I very rarely venture out Blackhall way, but when I was asked by The Raj Restaurant’s folks to give the restaurant a try, I couldn’t turn the offer down as I am an absolute sucker for Indian food!
I have a confession to make.
Even though I have lived in Edinburgh for nearly a decade. I have never scaled the Scott Monument. Or the Nelson Monument. Two of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks, and I have never paid either of them a visit.
In my next installment of ‘A Day Trip to…’ series, Mr Bug and I headed south out of the city to experience the best of the Scottish Borders with Rabbies Tours.
You could say I’ve been aware of Frederick Street’s latest arrival for a while now. My day-job office is located right above Bourbon and Ninja Kitchen’s new premises, so I had been eagerly watching its transformation pretty much daily.
Whenever the sun comes out in Edinburgh, there are plenty of nice outdoor spaces in which to enjoy the decent weather. You can try climbing up Arthurs Seat, wandering around the Botanic Gardens, or do as Mr Bug and I did a few days ago and stroll along the Water of Leith, Edinburgh’s very own river.
Edinburgh Food Studio is a fairly recent addition to the Edinburgh food scene. Launched by a really successful Kickstarter about a year ago, this establishment is part restaurant, part culinary school and I have been meaning to give it a go ever since it opened.
When Edinburgh is as busy as it is during the month of August, it can be pretty hard to imagine that there are any tranquil pockets left in town. Thankfully, you can normally find a peaceful oasis just a few minutes walk from the city centre. Case in point: Dean Village.
Festival season is here, and with it comes lots of fresh and exciting pop up bars and restaurants for people to either relax in in between shows or spend the whole night experiencing something a little different. I was invited along to experience one such pop up last week – a temporary jazz bar called Kansas Smitty’s which can be found in the achingly cool Biscuit Factory in Leith.
Boxsmall, the family friendly festival market, has returned to the the rooftop of Waverley Mall for 2016. I was recently asked along to experience this year’s offering, which includes a new nine hole golf course, so I popped along with Mr Bug for a round and a bite to eat.
One of the things I love about Edinburgh is its colourful past. The streets of the Old Town are just teeming with fascinating stories, some a little *ahem*grisly at times, but these tales are definitely worth seeking out while you are in Edinburgh. One of the best places to see these stories come to life is at the Edinburgh Dungeon, just behind Waverley Station on Market Street.