When it’s the weekend and it’s sunny and you’re feeling the lazy Sunday vibes, a visit to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art is a must. Unlike its sisters the National Portrait Gallery and the The Scottish National Gallery, it is a little further out of town, but it’s definitely worth the trip.
Recently a friend and I took a break from the madness of the festive season to retreat into the stylish calm of the Pompadour by Galvin – an excellent restaurant tucked away in plain sight of the first floor of the Waldorf Astoria Caledonian Hotel.
Earlier this month Mr Bug and I were invited to try Dine with Stuart Muir – one of the newest additions to the food scene in Lothian Road. Right above the Traverse Theatre, this fresh foodie gem might be easy to miss, but it’s certainly worth seeking out.
Hidden down the back of one of the side streets behind the Usher Hall, you’ll find Kanpai. This Japanese restaurant has an unassuming exterior but don’t be fooled – inside you’ll discover some of the best sushi in that can be possibly found in Edinburgh.
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.
A few years ago now, the landmark large Odeon cinema on Lothian Road changed quite dramatically. The large letters ODEON hanging above the glass front came down and were replaced by the unfamiliar signage of Croma – a new pizza place. For a while, I thought that the cinema had closed completely but to avoid any confusion, the Odeon is still open today, it’s just the main foyer is almost completely dominated by this new restaurant.