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In this issue
06 Salt ‘n’ Sauce
09 Review The Lioness of Leith
11 Review Khushi’s
12 Wine Seasonal Pairings
13 Review Credo
14 Recipe Chocolate and Coffee Parfait with Tonka Bean
15 Review Hewat’s Restaurant
16 Foodie Q&A with Heather Macleod
17 Scottish Seasonal Cheese of the Month 4Ewe’s
18 Highland Wagyu
20 Languedoc Notebook L’Oignon de Lézignan
21 Beer The Great Heck Brewery
22 Healthy Eating With Real Foods
23 Cocktails Refreshingly Simple Drinks
24 The Insider The Less is More Conundrum
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Salt ‘n’ Sauce
A sprinkling of newsy nibbles for March
Budding Chefs, the
programme for young
chefs-to-be returns to
Edinburgh 18th March.
Students from the Lycée
Hotelier in Dinard
(Brittany) will discover the
Scottish larder and be
mentored by top Scottish
chefs. inc. Craig Sandle
and Fred Berkmiller of
Vincent Guerin of the Institut Francais and
Monsieur Berkmiller initiated the project. A Pop-up
Restaurant features at The Hub on Saturday 22
March 7pm with a 5 course menu whilst at 2.30pm
a programme of talks chaired by Alex Renton will
feature top notch food writers. All info and tickets
Innis & Gunn have launched
Smokin’ Gunn, a limited edition
smoked beer and a competitionwinning
Michelin-starred Hinds Head’s
bartender, David Ashton-Hyde in Bray
Smokin’ Gunn (7.4%, 330ml). It is
available to buy on Innis & Gunn’s
e-shop for £35 a case
(12 x single boxed bottles).
On Thursday 27th March
– Barney’s Beer will
launch and preview Extra
Pale at The Edinburgh
Larder Bistro 1a Alva
Street. Included in the
ticket price of £18 is
Venison Stew, cheese and
of course beer!
More info and tickets at
The Frederick St
branch of La
P'tite Folie has
been sold and
has opened as
Fleur de Sel.
Specilaising in Crêpes et Galettes
that celebrate Brittany you can also
enjoy cidre, salads and omelettes.
– 61 Frederick Street
– 0131 225 7983
Edinburgh Larder Bistro – Urban
Foraging. A ‘spring tonic’ canal walk with
Anna Canning on Sunday 16th March
10.30am-1pm. Starting at the Water of Leith
Visitor Centre, you will wander along the
canal, forage for herbs and stop for a tasty
picnic! Book at edinburghlarder.co.uk/events
Credo is a new restaurant that has
opened in Leith at 46 Charlotte Street, on
the former site of La Mula Obstinada.
See our review in this issue – 0131 629 1411.
The Huxley’s food menu has
just had its seasonal shake up.
New additions include the soft
shell crab sandwich and corned
beef hash topped with a fried
duck egg and Tabasco.
1 Rutland Street.
At Bite HQ we love a cup of cha
so were delighted to receive
some samples of the new range
of organic green teas from
Pukka Tea – Supreme Matcha
Green, Clean Green, Serene
Jasmine Green and Cool Mint
Green feature. Available online,
and at Real Foods or search for
the competition in this issue!
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Review: The Lioness of Leith
Mane attraction in Leith
aving opened just before
Christmas, I was eager to
check out one of our
neighbourhood’s newest pubeateries,
The Lioness of Leith.
Taking up an expansive corner of
Duke Street, it arrives as a
welcome addition amongst the
area’s impressive variety of
The place is well laid out with a mix of
seating to ensure a comfy daytime spot for
coffee or a quiet pint after work. A few nicely
oddball design touches such as mounted
former wildlife, eclectic lighting and a great
playlist allow it to easily shift guise as
cocktail seekers arrive later into the evening.
Food-wise, the evening menu offers plenty of
choice whether you want a quick bite or a
full three-course dinner. The Silver Fox and I
popped in for dinner one Monday, and to
start I had the cream of mushroom soup
(£3.50), an expertly seasoned bowl of deeply
flavoured potage, with a sprinkling of bright
micro herbs and served with chunks of soft
bread. Mr Fox, whose eyes scan prospective
menus for the words Stornoway Black
Pudding (£6.50) was happily rewarded with a
dish featuring two generous chunks of this
meaty delicacy, with a leafy salad sporting
roasted walnut halves.
The option of a proper veal Wiener schnitzel
(£11.50) was a shoe-in for my choice of main
course. This was a fun version of the retro
classic, as the breadcrumb coating
the tender meat was liberally
peppered with chili-flakes.
Accompanying rosemary roast spuds
had a satisfying outer crunch, and
the dill-spiked carrot and apple slaw
kept things fresh. The Silver Fox’s
main, to me, lacked coherence.
Chef’s Italian sausage (£9) was
smokily well-seasoned and sat atop
braised fennel, artichoke and a lip-smackingly
tasty tomato ragu. It was just crying out for
some linguine to roll around in that sauce!
To finish, my fella had a truly decadent
chocolate delice (£7) with very artful tuiles,
showing off some of chef’s pastry skills. My
finalé of cardamom poached pears (£6) with
hazelnut praline and deep-fried pankocrusted
custard bonbons tasted fine as a
collection of individual things, but didn’t
really come together as a whole.
Rather than follow the well-trodden route of
familiar gastro-pub fare, The Lioness bravely
treads a different path. The food is packed to
the pub’s Victorian rafters with big flavours,
and with a little bit of a tinker I’m sure the
few kinks in the menu will be ironed out.
Leila Kean writes www.leilappetit.com
The Lioness of Leith
– 21-15 Duke Street, Edinburgh EH6 8HH
– 0131 629 0580
Photo: Simone Hilliard.
As well as an extensive wine list with
many sold by the glass, we now
also have an Extended Food
Menu. Cheese, charcuterie & fish
platters, gilled snails, beef
sandwich, Croque Monsieur,
steamed mussels and two burger
lunches per month.
NOW TAKING BOOKINGS
Monthly wine tastings and
private area also available.
