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.
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.
As you’re all aware, I absolutely adore Indian food. So, when the folks behind Newington Indian restaurant Voujon asked me and my buddy Emma (from ‘Edinburgh Feasts’ fame) to go along and try it out, we jumped at the chance.
I was really keen to try out Knights Kitchen – I first spotted it in a pop-up stall at one of the city markets during the summer and had a really lovely chicken curry there, so I was excited to learn that it planned to move to a more permanent abode in Newington.
It’s been open for a couple of months now, so Mr Bug and I decided to stop by one sunny Saturday afternoon for some comforting and wholesome African food before a day of trawling the shops.
I feel like there have been quite a few new openings in Edinburgh recently, but I am particularly excited about this one: The Whistle Stop Barber Shop has popped up on South Bridge and sounds like quite an interesting concept – a bar, American diner and barbershop all rolled into one. Keen to find out what it is all about, I went along with a friend a few days ago for a bite of dinner.
10 to 10 in Delhi is hidden in plain sight on Nicolson Street, a stone’s throw away from the Royal Mile. Many Edinburgh newbies and visitors make the mistake of passing it by, but the reality is this cute little restaurant/cafe does incredible food at a reasonable price – and you really can’t argue with that.
Illegal Jacks has reopened in a new location and I waited all of… erm… 36 hours before trying it out!
If you want a cheap and satisfying lunch in the Old Town, look no further than Elephants and Bagels. Granted, they only have bagels on the menu, but they have such a huge variety and a wide range of varieties that there is – quite literally – something for everyone.
I think it’s safe to say that Yak and Yeti is probably one of the underdogs of the Indian food scene in Edinburgh. You have the incredibly popular Tanjore and Kalpna on South Clerk Street, but this lesser known restaurant can be found a little further down that road on Newington Road. Because it’s a little further out, it has a lighter footfall but Mr. Bug and I were keen to try it out.
The other night after work I had the hankering for some noodles. There are plenty of decent noodle places in town but Red Box is definitely one of my favourites. What you see is what you get with Red Box – no fuss, no muss. And it’s pocket friendly too which just before payday certainly worked in its favour!