Bar Soba New Menu Launch, Edinburgh

Confession: I'd never been to Bar Soba. The launch of their menu seemed as good a time as any for my first visit. It was a good excuse to sample lots of things from their menu and meet the head chef Nik, whose travels around Asia inspired the new menu. We were treated to a

Ginspired Dinner, Gin 71, Edinburgh

We were lucky enough to be invited to a Gin-inspired dinner at the newly opened Gin 71 in Edinburgh's Charlotte Square. The company already has two very successful locations in Glasgow and I, personally, had been looking forward to their arrival in 'the East'. Champers on arrival & an exciting looking menu! Loved the champers

Lidl Festive Drinks Tasting, Edinburgh

When Mr & Mrs Foodie got in touch to say they couldn't make the Lidl drinks tasting and would I like to go in place, I have to admit, I was just a leeeettle skeptical. Alas, there were drinks to be had and spirits to be tasted, so off I went, it's a hard life!

Drink: Cocktails in the City, Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh

Cocktails! I love any event that takes place at Mansfield Traquair as I think it's a gorgeous venue, throw cocktails into the mix and I'm a happy lady. Cocktails in the City is a great way to discover some new bars around Edinburgh as well as learn about some new drinks and spirits. Voyage of

Review: Edinburgh Coffee Festival 2016, Summerhall

This year was my first visit to the Edinburgh Coffee Festival and it was a shame I didn't manage to get there earlier as I'd missed all the talks and workshops and also the Roundsquare Coffee Stout that seemed to be on offer! It was however, a fantastic chance to catch up with and get

Review: Makar Gin Dinner, Baby Grand, Glasgow

  Makar Gin at Baby Grand My friend was already seated when I arrived at the Baby Grand on a grey and rainy evening for the Makar Gin Dinner. We'd been asked to arrive at 7, so had a fair bit of time to chat and enjoy some of the live piano music before dinner

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Food Review: Burr & Co, George Street, Edinburgh

I've been meaning to check out Burr & Co since they opened after the refurbishment of The George Hotel and finally found myself there for a girl's lunch on Monday. Food A good selection of pastries, sandwiches, snacks, salads, cakes and slices. My quiche was creamy with a flaky pastry instead of the usual shortcrust

Event: Good Brothers Wine Bar Launch Party, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

We were lucky enough to be invited to the launch of Good Brothers last week and what a treat it was! Greeted with a lovely glass of Italian sparking, it was striking how much more light and airy the space looked and felt compared to its previous rendition as the Bon V. There was also

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Event: Royal Highland Show 2016

I loved my first visit to the Royal Highland Show! It was even bigger than I'd anticipated with so many things to see and so much to explore! Thankfully I was on a limited budget, otherwise I would have come home with half the contents of the craft tents! We obviously spent a fair bit

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Edinburgh New Town Cookery School Summer Courses

What a delight it was to attend the launch of the Summer Courses at Edinburgh New Town Cookery School! We were treated to an absolute feast of flavours from around the world, thanks to Chef Jess Sheperd! Principle, Fiona Burrell spoke a bit about the inspiration behind some of their new courses and how the