Recipe: Roast Lamb – perfect for Easter

Recipe: Roast Lamb – perfect for Easter

Easter roast lamb When Santa knows you like food and bought you a Shetland Lamb to eat – you really do have to make something special.   I made this for our Christmas dinner and it was very tender, with the meat falling apart perfectly.  Special doesn’t always mean fancy.Read More…

Now open: Fazenda, George Street, Edinburgh

Now open: Fazenda, George Street, Edinburgh

There’s a Brazilian reasons to visit Fazenda Sorry, that’s a bit of a dad thing to say, isn’t it?  We were invited along to the soft opening of South American restaurant, Fazenda Bar & Grill on Edinburgh’s George Street and left, not only with full bellies, but with high hopesRead More…

Food review: Chop House, Arch 15, E Market St, Edinburgh

Food review: Chop House, Arch 15, E Market St, Edinburgh

Chop to it! Get to the Chop House… New recruit “Local chef” visits the newly-opened Market Street Chop House with Mr Foodie… This was my first time visiting The Arches on Market Street, a relatively new development of cafes, restaurants and niche shops in the bridge arches under Jeffery StreetRead More…

Restaurant Review: Acanthus, Edinburgh

Restaurant Review: Acanthus, Edinburgh

Hotel food worth seeking out We were invited to an overnight stay at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel in Edinburgh recently and whilst there we also dined at their restaurant: Acanthus (named after a genus of flowering plant).  Located less than a mile from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, Acanthus, to theRead More…

Review: Makar Gin Dinner, Baby Grand, Glasgow

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 theRead More…

Gluten Free Food Review: Carluccio’s Silverburn, Glasgow

Gluten Free Food Review: Carluccio’s Silverburn, Glasgow

  Gluten Free doesn’t mean missing out on taste at Carluccio’s With the rise of gluten-free eating, be it for health or diet reasons, restaurants are having to get their act together and sort out some tasty morsels.  No more afterthoughts here, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian diners want to haveRead More…

Food Review: The Printing Press, George Street, Edinburgh

Food Review: The Printing Press, George Street, Edinburgh

Read all about it at The Printing Press in Edinburgh A refurbishment is a good excuse to head off somewhere for food.  We had visited The George Hotel years ago and enjoyed it….but would the food get a thumbs up again? Bar You enter through the bar area, which isRead More…

Visit to Bergbrennerei Löwen A-6883 Au-Rehmen 87

Visit to Bergbrennerei Löwen A-6883 Au-Rehmen 87

Mountainous Gin Whilst on a cheese expedition to Austria to find out about Rupp Cheese, we stopped at Bergbrennerei Löwen for coffee, cake and a rest from our travels. Part of the building houses a distillery, which has been in operation for the last four years. Hay and water isRead More…

#GetYourGreekOn at Halloumi Glasgow

#GetYourGreekOn at Halloumi Glasgow

We might not have the Mediterranean weather but we’ll soon have some Mediterranean flavours with the launch of  Halloumi, a new Greek restaurant on Hope Street in Glasgow. Halloumi promises ‘Mediterranean flavours with a Glasgow twist’ which is good for us! The launch date has been announced as 12 noonRead More…

Cruising from Biograd Na Moru to Zadar onboard the Nada event ship

Cruising from Biograd Na Moru to Zadar onboard the Nada event ship

Last summer we took a trip to Croatia to stay at the Ilirija resort on the Dalmatian coast. See our review of the hotel here. Another feature of booking there, is the Motoryacht Nada, a ship with room for 150 people and guests can take a Sunset gourmet cruise whenRead More…