Category Archives: Newington

Nestled in the shadows of the sprawling Edinburgh University, studenty Newington is one of the most exciting areas of Edinburgh. It’s home to the annual Edinburgh Festival, but there’s still plenty of reasons to visit outside the month of August, with ultra-cool cafes, restaurants, bars and some of the most popular visitor attractions in the city.

The Potting Shed

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.

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Knights Kitchen

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.

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The Whistle Stop Barber Shop

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.

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Yak and Yeti

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.

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