St Ann's Oratory
9 Randolph PLace, Edinburgh.
0131 5381815 • www.ledivin.co.uk
restaurant, brasserie and gin bar:
29-33 dublin street, edinburgh eh36nl
tel: 0131 556 2231
bistro: 38 st mary’s st, edinburgh eh11sx
tel: 0131 557 5754
Review: Khushi’s Curry Central
hushi’s is a famous
Kwhich has admirably
survived and reinvented itself
over the decades (miraculously,
since 1947). Their most recent
flagship restaurant, with bright
contemporary décor offset with
charming mixed hanging lanterns,
resides like a wise old sage in a
sharp new suit governing the
spiritual crossroads between
Edinburgh and Leith, on Antigua
Street, opposite The Playhouse.
Such sat-nav-level detail is not least for my
dining partner who was somewhat flustered by
the time he walked past the restaurant for a
second time, despite my frantic gesticulations
from the plate-glass windows. A friendly warm
welcome from the gentlemen indoors helped
calm him down. Convinced that such a major
main road could not be designated Antigua
Street, he had been searching the back streets
beyond, thus working up an appetite for lunch.
And yet…not one that could effectively deal
with his first course. Perhaps one of the
construction workers on a nearby table would
have fared better than our rambling reviewer
who, like street signs, had missed the cherryon-top
description of French fries with his
Paneer Kathi Roll. Freaked out by the volume of
his starter plate (the roll was in the form of a
large flatbread, stuffed with the business bit of
homemade cheese and spicy chutney), he
contrived to explore only the deep interior of
that starchy subcontinent, the
better able to tackle his main
course, Chicken Tikka Masala.
Nonetheless both were
enjoyed, as were the superfresh
light puffed roundels of puri
that came with my own prawn
starter. However, prawn puri is
my favourite Indian dish, and I
found the sauce here lacking
strength and zing compared to
Not an issue with my main course – for a
change I tried Dal Makhani, a Punjabi veggie
dish of whole black lentils cooked overnight
with tomato, butter & cream. Far from my fear
of a black mound of fibre rather than flavour, I
was delighted to be served a rich red (and
reasonably-sized) dish that was absolutely
delicious, and that I will now order again
hoping that, if elsewhere, others can compare
to this Khushi’s version.
Sides included a refreshingly interesting version
of raita with green apple and mint.
All lunch-time dishes are £5.95 each.
– 10 Antigua Street, EH1 3NH
– 0131 558 1947
Wine: Seasonal Pairings
always have high hopes for March and it
never fails to disappoint. The days are
Idiscernably lighter and the melting pot of
weather means one day you are jacket off in
the sunshine, the next you are catching
snowflakes. My cooking takes on a hopeful,
warmer palate in anticipation of spring.
Salads are not just the preserve of the
sunshine and whilst the lettuce, cucumber
and tomatoes triand is still a summer’s dream,
the prospect of a crunchy salad is perfectly
feasible. The bite of kohlrabi, beetroot and
celeriac pair fantastically with the tang of
oranges, in abundance at this time of year,
boosted with slices of duck breast or ham.
This kind of dish needs a wine with some zing
to contrast the crunch and zest but also
some smoothness. Alsace wines have just the
right balance so I’d be heading for a Pinot
Blanc, Pinot Gris or Riesling (the former the
lightest, the latter the punchiest) to pair with
I find myself turning to the spice cupboard
more at this time of year and seeking out
some warmer flavours in what I cook. Oily
fish, like mackerel or sardines, are sustainable
and fantastic for your health, and they also
take strong flavours extremely well. The
whole fish or fillets can be marinated in a
curry paste, grilled and finished off in with
lime juice pretty easily for a spicy midweek
dish. With so many flavours going on the
wine is always going to be secondary so I
tend towards a new world rosé; it has enough
flavour to stand up to the fish, and some
sweetness to offset the spice.
I make the most of blood oranges whilst they
still can be found on the shelves and Blood
Orange and Campari cake is one of my
favourite ways of doing this. It’s an Italianstyle
semolina and almond (gluten-free) cake
which has a lovely sweet, grown-up taste.
Find the recipe in ‘Polpo, a Venetian
Cookbook (of sorts)’. I wouldn’t match it with
wine, but would instead hit the cocktail
shaker and make a negroni to wash it down.
The cake keeps fantastically well and is also
delicious with coffee for a wee elevenses
Find out more about wine at
Review: Credo I believe
here’s nothing quite as exciting as having
a new restaurant to visit. So Mr Bite and
me sped along along to Credo, formerly
La Mula Obstinada, Tapas Tree and ESI.
A facelift means the restaurant is now a light,
airy space where natural materials are softened
by a palette of Zen-like grey, lilac and blue.
Nice touches come from candles, flowers and
artwork, particularly a quirky mural depicting a
At £15 for three courses, £11.50 for two, first up
is a MET plate (Mezze, Antipasti, Tapas) to
share. It comprises tasty Thai fish cakes, a very
garlicky hummus, chicken liver pâté funky with
flavour, delicate salmon mousse and giant
asparagus spears with hollandaise. These are
tasty morsels which whet the appetite and
demonstrate attention to detail. The variety is
exciting and the plate changes daily.
A slab of tender pork belly under chewy
crackling for main course is delicious.
Colcannon is silky with butter, heaving with
cabbage. Mint and pea purée is SO much more
than garnish and skinny honeyed carrots are
sweet, al dente, flavoursome. Meat falls from
bone effortlessly on Mr Bite's duck confit
whilst the skin is properly crispy and
caramelised. Fondant potato gets an
enthusiastic nod too. My critical dining
companion is very happy.
An assiette of desserts is a stunning showcase
of chef’s talents. A pale primrose- hued lemon
tartlet and frangipani with bite from flaked
almonds demonstrate pâtissier skills. Wild
berry homemade ice cream is tart and creamy.
Red wine pannacotta is all a wobble and heady
with vanilla. Just when you think life can't get
any better you unearth fresh fig from the
bottom of a fine crème brûlée.
