I never really thought of myself as a burger person, but flicking through all the pictures that I’ve taken for this site so far, I’ve become acutely aware that I certainly do eat my fair share. Maybe one day I will be more adventurous and order something other than a patty and fries – but today is not that day. So on we go to our next stop – the Red Squirrel on Lothian Road!
A visit to Edinburgh simply isn’t complete without learning about the bittersweet tale of Greyfriars Bobby. Anyone who’s ever lived in Edinburgh can tell you the story of the city’s most loyal dog, and you can visit his memorial just across the road from the National Museum of Scotland.
With the cold days and the nights drawing in, last weekend I sought some warm comfort in Piecebox, which is located in the heart of Polwarth.
If you’ve ever looked at a postcard stand in Edinburgh, fair chances are that you have seen the view from Calton Hill. With the Dugald Stewart monument in the foreground, the silhouette of Edinburgh Castle in the background and the Balmoral Hotel and Princes Street in the middle, it basically checks off all the main sights in Edinburgh in one handy panorama. So go ahead and get that postcard, but nothing beats fetching that shot for yourself!
The Leith Walk pizza battle continues! Just a few doors down from La Favorita is the intimate Italian restaurant Origano. This wee establishment doesn’t have the bright lights or the bluster of the Vittoria chain, but don’t let that fool you – this restaurant serves up some of the best pizza in Edinburgh and has the awards to prove it.
Scotland has lots of fantastic food, gift and craft producers, and if you are in Edinburgh you don’t have to go out of your way to find them. Every Sunday, the best of Scottish comes to the city in the form of the famous Stockbridge Market.
If you find yourself in Leith and love your fish – then you, my friend, are in for a treat! This area of Edinburgh is a buzzing hub of bars and restaurants, but the scene is very much dominated by seafood. It’s hardly surprising, being one of the largest ports in Scotland, but you can barely move for all the fine seafood establishments you can find around here.
One such place is Fishers Bistro, which you’ll find on The Shore. This area is famed for its wide range of quality restaurants, and Fishers Bistro is no exception.