Customers were back drinking their cortados in the beautiful walled garden at Abbot House today. The cafe re-opened on Thursday 7 July with a new contemporary, stylish re-design. There’s a lovely shop that’s been open for a while now and is a great place to pick up gifts. You can also visit the first artists to move into the studios because they’re opening their doors on Saturday 11 July. There’s
Vegan food rides into town on the Caravan of Courage Vegan fast food is riding into the crazy golf course at Fife Leisure Park this weekend. The wonderfully-named Caravan of Courage will be at Adventure Golf Island from Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February. From 12 noon until 6pm vegan fast food will include vegan burgers, falafel and flatbreads.
by Caroline Copeland I have developed something of an obsession with Kinross lately. It’s one of the prettiest local towns – not yet gentrified enough to have become trendy, and definitely still a working town where people shop on the High Street and bank in the still-open banks. Perhaps because of its lack of pretence, it’s establishing itself as a real destination, with interesting shops, cafes and businesses opening throughout
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
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
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
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
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
If you’re looking for a new lunch spot you could try The Albert in North Queensferry. We can vouch for a delicious (and enormous) plate of fish and chips and a tasty black haggis salad served in the navy-blue painted dining room by a very friendly waitress. And even if the food doesn’t do it for you, the view – as you sit almost beneath the Rail Bridge – should.
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