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Preparation continues at Liberton Primary School for a ‘TOMTASTIC’ Summer

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In Edinburgh, over 5,000 kids are on a journey to ‘Grow Strong’, a pilot project from social enterprise and charity Edinburgh Community Food and not-for-profit Veg Power, to help children learn about where food...

Cote, ticking boxes in the heart of Scotland’s Capital city

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It is no surprise that Cote has risen in less than two decades to become a well-respected nationwide chain where values are important, not just in food and service but also in creating a...

Edinburgh Community Food kicks off ‘Grow Strong’ campaign in Duddingston

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Social enterprise and charity, Edinburgh Community Food, which uses food to tackle health inequalities, have teamed up with Veg Power UK to deliver ‘Grow Strong’, a pilot project across Edinburgh, encouraging children to grow...

Brand new concept bar opens in the heart of Leith this weekend

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Bittersweet, a new concept bar in Leith bar founded by 2 Italian brothers Fabrizio & Simone Cioffi, welcomed Edinburgh locals and visitors for breakfast, lunch and dinner when it opened on Sunday April 10th...

Glenkinchie Distillery to serve summer cocktails from vintage truck bar

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Glenkinchie Distillery in East Lothian welcomed a magical, refurbished vintage Johnnie Walker truck just in time for guests to enjoy a selection of delicious whisky cocktails in the picturesque setting of the garden distillery...

Steven Wallis holds online cooking class at The Biscuit Factory in Leith

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Winner of Masterchef and regular series judge, Steven Wallis, made a special visit to Beautiful Planet zero waste store in Leith this week to record an online cooking class using some of the fresh...

Juliet’s food diary

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My family are an entrepreneurial bunch and I’ve been self-employed for so long I subsequently find myself unemployable.Times of hardship are also periods of opportunity.I’m certainly not saying the pandemic hasn’t been terrible...

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...

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