A bottle of Embra complemented Mr Bite’s
duck whilst I had a nice glass of NZ Sauvignon
Blanc voluptuous tropical fruits with just a hint
Attention to detail at Credo is excellent. Each
mouthful has been considered and the value
for money is outstanding. (S. Wilson)
– 46 Queen Charlotte Street, EH6 7EX
– 0131 629 1411
Tue-Fri 12noon ‘til late
Sat 11am ‘til late; Sun 11am ‘til 5pm
Recipe: Chocolate and Coffee
Parfait with Tonka Bean Ice Cream
from Paul Gunning at Purslane
280g dark chocolate
150ml strong coffee
6 egg yolks
• In a bowl place chocolate broken up into
small pieces, coffee and 60 ml cream and
melt over a bain marie. Once melted and
smooth, remove from heat and leave to
• Meanwhile beat egg and sugar until thick
• Add chocolate mixture into egg mixture
until well combined and place in fridge to
• Meanwhile whisk remaining 400 ml of
cream until soft peaks form, and then fold
chocolate mix into cream and chill.
5 egg yolks
600ml single cream
125g caster sugar
1 Tonka bean, grated
• Heat the cream and grated Tonka bean
together over a medium heat. Stir every
now and again, and do not let the cream
boil. When it's nice and steamy, turn the
heat off and clamp a lid on. Allow to
infuse for 5-10 minutes.
• In a medium sized bowl, beat the egg yolks
with the sugar. You don't need to
incorporate air, just make sure that the two
are well mixed.
• Pour the hot cream onto the yolks, stirring
constantly to prevent any scrambling. You
could strain the cream first, but I like the
Tonka bean flecks.
• Rinse and dry the pan used to heat the
cream, then pour the custard back into it
and heat gently, stirring constantly, until
thick and creamy. Aim for the texture of
thick cream, and never allow it to boil.
• Churn the mixture in an ice cream machine
until set. Transfer the sorbet into a freezerproof
container and chill in the freezer for
1-2 hours, or until set.
Review: Hewat’s Restaurant
In the neighbourhood
find Hewat’s colourful sparkly décor
warm and welcoming but accept that the
Iabstract art and chandeliers may not be
to everyone’s taste. The food however,
should be. Good produce, refined dishes and
great value for money – the midweek dinner
menu offers 2 courses for £18.95, 3 at £22.95.
I started with what has become Chef Richard
Hewat’s signature dish, black pudding with
haggis risotto and crispy pancetta. Carnaroli
rice yielded a supreme creamy texture and
when combined with soft pud and a shard of
salty pig this dish had me scraping my plate
and then mopping it some more with the
handy fresh walnut bread. Mr Bite had
sautéed king prawns with a chilli sauce that
was fiery and sweet. Two beautifully
Medley of sea bass, salmon, king scallop and
langoustine with light garlic and sun blushed
tomato fish nage, spinach mash and sugar
snaps peas for main course kept me very
happy. Lots of fish, tasty tatties, and a
colourful Provençal lift from snappy peas and
intense tomatoes. Mr Bite had roast
tenderloin of boar with braised pork belly,
apple compote, crackling, pulled pork mash,
and braised Savoy cabbage with chorizo.
Except he didn’t. The mash had black pudding
through it and the cabbage was sprouts.
Unfortunately he dislikes both of these
ingredients. The meat was excellent and the
crackling sublime. Despite some culinary
peccadilloes, still a delicious plate of food.
For dessert my Tiramisu crème brûlée didn’t
cut the mustard at all. It was just the wrong
side of firm and the topping was not glassy
and brittle. A shame. Mr Bite’s warm
chocolate torte with forest fruits and cream
was excellent; good 70% dark chocolate and
in keeping with every other dish of the
evening the portion wasn’t shy.
Hewat’s needs tweaking to reach perfection
but it is a good neighbourhood restaurant
and reliving our meal for this review had me
drooling again. (S.Wilson)
– 19-21b Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1QF
– 0131 466 6660
Dinner Mon-Sat 5pm-last booking 9.30pm
Foodie Q and A with
Who are you and what do you do?
Heather Macleod. Singer, with The Bevvy Sisters
www.bevvysisters.co.uk who release their
second album Plan B at the end of March
How did you think of your name?
Singing at a bar with two girlfriends, we thought
it was a fine twist on The Beverley Sisters; our
other option was the St Andrews Sisters.
What would you cook for a romantic
dinner a deux?
Seafood and Steak.
Who would be your ideal date and
My very soon husband-to-be! Well, he’s the one
and only – great conversation, craic and ‘click’,
very pleasing on the eye. He loves his food too.
What would you drink?
French martini aperitif, light white followed by
deep red. Finish with brandy coffee.
What is the most romantic meal you
have ever eaten?
Where was it and why was it so romantic? A
memorable meal at Stravaigin in Glasgow. A
birthday meal and a rare wee window of time
away together. Most recently an amazing meal
at a locally run restaurant in Crete. Homemade
'village' sausages, lemon and rosemary
chicken, and aubergine like I'd never tasted.
What is your idea of an aphrodisiac
Seafood, particularly lobster.
What would be your ideal soundtrack
for a romantic meal?
Al Green, Etta James, Ray Charles - soul.
What is your favourite food/drink
related song/piece of music and why?
You Go To My Head. Beautiful melody that
tallies perfectly with the lyric. A Chicken Ain't
Nothin' But A Bird - Louis Prima, very cheeky.
What is your favourite restaurant
in Edinburgh and why?
Fishers in Leith, although I'm interested in
The Ship on the Shore as its environment
Monica’s in Crete.
What is your fave bar and why?
My ‘local’ for many years was Black Bo’s,
until it finally changed hands recently. lt
felt a bit like Cheers! Home to travelling
musos and kent faces. These days –
Summerhall, The Royal Dick, very local as
my office is based there.
Who would you most like to go out
drinking with and why?
If dead or alive – John Martyn for a large
dash of madness, Stevie Wonder for a
large dash of wonderment, Judi Dench
'cos I love her wry wit. My hubby to be
because it never happens…ooh, I'd just
dearly love the chance to just go out
drinking. It’s a long lost concept with a
small child and a busy life!
What would you pack for a picnic?
BBQ, pink fizz, plastic tumblers, pals, kids
and music. Blanket with waterproof
backing. We are in Scotland.
What would you order for a last
Lobster, Steak, Bevvy! Ooh, I haven't
mentioned Stornoway Black Pudding,
from my homeland, which would have to
Launch parties for the new album take
place in Edinburgh 28th March, Glasgow
Glad Café 29th Mar and London,
The Harrison, on 9th April.
