sea bass and tagliatelle with salmon. The steak night is

Ciao Italia Wine and Pasta Party, Dunfermline

  Dunfermline Italian restaurant Ciao Italia is celebrating Italy’s pasta heritage throughout March, with the launch of its ‘pasta festa’ or ‘pasta party’. The first pasta party is tonight (Friday 3 March) between 5 and 6.30pm. There will be a choice of eight different pasta dishes, of which diners will choose four to enjoy. Each dish will be introduced to them by Ciao Italia’s Sommelier Michele Cassano, whom together with

The Ship Inn, Elie Fife

The Ship Inn, Elie, Fife Graham and Rachel Bucknell, owners of the Fife pub, The Ship Inn in Elie have been busy since they bought the business back in 2015. They renovated six bedrooms and refurbished the pub. Replacing the traditional bar with a more modern look may have had detractors amongst the regulars but hopefully they have been won over by a standard of food that boasts some of

A Scottish/Portuguese alliance at Garvock House Hotel Dunfermline

There are many occasions when the latest hipster bar or restaurant is not what you need.  The special celebrations that punctuate people’s lives, such as engagements, christenings or anniversaries, or even just a family get together -when grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and children are invited  – would be an acoustic disaster in the hard surfaces of industrial chic. Carpet, curtains and comfort are what’s required. Not to mention space, upholstered

Acoustic music & local Brew Shed beer, The Ship Inn, Limekilns

Acoustic Music at The Ship Inn, Limekilns, Fife this Sunday January blues? Here’s something to cheer you up. There will be acoustic music from 3pm, local Brew Shed Beer and food served from 12 noon until 7.30pm at The Ship Inn, Limekilns this Sunday, 29 January. Fans of chef Ian Cruikshank’s food will be quite excited by this news – normally food is served at lunchtime only. Call 01383 872247

Paesano Pizza, Glasgow

A short, simple menu coupled with industrial decor are the main ingredients of Paesano Pizza. Add to this, a no nonsense approach to toppings and a doughy rather than a crisp base.  All of which is more Neapolitan than Pizza Express – with their crisp bases and toppings that include raisins. Our visit was on a very busy Saturday afternoon but we didn’t wait long for our food to emerge

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

The beautiful Ardbeg Distillery, Islay

If you happen to be on the island of Islay check out the Ardbeg Distillery. Like many of the other whisky producers on the island, Ardbeg is housed in the immaculately restored white distillery buildings with the distinctive black roofs. The larger whisky distilleries are to Islay what the grand bank buildings used to be for the mainland – beautiful and impressive landmark buildings which have received significant investment. No