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Syrian Supper Club brings authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to Edinburgh

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Edinburgh residents can now try out authentic Middle Eastern dishes prepared by members of Edinburgh's refugee community. The Syrian Supper Club offers attendees the chance to try their hand at making some of the...

The Edinburgh Grand opens its very big doors today

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We have been watching it take shape and now The Edinburgh Grand opens its (very big) doors to the very first guests today.This is one of Edinburgh’s landmark buildings and the renovation has been...

Two Single Malts Mark the Return of Iconic Whisky Brand

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Crabbie Whisky launch two special limited editionsJohn Crabbie Whisky will return to the Scotch whisky market later this month with the launch of two special limited releases: Crabbie 8 Year Old and Crabbie 30...

Annual Award for Excellence Launched by Edinburgh’s Kitchin Group

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First University Excellence Award served up by leading hospitality organisationEdinburgh’s Kitchin Group has teamed up with Queen Margaret University (QMU) for the first time to launch a new annual scholarship and help boost career...

Seafish launches back to school cookery classes in Edinburgh

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MASTERCHEF WINNER JANE DEVONSHIRE SUPPORTS SEAFISH TO ESTABLISH PARENT AND CHILDREN COOKING CLASSES A seafood cookery school roadshow aimed at teaching parents and their children how to prepare and cook seafood is heading to Edinburgh...

Hotel du Vin gives guests an early Christmas present – but they need to...

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What Boutique hotel brand Hotel du Vin has launched its January Sale, giving guests the opportunity to book now and avoid the January blues with a luxurious night away, a three-course dinner and a full...

Pickering’s Gin Bottles Scotland-wide ALDI Deal

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Gin from Pickering’s in Edinburgh has been hand-picked by ALDI for the retailer’s first Scottish Gin Festival, which lands in stores across Scotland from Thursday 2 November. The national listing will see thousands of bottles...

Edinburgh Bartender Wins Regional Cocktail Competition

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Winning cocktail in Scottish heat of BACARDÍ® Legacy Cocktail Competition served up by Edinburgh bartender.Edinburgh bartender, Leon Back, has won the second regional heat in one of the most prestigious cocktail competitions in the world,...

Our pick of the best Edinburgh cafés

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This is a personal list. I like all of these.If you have favourites then feel free to add them in the comments section below!Blackwood Coffee | 235 Morningside Road | EH12 4QT.Could definitely...

Capital venues in line for prestigious award

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Three Edinburgh venues could win a prestigious Food and Travel Magazine Reader Award.Wedgwood the Restaurant, The Voyage of Buck and Millers64 have all been short listed and now face a public vote before the...

VUE at the Omni opens new bar

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Vue in the Omni Centre opened its new look bar space in time for its first Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) screening at the end of last week.The interior has been renovated to create...

Wake up to organic this week

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The Scottish Organic Producers Association (SOPA) are encouraging others to Wake Up To Organic as they show how easy it is to switch to an organic breakfast.SOPA are supporting the Organic Trade Board (OTB)’s...

Indian restaurant opens in iconic Edinburgh location

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Indian restaurant brand Ronaq has opened a new venture in the heart of Edinburgh’s £150m New Waverley development which is currently transforming the city’s Old Town.Ronaq, which first launched in Edinburgh three years ago,...

Raising the Bar at Dine

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DINE Launch Monthly Cocktail Club with a Twist Scotland’s ever evolving cocktail scene shows no sign of slowing down but if you’re failing to keep up with the latest drinks to be sipping, let the...

Review – Papilio, Bruntsfield

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One of the reasons Papilio opened in bustling Bruntsfield more than 20 years ago because it is has a village in a city feel.It has a wonderful mix of students, professionals and permanent residents...

Review – Orocco Pier, South Queensferry

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The three bridges crossing the River Forth at Queensferry were beginning to emerge from the mist. It was a stunning day with a cloudless, blue sky. There was, however, a chill in the air...

Divino – now reopened and bigger than before!

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Divino Enoteca on Merchant Street has reopened following its expansion. Tony Crolla well-known restaurateur celebrates along with his sons Alberto and Leandro.Tony Crolla owns Divino Enoteca on Merchant Street in Edinburgh - an elegant Italian restaurant...

Taisteal – an exotic excursion based on Scotland’s bountiful larder

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Speaking to Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig about food is an experience and an education. Tasting what he produces is exiting and liberating. He defies convention and introduces diners to a exotic and uplifting new world. Who,...

Pub refurb – facelift for pub with literary and medical connections

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An historic pub which has connections to famous writers, doctors and even fictional detective Sherlock Holmes re-opens to guests on 1 February after a major facelift.The near 200-year-old Salisbury Arms on Dalkeith Road, formerly...

Pancho Villa’s – a firm favourite of many for over 25 years

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The branding says an authentic taste of Mexico and the establishment in Edinburgh’s atmospheric Canongate (there is another in Glasgow’s vibrant Merchant City) is where founder Mayra Nunez says you savour the flavours and most...

World’s End – great atmosphere but pick your night carefully!

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It has taken me 35 years to cross the threshold of the World's End but I made the mistake of walking in at 6pm on a Saturday. It was packed with customers at the bar...

Your local – it could be found with a new app

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Figures show that the number of British pubs are declining with an average of 20 pubs closing their doors permanently every week.The statistics encouraged IT technicians to create an app which brings together punters and pubs...

AA rosettes – Dining Room celebrates major award

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Head chef James Freeman and his team at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s Edinburgh restaurant are celebrating after being awarded two AA rosettes. The Dining Room will now appear in the 2018 edition of the...

The Steading – good pub grub and an ideal meeting place

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 The Steading sits in the shadow of Edinburgh's ski slope on the outskirts of the city and is conveniently located just off the by-pass and on the main road south through Biggar to England.It...

Marmalade awards – search on to find the world’s best

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The search is on to find the world’s top marmalade maker and Scottish collection points have been confirmed.The event is now in its 12th year and this time takes place on 18 and 19...

Review – Voujon, an invitation to dine

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Everything about Voujon has style, from the German crockery to the elegant cutlery. The decor remains fresh and is complemented by the lighting and the professional approach of the welcoming staff is impressive. It is no...

Taisteal, the brainchild of Michelin-trained chef Gordon Craig

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Gordon Craig helped establish Field and Field Grill House and now he has branched out on his own with Taisteal.The word means journey or to travel and Gordon will use some of the knowledge...

Edinburgh Café celebrates success at UK awards

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Café 1505 , nestled right next to Surgeons' Hall Edinburgh, won two awards at the UK’s premiere café awards.  The café has been rewarded with the CaféLife ‘Café Design of the Year Award’.The Café Life Awards...

Whisky expert picks 30 rare bottles for Edinburgh’s newest whisky bar

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The whisky expert Charles MacLean has chosen 30 rare bottles for the city's newest whisky bar Kaleidoscope. These are old and rare whiskies and it will be a big draw for real connoisseurs.The Edinburgh-based...

When will the new bridge over the River Forth open?

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At a meeting of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee at Holyrood this morning David Climie who is Project Director of the Forth Replacement Crossing Team was questioned about the progress of the new...

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