Scottish Seasonal Cheese
of the Month:
made by Rory Stone ,
Highland Fine Cheese, Tain
he 4 Ewe's make is a simple
short truckle hard cheese, very
much on the hard Pyrenean
style with sweet and caramel notes to
the finish. The cheese is made with
lower scald of around 36 centigrade
in order to retain a little more
moisture and culture. Ewe's milk
cheese always takes far longer to
mature mainly due to the increased
protein and fat available (which is not
the same with cow’s milk). The result
of the extended maturing time
usually gives a greater depth of
flavour and we hope it
is well worth the wait.
Highland Wagyu Try a little tenderness
f there was a flagship product for the
Scottish Larder, beef would be a strong
Icontender. Aberdeen Angus is recognised
worldwide as a premium product but in
recent years other pedigree breeds have been
gaining attention too.
Some Scottish chefs are even buying the
legendary Japanese Wagyu but this beef is
from Perthshire, not Tokyo!
Highland Wagyu is a company based in
Dunblane. Husband and wife team, Mohsin
and Martine Altajir are rearing 'fullbloods' i.e.
cattle with 100% Japanese genetics. They also
crossbreed and rear pedigree Angus,
Highland, Dexter and Shorthorn.
You will find their beef on menus at
L’Escargot Bleu, L’Escargot Blanc, Castle
Terrace, Scran and Scallie, and The Kitchin.
Tom Kitchin calls the Wagyu “the best beef in
the UK” whilst Fred Berkmiller (pictured
below) has commented that eating it “has the
sensation of a first kiss”. Fred tells me that he
buys a whole carcass and cooks every part of
the animal. So you may see shin of beef on
the menu at his L’Escargot restaurants which
Fred Berkmiller insists that only fullblood breeds are
served in his L'Escargot Restaurants.
– Beef Cuts –
© Mandy Maria Illustration.
will have been slow cooked
for 24 hours.
Wagyu has a high level of
marbling which gives the
beef a supreme buttery
flavour and exquisite
tenderness. High levels of
omega 3 and 6 mean it
monosaturates than other
beef. Not only does it taste
delicious it but it is a healthy
It's also an ethical buy.
Herds graze on lush
Highland Wagyu – check out that
Perthshire grassland and eat feed which is GM
free with no growth hormones and is fortified
with organic seaweed. Cattle are fattened at a
natural pace and the process is not artificially
accelerated. Martine Altajir
states:” We respect each animal
from nose to tail right through
the life cycle. We pamper our
Wagyu cattle and that ethos
continues with our luxury
Wagyu beef. I personally
inspect each carcass to ensure
the Wagyu beef is premium
Bite tasted some sirloin cooked
medium rare, in a hot pan with
no oil and just a touch of sea
salt at the end. It had ‘hot knife
through butter’ tenderness, a
luscious creamy flavour and
mouth-feel and left one supremely satisfied. It
really does live up to expectations.
Find out more at www.highlandwagyu.com
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Languedoc Notebook: L’Oignon de Lézignan
“Occupes toi de tes oignons“
his is a saying from the south of France
meaning “mind your own business”. It
translates as “look after your onions”
and in the village of Lézignan-la-Cebe, near
Pezenas they are certainly doing this.
Onions are the most used vegetable
worldwide with more than four million
tonnes produced on average every year. India
is the biggest producer with France not even
making it in the first twenty, so what is so
special about this onion from Languedoc-
Well to start, they have been producing
onions there since the 17th century and have
created an onion that is now an AOC and in
my opinion it is ‘the caviar of the onion
world’. You will find it in the local markets
from spring to the end of the summer. It does
not keep very long due to its water content
and does not travel very well so if you
happen to be travelling in this part of the
world, bring back a few kilos!
You will quickly recognise it; with a white
skin, and flat shape, it varies in size and can
reach 2kg. Best of all though is its unique
sweetness; you can bite into it just as you
would an apple.
I am looking forward to going home in the
summer as one of my favourite dishes is the
onion, potato and egg salad my mum
prepares with a light olive oil dressing; one of
life’s simple pleasures.
It also can be cooked of course and it takes
the famous Pissaladiere to a higher level.
Alternatively, roast it and serve warm with
some goats’ cheese and you will have a very
Next month I will give you a recipe for it with
another product of the Languedoc terroir,
the well kept secret of the Chickpea from
Carlencas... “À bientôt”
runs La Garrigue at
3 Jeffrey Street
Beer: The Great Heck Brewery
ne of the more notable consequences
of what, I suppose we must call the
Craft Beer Explosion, has been a
peculiar sort of reverse homogenization. New
breweries seem keen to turn their hand to
pretty much any style of beer; Belgian IPA,
London witbier, 90 shilling from Colorado,
sours from anywhere. With such an explosion
of choice, we appear to be losing sight of our
regional specialties; it’s a bit as if the great
vineyards of Bordeaux ripped up all their old
vines and planted a load of Shiraz to meet
The flipside is that a lot of these new wave
beers are obviously very, very good indeed; as
is the case with the beers from Yorkshire’s
Great Heck Brewery.
Great Heck is a relatively recent addition to
the Yorkshire brewing scene and a classic
Yorkshire Bitter is notable by its absence from
their roster of bottled beers. Instead their
beers have a predictable, aggressively hopped
American influence. Even their weissbier
favours the Californian over the Bavarian.
It’s called Amish Mash (nice pun) and I
suppose we can dump it in the small but
rapidly growing category of Hopfenweiss (A
German style weiss, with a generous helping
of US hops).
In the glass it is a very muddy, hazy, buttery
gold. It has a decent effervescence but its
head lacks the fluffiness of a genuine
weissbier. The nose is assertive with a big
threp of satsuma, clove, cardamom pod and
dried banana. The palate is rather full-bodied
with a good balance of the sweet fruity notes
and bitter, spicy hops. This bitterness builds
towards the finish which is lean, zesty, dry
It’s a great beer and comes in at a lunchtime
friendly 4.7% abv. Although it might not be
very traditional, at well under three quid a
bottle it compares very favourably to the
equivalent stuff from across the pond.
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Healthy Eating With: Real Foods
From apples and pears to global wares...
‘Not 3 bob, not 2 bob but 1 bob a pound for
our organic potatoes’ is what you might
have heard at our market stall in 1963.
