A week in pictures: 24th May 2018

Foodie exploring in pictures

Another busy week starting with lunch in Edinburgh and ending with a foodie honeymoon! #FoodieMoon.

Twenty Princes Street Grill & Smokehouse, Edinburgh

This restaurant has it all.  A great view onto Princes Street and a varied menu to keep everyone happy.

Twenty Princes street Edinburgh restaurant review

Edinburgh laid on the weather, and Twenty Princes Street definitely delivered the food.  Look at this black pudding and haggis French toast starter 😍

Twenty Princes street Edinburgh restaurant review Full review up soon. Twenty Princes Street Grill & Smokehouse

Chill out Sunday

On Sunday we chilled out with some scrambled egg, Tobermory smoked trout and Myreside Farm Scottish Asparagus. We had bought Tobermory smoked trout before, and their salmon, at Fizz Feast in Edinburgh. and the Myreside Farm Asparagus came from Fresh Food Express. 😍

View the recipe here.

Scottish Asparagus Myreside Farm Fresh Food Express Tobermoray smoked trout

Dine out in Scotland

Monday saw the launch of Dine out in Scotland by 5pm.  2 or 3 courses (with wine on some deals) for £15.95, bargain.  So a trip Two Fat Ladies in the City was booked.  I hadn’t been there before, usually picking their Buttery location.  The full review is here (I was on top form on Monday!).

two fat ladies in the city glasgow 5pm Dine Out Scotland lunch

McGin Glasgow gin launch

Later on, a visit to 26 Hope St bar for the launch of McGin.  I’d never been in here before as I thought it was part of the snooker place next door and just a pub for men drinking lager, so I was surprised at how it looked inside, with plenty of gin and mostly women in attendance!  Must remember not to take first looks for granted – visit and then decide!

Mcgin glasgow Gin

I like the branding, retro Glasgow but not twee.  I wouldn’t mess with Rita!

Mcgin Glasgow

I’ll get more info on Rita and McGin up soon.


All too quickly the week passed and we would be off to Wales and Cornwall via Cheshire.  Mr Foodie doesn’t half plan a trip!  So we had a quick stop off at Tunnocks Tearoom in Uddingston for breakfast.

Tunnocks uddingston shop front

As you can see Mr Macaroni was happy with his supplies! 😂

Mr macaroni McIntosh Turnock’s

(35 cals a Square these, but how can you only eat one? I couldn’t!)

We’re now in Wales, soon heading to Devon and Cornwall so see you next week for another week in pictures!

Bye from Wales, Wela i chi!






I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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