Across from The Edinburgh Playhouse you’ll find the bright and colourful Pomegranate, which specialises in Middle Eastern cuisine. Its location and fine menu makes it a fantastic option for a pre-theatre meal, and that’s exactly what Mr Bug and I did last time we decided to pay a visit.
In a previous life, when I worked in the gift shop of Edinburgh’s most popular tourist attraction, one of the questions I would always get asked was “where can I go to get a REAL taste of Edinburgh?” While I would be tempted to suggest an upmarket restaurant on the Royal Mile serving the finest haggis with whiskey sauce, the true answer to that question would ultimately be somewhere like City Restaurant.
Eteaket is a pretty well-known name in Edinburgh. Their loose leaf teas are sold in cafes and shops all around the city, but they also have their very own tearoom, located just off George Street in the New Town, making it the perfect place to stop off for a wee refreshment during a wee day of retail therapy!
A firm favourite of locals (especially the students), Wannaburger is an independent burger joint in the Edinburgh’s West End, serving up simple food that is good value for money. It’s the perfect place to go if you a craving a quick burger (or hotdog!) hit.
With 9.8 million passengers, Edinburgh Airport is the busiest in Scotland. It connects Edinburgh with the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond. So, if Edinburgh Airport is part of your journey to our fine city, then let me show you what you need to know to get around or through the airport with ease!
The Omni Centre is one of Edinburgh’s biggest entertainment complexes , with huge range of chain restaurants, bars, a gym and a cinema. It enjoys a fantastic location, right bang in the city centre, and its ample parking makes it a firm favourite with locals on the evenings and weekends.
Whenever there is a glimmer of sunshine in Edinburgh, all the locals make a beeline for Portobello (aka Porty), our very own two mile stretch of golden sand. The area used to be a popular seaside holiday destination, and there is still reflections of that golden era on the promenade today, with an eclectic selection amusements, fish and chips, ice cream and retro sweet shops.
If you ever find yourself wanting shelter from the bracing sea breeze at Portobello Beach, it might be worthwhile popping into the Esplanade bar, or “The Espy” as its more widely known, for a soft warm seat and a pint or snack. This establishment is one of the most popular in Portobello, going down well with families, couples and dog walkers alike.