50 years later we still like the patter about
our fresh produce, but we’ve had to come
up with new rhyming slang for our growing
organic fruit and veg range.
So, if you want some locally-grown bright
eyes and bushy tail (kale) or something
more exotic - a healthy glow (mango),
come and have a gander at our organic
Visit us in-store or go online to choose
your own mix of organic fruit & veg in the
exact quantities you need - a fresh
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Cocktails: Refreshingly Simple
think I’m becoming an
old fart! “What do
you mean becoming?”
D struggles to say through
her howls of laughter.
“Have you only just
realised? You were
already an old fart last
Anyway, sarky comments
from D aside, I’ve noticed
a growing tendency to
cocktails and I just don't
like it! (Not the drinks, I
hasten to add, just the
given to them). How does the addition of
some exotic fruit juice to a well-loved drink
or the swapping of a twist of lemon for a
slice of grapefruit become a re-invention of
an original drink? Surely its just a tweak and
not some “modern re-working of an old
favourite that had fallen out of favour!” You
might change its name slightly but you
wouldn’t claim to have re-invented a
To illustrate my point I thought I would turn
the clock back to the golden age of cocktails
and remind you of one of my favourite
cocktails – the fizz. A very simple cocktail with
a few basic rules: one sweet, two sour, three
strong and four weak. In the
case of the gin fizz that is 1/2
measure of sugar syrup, 1
measure of lemon juice and
2 measures of gin shaken
over ice, strained into a small
Collins glass and topped up
with soda water. Garnish
with a slice of lemon.
A few things to note: the
glass should be small (no
bigger than a 8oz glass) and
well chilled. Don’t add any
ice to the glass as this
makes it a Tom Collins. And
try to get your soda water
from an old-fashioned soda
siphon, it really does make a difference.
Now if you change the base spirit to, say,
brandy, it isn’t a “re-invention”, it is simply a
brandy fizz. Likewise a vodka fizz is made
with, yup, you’ve guessed it, vodka! Simples!
There are limitless variations (not reimaginations)
of this classic – add an egg
white to the gin fizz and it becomes a silver
fizz, add an egg yolk, it’s a golden fizz or add a
whole egg and it’s a royal fizz. Include a little
double cream and, hey presto, a cream fizz!
So, this old fart says “go ahead and
personalise your drinks, just don’t
sensationalise them!” (M. Earl)
Insider: The Less is More
regret the passing of the handwritten,
photocopied menu, with about ten main
Idishes to choose from. Or perhaps, more
accurately, I should say that a scant four
years since I last spent substantial time in a
restaurant kitchen, the methodology seems
Today most menus are printed, and are
described and planned (meticulously) along
'seasonal' lines, which is to say they are
changed four times a year. The average menu
now has about five choices for main course,
that’s about twenty dishes a year...hardly an
inspiring thought for ambitious young chefs.
Especially as the main ingredients are the
usual suspects: scallops, sea bass, salmon,
duck, pork, risotto etc. Not so with the
aforementioned daily changing (sometimes
twice daily), handwritten menu.
It can be argued that coming up with ten
variants on main courses every day could be
a bit stressful for a chef. And what about
quality and consistency? I would counter
that we are not talking Michelin-starred
finesse here, rather bistro style grub at about
a tenner a head. Expectations should not be
heightened. And any stress to the chef will
be ameliorated by the endless possibilities of
a daily changing menu. Ultra seasonality if
An obvious instance is amounts: I've caught a
single brown trout and stuck it on a menu; or
been given an, about to explode, puffball
mushroom and dipped it in soy then red
wine followed by Worcester sauce before
charring it and serving it as a veggie steak for
two. A couple of snipe and a single
woodcock? Two sea urchins? Three goose
eggs? Fire them over and we’ll do something
with them. (When that single woodcock is
gone you just score it off the menu...there
will still be nine choices left.) Freshness and
flux is my culinary mantra. Not endless
painstaking preparations for the serving of
six dishes over a three-month period.
Slipping loosely under the title of this piece
– when various well-known chefs talked
about their guilty eating pleasures lately, it
reminded me of my preferences whilst on
duty. When I was starting out at the Tinto
Hotel in Symington, I survived on pints of
Custard and Carnation milk. Later, at the
Howard Hotel in this fair city, three bowls of
Sugar Frosties a day did the trick. I feel sure
that these revelations will give you full
confidence in my culinary opinions…
The endless possibilities of a daily changing menu.
Ultra seasonality if you like
Healthy Eating With CNM:
Getting your Vitamin B6
Why you need it:
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) helps the
– absorb protein and carbohydrates
– prevent skin and nerve problems
– develop the foetal brain during
– build the immune system in
– make the hormones serotonin
and norepinephrine which
– make melatonin which helps to
regulate our body clock.
What do you find it in?
Vitamin B6 can be found in many
foods including, chicken, lentils,
brown rice, sunflower seeds and
The use of fresh garlic can help you
to ensure that you are having a good
supply of this vitamin. Adding
chopped or crushed garlic into any
savoury dish towards the very end
of cooking, can help retain more of the garlic’s
beneficial properties. For the brave hearted, why not try
juicing garlic? Wrap a clove in a green leafy vegetable –
this helps to counteract some of the odour both on
your juicer and your breath, and juice as normal. Or how
about adding raw, chopped garlic to mashed potatoes?
Just mix with a drizzle of olive oil at the mashing stage
and be amazed at how delicious it tastes!
(If on medication, check with your health professional before taking
By Sam Folcarelli, for the College of Naturopathic
Medicine (CNM) in Edinburgh.
You can find out more about training with CNM for a career in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy,
by attending one of CNM’s free-to-attend Open Evenings in Edinburgh. Next dates: Tuesday 4th
March and Tuesday 1st April 6.30pm-8.30pm.
Off The Trolley: Loyalty Cards
f your wallet is like mine,
it’s stuffed with dog-eared
cards from various coffee
shops and cafés dotted
around town. Most have a
single stamp on them, many
belong to long shut
establishments but like a
collection of ticket stubs, I
hang on to them as the
memory of cake past. I have
stacks of duplicate cards for
the same places, the
consequence of never finding the one I need
when I’m in the queue ordering and so taking
another to start anew. Eventually I may
collect 10 stamps, spread over 6 or so cards,
and hand them over to receive my
complimentary coffee. And with it, a new
card: pristine, full of promise, destined to be
lost in my handbag.
