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!
Checkpoint, for me, was a place that was always on the radar. I had heard good things about it so when their PR folks reached out to me to try out their new seasonal menu, I was more than happy to oblige.
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.
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.
Tuk Tuk has a pretty awesome reputation in Edinburgh, and for good reason. Its Indian tapas style dining experience is one of the most notable in the city, and it prides itself in serving up authentic Indian food.
Mr Bug and I were asked by the folks at Fort Kinnaird if we wanted to try out Chiquito, one of the new restaurants that has opened fairly recently in the complex as part of the big revamp of the shopping centre. Having been before and being fairly impressed by the changes, I was excited to go back and see what else the new food offering had to offer.
This January I feel like I have been hiding away a little. I’ve definitely not been out as often as I would usually be, because I feel I have had to recover from all the festive madness in December and have been in the midsts of planning a wedding that is only (OH MY GOODNESS) seven weeks away. However, I did pop out for one meal with a friend, and I felt given my current mood and situation it had to be something wholesome. So we went to the delightful Earthy, which can be found in Canonmills.
December was a wonderful month, full of parties and casual catch-ups with friends. One cold and rainy evening, a couple of my friends and I decided to seek shelter from the biting Scottish winter weather in the cosy snug that is the Rosehip – a warm and welcoming establishment on Rose Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town.
I’m a big pizza fan, so you can imagine as soon as I spotted that a new pizza place had opened up in the Old Town, I was keen to try it out. Tutto Matto has only recently opened but has already made a positive impression on a lot of my friends, so one evening in December Mr Bug and myself popped along to see what the deal was. Was this really something special, or just another in a long line of nondescript pizzerias?
I love December. All of your friends come out the woodwork and insist to meet up for a “catch-up before Christmas”, which I absolutely adore, however, it does mean I have a LOT of restaurant and bar reviews to get through! Still, it’s a great opportunity to see folks that I haven’t seen in a while, which was the case at the beginning of last month when an old friend and I went for dinner and a blether at The Potting Shed.