Category Archives: Leith

Leith used to get a pretty bad rep, but new developments in recent years have made this area one of the coolest in Edinburgh. Here you’ll find lots of new offices, and hip new bars and restaurants. For those who want to escape the tourist crowds, a visit to Leith is an absolute must.

Kansas Smitty’s at the Biscuit Factory

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.

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Bistro Provence

It’s been a while since I have been down in Leith 🙁 But thankfully I had a reason to pop down there recently as I had a Groupon voucher for Bistro Provence, given to me as a thoughtful gift by someone who knows how much I love good food! It was the first time I had ever been to the restaurant and I must admit it had completely passed me by until now, but I was excited to try it out.

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As part of the research my latest piece for the Time Out blog, I paid a visit to well established Italian restaurant Vittoria. I needed a place where I could get a decent “carb-loading” meal (if you don’t know what that means, have a look at my article on Time Out!) and well, you can’t get a much better offering on that front than Vittoria.

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