Yes, loyalty cards are ubiquitous in coffee
shops and sandwich places. But cards that
reward you with cake are harder to find, and
more precious for their rarity. Here are a few
of my favourites.
Mimi's Bakehouse (at the Shore and the
Royal Mile) is renowned for its towers of
buttercream and mountainous wedges of
sponge. While a cupcake might be reward
enough for the cake-eater, they
offer a loyalty card which, once
filled, earns a free one. But they
also cater to instant gratification:
buy five cakes or traybakes and
get the sixth free.
The Howard (Great King
Street) serves one of the best
afternoon teas around, but their
Afternoon Tea Club card is not
to be missed. Rewards start as
soon as your second visit, and
include free champagne upgrades, tickets to
events, and complimentary afternoon tea for
two. Register at The Howard: and have a spot
of tea while you're at it.
But my newest favoured loyalty card comes
from John Lewis. A bit late to the retail
card game, they've come in with a winner:
with their shop card comes a stack of
vouchers, each good for one complimentary
coffee and cake each month. Since my card
popped through the mailbox, I have created
monthly occasions to visit the café. I'm sure
there are other benefits to their reward card,
but frankly this is enough for me.
So find a wallet with a few extra pockets and
start collecting those stamps: because loyalty
should be rewarded – with cake. (R. Edwards)
....a new card: pristine, full of promise, destined to be lost in
What’s In Season: Fat Tuesday A time for pancakes...
I wonder if I’m the only person who laments
the departure of Italian cheese makers,
Gabriele Caputo and Adriana Alonzi. You
remember them; they made some of the best
ricotta and mozzarella this side of Rome. Do you,
my dear readers, have any idea what they are
doing now? I’d love to know. The reason for
recalling this memory is because of my March
recipe – ricotta pancakes. Every time I buy this
addictive soft cheese, I have a wee sigh; fond
memories of Adriana and Gabriele’s wonderful
This month sees the beginning of Lent and Shrove
Tuesday – Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, call it what
you like, to me it’s just Pancake Day! Thick or thin,
sweet or savoury, for breakfast or dinner, they
must be one of the best multi-purpose dishes to
make. It has been know for me to devour them
with hot or cold smoked salmon (I’m rather
partial to the Dunkeld Smokehouse fish) and
crème fraîche, followed by pancakes with berries,
yoghurt and honey, but I am a gannet! There’s
something more comforting about the thicker
type over the more refined crepes. I mean, you
can’t really have skimpy, lacy ones with fat slabs
of crispy bacon and maple syrup; you need
something substantial to soak up that sticky sap.
If you make them small enough, plop on some
sour cream and caviar, you have canapés, dahling.
Best of all is a heaving plateful, a table laden with
toppings and hungry bellies waiting to tuck in –
gluttony at its best!
Lea writes http://OfftheEatenTrack.
wordpress.com and is @BakersBunny on Twitter
Tub of ricotta
1tblespn caster sugar
(omit if making savoury)
8-10oz self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
Juice and zest of a lemon
• Blitz eggs with sugar (if using) until foamy.
• Add ricotta, lemon zest and juice, blitz again.
• Sift flour and baking powder into another bowl.
• Mix in the egg and ricotta gloop.
• Add enough milk to make a stiff, dollopable batter like Scotch pancakes.
• Put large spoonfuls of batter on a pre-heated, greased griddle or
heavy-based frying pan.
• When bubbles form on the top, flip over and cook for another
2-3 mins or until they feel firm to the touch.
• Serve with whatever takes your fancy.
What else is in my basket?
Rabbit, lamb, oysters, wild trout, spring greens, sorrel, kale, watercress,
Bistros and Brasseries
Bijou – A local eatery for breakfast, lunch &
dinner, or maybe just a cheeky glass of wine. An
ever changing menu, available in 3 different sizes,
bijou, medium and main – you choose. Private
Dining available. Free wifi. 2 Restalrig Road
Edinburgh, EH6 8BN – 0131 538 0664
Bread Street Brasserie – A classic Brasserie
offering a seasonal Scottish menu cooked with
flair and imagination. Everything is cooked on the
premises and the menu includes classic dishes
which utilise the best of Scottish seafood and
beef alongside vegetarian and vegan options. All
is served in a buzzy, professional, friendly setting.
Lunch: 12pm-2pm, 7 days (Sunday 12.30pm-
2.30pm) , pre-theatre from 5pm-7pm (£12.95 for 3
courses), dinner: 5pm-10pm. 34 Bread Street,
Edinburgh EH3 9AF – 0131 221 5558
The Edinburgh Larder Bistro – Inspired by
local ingredients, The Edinburgh Larder Bistro
serves the best of Scotland’s landscape on a plate.
Tucked away downstairs on the corner of Alva
and Queensferry Street the Bistro is a hidden gem
with cosy dining rooms that blend beautiful old
and modern décor. Proud to work closely with
suppliers who treat Scotland’s wild, natural
resources with honour they offer a uniquely
Scottish experience that doesn’t stop at the food.
The menu also offers a range of Scottish gin, malt
whiskies, local beers and artisan roasted coffees.
Their bakery launched in December 2013 and is
open from 11am-5pm Tue-Sat serving a beautiful
range of cakes and artisan breads. The bistro is
open Tuesday-Saturday (closed Sunday & Monday)
with lunch served between 12pm-2.30 and dinner
1a Alva Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4PH
– 0131 225 4599 – www.edinburghlarder.co.uk
Elbow – Eat ... the freshest produce from cakes
to steaks. Drink ... grape to grain and everything inbetween.
Enjoy ... the little things that count. . Bar
open 11am-1am, 7 days.Lunch, dinner & snacks
daily from 11am –10pm. Burger & a cocktail £10
every Wednesday all day! Monday Movies,
Tuesday Pub Quiz, Friday's Live Music & D.J's.
