Food review: The Lantern Room, Edinburgh

Food review: The Lantern Room, Edinburgh

The Lantern Room – dining at the Courtyard Marriott hotel We had passed here many times before but this time we were in town for a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse, which is only just a few doors along… Outside, there’s a sizeable partially-covered and heated terrace looking onto theRead More…

Scottish Oyster Shucking Championship

Scottish Oyster Shucking Championship

The ShuckOff is back – Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships returns for its second year Do you have what it takes to venture to Stranraer to become the 2018 Scottish Oyster Shucking Champion? Organised by Seafood Scotland, the Scottish Oyster Shucking Championships returns and will see shuckers from across the countryRead More…

News: Loch Fyne Oysters partner with Dobbies

News: Loch Fyne Oysters partner with Dobbies

Loch Fyne Oysters Partner with Dobbies Garden Centres Loch Fyne Oyster and Dobbies Garden Centres are partnering to bring customers fresh oysters, mussels and smoked salmon as they shop.The opening of the first Loch Fyne seafood counter at Dobbies store in Livingston was celebrated with a demonstration of oyster shuckingRead More…

Review: Bouillabaisse Fridays at Galvin, Edinburgh

Review: Bouillabaisse Fridays at Galvin, Edinburgh

Bouillabaisse Fridays, Galvin Brasserie De Luxe We first tasted bouillabaisse in Marseille a whole decade ago, I remember it well because of the price! We’d had a look at a few restaurant menus before settling on one which looked like it might not bankrupt us. It seemed that €21 wasRead More…

Food: Samphire, Inveraray

Food: Samphire, Inveraray

Seafood at Samphire Inveraray Popped into Samphire at Inveraray for lunch recently. What a treat.  Samphire specialise in seafood, a sensible choice when you are on the banks of Loch Fyne. You can find the restaurant at the top end of Inveraray, just past the church-cum-roundabout. Once inside you willRead More…

Food: Peruana Peruvian Ceviche Pop Up

Food: Peruana Peruvian Ceviche Pop Up

Peruvian Ceviche Pop-up Peruana Its been a long time since we’ve eaten Peruvian, or even some ceviche.  So when we heard about the lunchtime Peruana pop up ceviche bar near Finnieston (of course!) we had to go check it out to experience the true taste of Lima! What is Ceviche? CevicheRead More…

Seafood Scotland ‘Fish Supper’ with matching craft beers

Seafood Scotland ‘Fish Supper’ with matching craft beers

Seafood paired with beer? What’s the catch? Now that is a combo! White wine is generally thought to be the drink to have alongside seafood but Seafood Scotland and The Brewers Association of Scotland invited us along to a “fish supper” to show that wine isn’t the only drink thatRead More…

Food Review: The Wee Restaurant, 61 Frederick Street, Edinburgh

Food Review: The Wee Restaurant, 61 Frederick Street, Edinburgh

Saturday 3rd June sees the launch of a special summer offer at The Wee Restaurant on Frederick Street in Edinburgh so we travelled through for a taste of their famous Shetland mussels. We’d already had a filling brunch but were starting to feel hungry again by the time 3pm arrived.Read More…

Food review: Salt and Vinegar, 1044 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

Food review: Salt and Vinegar, 1044 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

Did we land a big fish in Shawlands? Salt and Vinegar in Shawlands seemed to take forever to open, teasing us, with the brown paper on the windows, as to what was inside.  Now it is open and we wandered along to see if it was worth the wait. InsideRead More…

Book: Gamba – A seafood cookbook

Book: Gamba – A seafood cookbook

  Derek Marshall, chef patron of Gamba launches Gamba – A Seafood Cookbook’ Two AA rosette restaurant Gamba  has been part of the Glasgow Foodie scene since 1998. Over this time, Derek’s restaurant has developed a large collection of  their most popular recipes alongside some exciting new interpretations of traditional dishes.Read More…