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Leith Food Assembly – what’s it all about?

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Leith Food Assembly has burst onto the Edinburgh foodie scene with an idea of bringing great local produce to customers on demand. 'great quality food from farm to fork' The website explains that you order from...

Where to eat out in Edinburgh – Celebrating the occasion at Element

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Having been on a previous occasion for an exceedingly good Sunday roast, I was intrigued when I was invited to sample the latest offering from the stylish bar and restaurant Element. Their new ‘celebrate the occasion’...

Where to drink coffee in Edinburgh – Grounds and Grams

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Stockbridge is known as a haven for the foodies amongst its inhabitants and I count myself very lucky to be one of them. With the bustling Sunday market and a plethora of indie shops...

Who’s going to buy the most expensive Easter Egg of all?

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At Harvest Garden in Morningside they have what we think is the most expensive Easter egg in town. (yes it is made up of lots of little ones!)The £999 beauty is in the window...

Where to eat out in Edinburgh – Maison Bleue Le Bistrot

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We all rave about food pairings and wine with food, but what better pairing can you get than a father and daughter running restaurants together? Dean and Layla Gassabi run Maison Bleue in Victoria Street...

Special service from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society for rugby fans

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C’EST MAGNIFIQUE! Hip flask filling service and special whisky launched for rugby fans The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) has launched a hip flask filling service and a special whisky called ‘C’est Magnifique’ for rugby fans...

Where to have breakfast in Edinburgh – The Hideout Cafe

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It occupies a lively corner in Leith and has all the stage setting of a quirky city café.The coffee is good, adorned with not one but two hearts, and their Facebook page attests to...

Where to drink coffee in Edinburgh – Artisan Roast Stockbridge

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We are blessed with many places to have a coffee or a much-needed cup of tea in the capital. But we wonder if there is now a kind of Emperor's New Clothes mentality about coffee...

Where to eat in Edinburgh – The Edinburgh Larder

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Eleanor has owned and run this restaurant on Alva Street since her four year-old daughter was born. Great timing to acquire a new restaurant and a new baby all at once, but she has carried it...

The science behind pancake making

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by Simon Cotton, University of Birmingham Everyone loves pancakes and wants to know the secret of cooking them. And that partly depends on whether you’re after the thin, crêpe-like European style or the thicker ones more...

Afternoon tea at The Printing Press

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Today The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen begins serving afternoon tea to guests.Des McDonald and his head chef Colin Fleming have put together a new Afternoon Tea menu including finger sandwiches, scones with raspberry jam and...

Valentine’s at the Horseshoe Restaurant and Rooms

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Looking for something extra special for your loved one this Valentines Day? The Edinburgh Reporter has found the perfect treat! If you like a bit of luxury, fine dining and of course, romance, then...

Six Courses with wine at The Horseshoe Restaurant and Rooms

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The Horseshoe Restaurant and Rooms looked like something from Tolkien’s Hobbit as it appeared out of the darkness on our afternoon approach on a chilly January day. The building was originally built as a...

The Edinburgh Reporter meets Tom Byng of Byron

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Specialising in 'proper' hamburgers, Byron was founded by Tom Byng in 2007, with the first restaurant opening on London’s Kensington High Street.Earlier today we met Tom at his latest restaurant at North Bridge Edinburgh. Although...

Clan Gluten Free – The First Gluten Free Burns Supper

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 Clan Gluten Free were making their mark on Edinburgh on Burn's Night as they hosted their first ever gluten-free Burns Supper at the Roamin’ Nose. Guests were treated to a warming dram upon arrival,...

Burns Night – MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, 26th January

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One of the UK’s largest independent hotel groups, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, just hosted one of the most prestigious and lively Burns Suppers across the UK, and we went along to the Holyrood Hotel...

Where to eat in Edinburgh – The Magnum Bar and Restaurant

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After a brisk walk in the freezing cold it was a relief to be warmly welcomed into the cosy bustle of the Magnum, where I had been kindly invited to review the menu. It...

Sheraton is all set for the Six Nations

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The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa has a whole new menu, and part of it has been created just in time for the beginning of the rugby international season. You will now find a selection of...

Voujon Bengali and Indian Cuisine

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All this cold wet weather requires a little something to warm the cockles – and on a particularly dreich evening that little something came in the form of a very welcome meal from Voujon. Located...

New Italian restaurant in Tollcross

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A new £100,000 Italian restaurant has just opened in Tollcross. Stefano and Maria Molfino's new venture is Rigatoni's at the King's, a sleek glass and marble eatery just yards from the King's Theatre.The couple already own one other trattoria,...

Royal Exchange Coffee House wins award

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Scotland’s Food Secretary Richard Lochhead announced that the coveted 1000th Taste Our Best accreditation was awarded to The Royal Exchange Coffee House, part of The Real Mary King’s Close visitor attraction in Edinburgh. The Cabinet Secretary was joined...

VisitScotland publish new Edinburgh recipe book

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Delicious home recipes originating from Edinburgh & The Lothians have been captured in a new recipe book launched this month.Produced by VisitScotland, You’ll Have Had Yer Tea? Treasured Tastes of Scotland features more than 40 recipes submitted...

Mamma’s celebrates 30 years in business

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Edinburgh’s Mamma’s Pizza, the Greater Grassmarket’s award-winning American pizza and panzerotti restaurant, celebrated 30 years’ this month with the launch of a special Star Wars themed menu and FREE birthday party event. The original owner and Star...

Review – River Life Restaurant

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It’s that time of the year when dining out becomes a necessity as workers across the country take time out to celebrate Christmas and New Year. However, if you’re like me and are becoming...

Top tips for the perfect Christmas Dinner from Stuart at Dine

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Stuart Muir and Paul Brennan recently opened their brand new city centre venue Dine. Stuart is former executive chef of Forth Floor Restaurant, Bar & Brasserie at Harvey Nichols Edinburgh so he knows a thing or...

Purslane Restaurant has a new look

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Sam Smith sings “the writing’s on the wall..” but at Purslane restaurant in St Stephen Street, Stockbridge, a stunning wall of reclaimed wood is currently taking centre stage. Purslane, which was voted Scotland’s Best Fine...

The newest café in town wins prestigious award

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Right next to the City Chambers there is a tourist attraction which you may not have even thought of visiting if you live in the capital. But now they have a coffee shop.....and not...

Celebrity chef spotted in Edinburgh!

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Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo stopped in at Edinburgh's Italian restaurant group Tony Macaroni last nightThe renowned Italian celebrity chef and media personality best known for his food-focused television shows and cookbooks, visited the restaurant...

Crema Caravan – winners of Best Dessert at British Street Food awards

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Hooray! The two Scots behind Crema Caravan have just told us they won Best Dessert at British Street Food awards with their crème brûlée on wheels. The Crema Caravan scooped ‘Best Dessert’ in this year's British...

Oktoberfest comes a month too late

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The spirit of Oktoberfest is now available in the capital as the opening of the city’s first authentic German Bier Keller last month offered a brass Oompah band, table-dancing and Steins of German beer. Within Frankensteins the...
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