133-135 East Claremont Street, Edinburgh
– 0131 556 5662 – www.elbowedinburgh.co.uk
The Shore – Next to the famous Fishers
restaurant on The Shore sits this classic bistro
from the same owners with wood panelling, huge
mirrors, open fires and hearty satisfying food. The
food is a creative mix of classic British dishes
with a modern European twist. Set lunch Mon-Fri,
2 courses £13, 3 courses £16. Bar snack menu also
available all day. Live folk and jazz musicians
entertain customers in the bar on Tuesdays and
Sundays. Open everyday from noon-late. 3 Shore,
Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QW – 0131 553 5080
The Olive Branch – With its large windows
and relaxed atmosphere is the perfect place to
enjoy a relaxing brunch, lunch or dinner in the
company of friends or family, with children under
14 welcome until 8pm. Using the best local
produce, we aim to provide inventive seasonal
dishes with a Mediterranean feel, as well as
classic comfort food. Open Mon to Fri 11.45 to
10pm, Sat and Sun 10am to 10pm. 91 Broughton
Street, EH1 3RX – 0131 557 8589
Stac Polly Brasserie, Gin & Wine Bar –
Scottish lunch menu with meat, fish, vegetarian
options and sharing platters. Light bites from midafternoon
and throughout the evening. Selection
of premium Scottish and London gins and
beautiful, modern Scottish décor. Open 7 days a
week from 12 noon until midnight. Mon-Sat
12noon-2pm. Brunch 12.30-3pm on Sundays. 29-33
Dublin Street Edinburgh EH3 6NL
– 0131 5562231 – www.stacpolly.com
One Square – a vibrant bar and restaurant,
offering a modern, uniquely British take on the
classic grand café, serving an inventive range of
dishes by award-winning Executive Chef, Malcolm
Webster, from breakfast and afternoon tea to latenight
dining, all with views of Edinburgh Castle.
The bar features over 40 different varieties of
premium gin. Open daily from 7am to midnight,
food served until 11pm.
1 Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR
– 0131 221 6422 – www.OneSquareEdinburgh.co.uk
Purslane – It's all about the produce at this
bijou restaurant in Edinburgh’s boho
neighbourhood of Stockbridge. Fresh local
seasonal ingredients are the foundation upon
wich Chef Paul Gunning creates stunning dishes.
He uses a mix of old and new techniques with a
nod to worldwide influences and the result is top
notch dining but in a casual unbuttoned ambience.
33a St. Stephen Street Stockbridge, Edinburgh EH3
5AH – 0131 226 3500 –
www.purslanerestaurnt.co.uk – Open for lunch &
dinner Tues-Sat 12 noon-2pm and 6.30pm-11.30pm.
Calistoga – Current Holders of ‘Speciality
Restaurant of the Year’ at Scottish Restaurant
Awards. Edinburgh’s original and only Californian
restaurant. Our unique fresh food is prepared by
our great kitchen team who are inspired by the
flavours of California. Wine List of over 100
Californian wines at only £5 above shop prices. Try
us or book one of of unique Wine, Whisky or Beer
Tastings Dinners. Private Dining.
70 Rose St. Lane North, Edinburgh EH2 3DX
– 0131 225 1233 – www.calistoga.co.uk
Fish and Seafood
Fishers in the City – A spacious and stylish
space – the epitome of a classic city centre
eatery. Set in a converted warehouse on cobbled
Thistle Street the comtemporary surroundings
offer the perfect venue for a casual lunch or
initmate night out. A firm favourite with locals
and visitors for fabulous Scottish seafood. Set
lunch & pre-theatre menu, 2 courses £13, 3 courses
£16, everyday 12 noon-6pm. Open everyday from
12 noon - late. 58 Thistle Street,
Edinburgh EH2 1EN – 0131 225 5109
Fishers in Leith – has been the last word in
Edinburgh's finest casual dining for 21 years. The
original Fishers is nestled on the historic shore of
Leith. Set in a 17th century watchtower it has two
beautiful dining areas, the round room and bar and
the restaurant as well as outside dining. All offer
great atmsophere and, of course, fabulous Scottish
seafood – Set lunch & pre-theatre menu, 2 courses
£13, 3 courses £16. Open everyday from 12 noon - late.
1 Shore, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6QW
– 0131 554 5666 – www.fishersrestaurantgroup.co.uk
The Ship on The Shore – Seafood Restaurant
and Bar. Sustainable Scottish seafood served with
simplicity and style complemented by a carefully
chosen and extensive wine and champagne list.
Try the fruits de mer for two or the oysters, both
with champagne. The Ship also serves lobster,
smoked salmon, mussels, crab, monkfish, bass and
much more. Seasonal specialities include game
and meat dishes. Outside seating. Food served
Mon-Sun noon-10pm. 24-26 The Shore
– 0131 555 0409.
Bistro Provence – Head Chef Paul Malinen
and Patron Michael Fons bring the taste of Le
Midi to Edinburgh. Taste typical Provencal dishes
and wines in this friendly relaxed bistro. The
menu changes seasonally and there is a
degustation menu everySaturday night. Open
Tues-Sun 12 noon-10pm. 88 Commerical Street,
Leith – 0131 344 4295 –
La Garrigue – Regional French Cuisine and
Terroir Wines from the Languedoc/Roussillon. A
restaurant where ‘Chef Jean Michel Gauffre brings
warm Languedoc to your plate’ (Peter Irvine,
Scotland The Best). Simple and stylish with the
relaxed ambience of a French bistro and a firm
favourite with locals and tourists alike. Winner of
the Good food Guide Readers’ Restaurant of the
Year 2010. Also Gordon Ramsay’s Best French
Restaurant 2010. Open 7 Days for Lunch & Dinner.
31 Jeffrey Street – 0131 557 3032
La P’tite Folie – Informal, bustling bistro with
mixed clientèle. Favourites include moules frites,
steak frites, beef bourguignon, duck, etc. Extensive
wine list. 2 course lunch £10.50, noon-3pm. Dinner
a la carte 6-11pm. Closed Sundays. Large groups
catered for, set dinner available.
