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Scottish Government confirm £5m support package for wholesalers

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Wholesale food and drink businesses affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are to be supported through a new £5m fund.The fund will be targeted at food and drink wholesalers who sell to hospitality, on-trade...

Food and drinks awards going virtual

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The Midlothian and East Lothian food and drink awards are going virtual on Thursday, November 26 from 9.30am to 11am via Zoom.  Local food and drink companies are now eagerly awaiting the results as...

Edinburgh’s Old Town to welcome a new café at Dovecot Studios

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Dovecot Studios is pleased to announce the opening of new café, Pinks at Dovecot, operated by well-established Edinburgh catering firm, Pinkerton’s.The dynamic duo behind Pinks at Dovecot are Melanie Jones and Floraidh-Anne Law. Despite...

Popular Asian street food restaurant to re-open in Tollcross

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Edinburgh’s popular Lucky Yu Canteen will re-open in Tollcross, on the city’s south side, today (Wednesday 28 October) as a takeaway and delivery joint.The Asian street food inspired restaurant famed for its tasty dumplings...

‘Sicily’ makes a welcomed return to the ‘Six by Nico’ menu

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There is little doubt that Sicilian cuisine represents Italian gastronomy at its best and true to his Italian self, Chef Nico Simeone will present a curation of taste and authenticity at 'Six by Nico'...

Edinburgh is hooked on fish over avocados

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Apparently four times as many of you living in Edinburgh think seafood such as hake, mackerel, and trout is better to eat than avocados to get fit and healthy.Research has found that you are picking fish,...

Food awards now open for entry

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The 2020 Midlothian and East Lothian Food and Drink Awards are now open for entries and they offer a showcase to the great from East Lothian and Midlothian's food and drink industry.These include local...

M&S Princes Street’s Jenny McPartlin’s #MyMarksFaves this Christmas

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We all have our favourites at Christmas. It could be M&S’s fool proof ‘Perfect Turkey’ - moist, juicy and full of flavour, and ready to pop in the oven with no prep needed; or...

Awards underline success of The Bonnie Badger

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The Bonnie Badger has only been open for around 12 months but it has already collected awards., accolades and five stars. The Kitchin Group has transformed a tired, former pub in Main Street, Gullane, East...

Italy’s Veneto region is the dish of the day

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A celebration of food and wine from Italy’s Veneto region - including a dinner by a Michelin starred chef – is to feature as Scotland’s contribution to the World Week of Italian Cuisine this...

Italian Grill has a new chef and menu

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This Dundee restaurant is on a mission to spread the joy of contemporary Italian food as it approaches its busiest ever festive season. So when you next go to the V&A in Dundee this...

Review – Garvock House Hotel

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“Were off to Dunfermline for the night.” I told my friend. Baffled, he was: “Dunfermline? Seriously?” He'd recently been on a trip to Monterey, Santa Barbara and L.A. and returned mildly snobbish about the...

October food diary

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“It all comes out as it’s ready.” A prize for how many profanities the innocent waiting staff’s words induce.The Silver Fox boyfriend and I decided that our regular Tuesday night date, where we...

Out and about – New look on the horizon at the Bay Hotel

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The Bay Hotel & Leisure Centre in Kinghorn has completed a major refurbishment of its iconic Horizons Restaurant and Waterfront Lounge.The new look, completed in less than three months, and designed in house by...

All Aboard For Ferry Fest 2019

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Due to last year's record breaking crowds, Ferry Fest returns to South Queensferry this Saturday 29 June hoping to break the self-owned accolade of hosting the areas largest outdoor beer and musical festival.Ferry Brewery,...

Restaurants could end food waste with technology

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AN INNOVATIVE software system is offering restaurant owners the chance to put an end to costly food wastages.Food tech start-up firm ePOS Hybrid’s pioneering system is able to record all food wastage across a...

Transform your business with cutting edge technology

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A START-UP up firm plans to take the food and drink industry by storm with cutting-edge technology which allows business owners to create offers and menu updates even when they’re relaxing on the beach.Edinburgh-based...
A board outside The Happy Cafe

Juliet’s December Food Diary

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Come and try a vegan burger they said, it will be tasty they said. Being invited to try a vegan version of anything is akin to being chief bridesmaid at a dry wedding in...

Food – Head Chef James McKay shares his sticky toffee pudding secrets

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Fancy a trip over the bridges to Fife and the stunning views of the Bay Hotel in Kinghorn?If so, you will find the popular Horizons Restaurant. Head Chef James Mckay shares one of their...

Horseshoe snapped-up by Leadburn owners

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The popular Horseshoe Inn at Eddleston has been sold to the owners of the nearby Leadburn Inn.Iain and Fiona Dempster will take over from the end of April and the announcement was made in...

Paul puts bite into Flat Iron Friday

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Flat iron steak has, by all media reports, proved a sizzling success since it was launched onto London’s trendy dining culture.That is apparently the American name for the cut which is, we understand, called...

Robertson back to his roots with new project

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Restaurant chain Gaucho plan to open an Argentinian steak restaurant in Edinburgh in mid-November and this signals a homecoming for chef director Jamie Robertson.He was raised in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, and the Scot worked alongside...

Food event urges consumers to get involved

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Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight gets under way on Saturday and the nationwide event supports, promotes and champions Scotland’s produce and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it.And organisers are encouraging the...

Stewart Brewing celebrates win at the Scotland Food and Drink Awards

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Leading Scottish craft brewer, Stewart Brewing, is celebrating after winning a top prize at the Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards last night. The brewer’s popular beer Radical Road fought off tough competition to win the Brewing...

Food and drink excellence awards launched by food pioneer

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Chef Fred Berkmiller won the inaugural Food Pioneer award 12 months ago and today he launched the Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards. There are 21 categories which aim to showcase the skill, dedication and...

Autumn recipes – Leeks are in season!

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All the Slow Food people tell us that we should eat what is in season, and eat food grown as locally as possible.Well leeks are in season right now so here are some ideas...

Where to eat out in Edinburgh – CAU Edinburgh

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The Argentine Steakhouse CAU Restaurants in Castle Street have a new set menu, and it's good news for discerning diners. The two course meal will be £10.95 and the three course option will cost £12.95....

Foodies Festival returns to Edinburgh this August

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As Foodies enters its second decade as the UK's biggest celebration of food and drink, the festival has announced a lip-smacking line-up of new culinary features and top chefs at this summer's festival in Inverleith...

Iconic Harry’s Bar returns as social enterprise

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Hailed by many as an Edinburgh institution, Harry’s Bar is back following a six-figure investment, forming the city’s first social enterprise pub chain. A West End highlight for the city since the 1980s, Harry’s last refurbishment...

Deliveroo now have an app

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Deliveroo, the food delivery service that brings high-quality local restaurant meals to your door, has launched a new app, named one of Apple’s Best New Apps on the UK App Store, so you can...

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