9 Randolph Place – 0131 225 8678
61 Frederick Street – 0131 225 7983
L'Escargot Blanc – first floor West End
restaurant. Sit beside a window and reminisce of
the bohemian Latin Quarter or Marais district of
Paris. Traditional French and classic dishes such as
garlicky Snails, Rabbit in Dijon mustard, Sheltland
lamb Navarin or Cassoulet, Îles Flottantes and
Tarte Tatin. Provenance is paramount here and
expect to find imported goods from well reputed
producers only. Open Mon-Thurs 12 noon-2.30pm
and 5.30pm-10pm. Fri & Sat 12 noon-3pm and
5.30pm-10pm. Closed Sunday. 17 Queensferry St
– 0131 226 1890 to make a reservation
L'Escargot Bleu – “French twist using the best
of Scotland”. The Auld Alliance is alive and well!
Chef Patron Fred Berkmiller seeks out others that
share this passion for excellence. Producers of
Scotland for 1st class quality meat, fresh water
fish, handpicked fruits and vegetables whilst his
partner Betty will proudly serve you Hervé Mons
exclusive selection of French cheese.
Recommended by the Michelin Guide and listed
in the best 5 restaurants by Peter Irvine/Scotland
the Best. Open Mon-Thurs 12 noon-2.30pm and
5.30pm-10pm. Fi & Sat 12 noon-3pm and 5.30pm-
10.30pm. Closed Sunday (open 7 days during
August). 56 Broughton Street – 0131 557 1600 to
make a reservation – www.lescargotbleu.co.uk
Mia – simple, cosy and welcoming. Serving
delicious food, fine wines and fresh Italian
coffee. 2 course lunch £7.50 with a dessert and
glass of wine £9.50 (Mon-Fri), £8.50 & £10.50 (Sat),
2 course dinner £14.95 & £16.95 (Sat). A La Carte
available daily from 10am-late.
– 96 Dalry Rd, EH11 2AX – 0131 629 1750
Kurdish / Middle Eastern
Hanams –Authentic cuisine in the heart of
Edinburgh and and voted one of Britain’s Top 5
Middle Eastern Restaurants by the Telegraph. The
menu features falafel and baba ghanoush,
charcoal cooked shish kebabs and
mouthwatering exotic ices and desserts. There is
an extensice Dry Bar and shish balcony(blankets
provided!). Open 7 Days. 3 Johnston Terrace, EH1
2PW – 0131 225 1329 – www.hanams.com
Pomegranate – Middle Eastern Street Food
and Shisha Bar. Cold and hot mezes, kebabs, a
wide selection of vegetarian dishes, main courses
and mouthwatering desserts. BYOB with no
corkage charge. Non-alcohol bar available plus
Shisha pipes. 1 Antigua Street, Edinburgh,
EH1 3NH – 0131 556 8337
Laila's Mediterranean Bistro and
Takeaway – Middle Eastern and Mediterranean
favourites – fresh salads, paninis, wraps, and mezze
style light meals. Breakfast from 8am daily,
specialty coffees and teas and Mediterranean and
Middle Eastern cakes and pastries throughout the
day. Laila’s tranforms into a warm and cosy bistro in
the evening with olive tree inspired decor, hanging
lanterns, comfy seating, delicious dinner menu,
BYOB and free corkage. 63 Cockburn Street, EH1
1BS – 0131 237 2448 – www.lailas-bistro.co.uk
Los Cardos – Fresh Mex Burritos, Quesadillas and
Tacos made-to-order with choice of grilled
marinated chicken, steak, haggis, and slow-cooked
pork. Vegetarian and vegan options also available.
Fresh made guacamole and choice of five salsas
ranging from Mild to Extra-Hot. Delivery to EH3,
EH5, EH6, EH7 and EH8 postcodes. 281 Leith Walk
– 0131 555 6619 – www.loscardos.co.uk
Field – This restaurant as its name suggests
loves 'field-fresh food' and is proud to showcase
Scotland's larder in a menu of tasty, innovative,
seasonal dishes. The wine-list is carefully chosen
and tempting. A cosy, unpretentious,
neighbourhood restaurant in the University /
Old Town area. which also happens to be superb
value for money 2 Courses £11.95 / 3 Courses
£14.50. 41 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DB
– 0131 667 7010 – www.fieldrestaurant.co.uk
– Sittings: Tues-Sat 12 noon-2pm and
The Forth Floor Restaurant, Bar &
Brasserie – The best in contemporary eating
and drinking & un-paralleled views from the
Castle to the Firth of Forth. Executive Chef Stuart
Muir uses fresh seasonal Scottish produce to
create food of the finest quality by matching
modern flavours with classical techniques. Fresh,
sustainable seafood available from the Seafood
Bar whilst the Brasserie offers round the clock
eating. Brasserie: Mon-Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-
5pm; Restaurant: lunch – Mon-Fri 12 noon-3pm, Sat
& Sun 12 noon-3.30pm, dinner, Tues-Sat 6pm-10pm.
Book on line at www.harveynichols.com
– 30-34 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh,
EH2 2AD – 0131 524 8350
experience. Expect a menu of exciting
interpretations of modern and traditional cuisine
using locally sourced produce. We have a fantastic
selection of Scottish beers and a fine array of
single malt whiskies at both Dublin Street and St
Marys Street Bistro. Private dining rooms at Dublin
Street and St Mary's Street Bistro. Open 7 days.
New menus online – www.stacpolly.com
29-33 Dublin St – 0131 556 2231
38 St Mary’s St – 0131 557 5754
a room in leith and teuchters landing, a
room in the west end and teuchters bar
– Two well-loved Scottish bistros attached to
two well loved bars. The emphasis is on quality,
fresh, locally sourced Scottish food and drink .
Spend the day with us meandering between bar
and restaurant! The west end, 26 William Street,
EH3 7NH – 0131 226 1036. Leith, 1a Dock Place,
EH6 6LU – 0131 554 7427 – www.aroomin.co.uk
No. Ten Restaurant – Attached to the Royal
College of Surgeons this restaurant is tucked
away from the hubbub of the old town but also
close to the Festival Theatre and other arts
venues. It offers an excellent value Pre Theatre
menu and a seasonal A La Carte menu with an
emphasis on high quality Scottish provenance
ingredients available 5pm-10.00pm.
10 Hill Place EH8 9DS, – 0131 662 2080
Stac Polly – Stac Polly is one of Edinburgh's
original restaurants for authentic Scottish food
and atmosphere; now in its 23rd year. Stone walls
combine with flickering candles, crisp linen and
twinkling glasses to give a truly Scottish
Turquoise Thistle – Fine dining in a relaxed
atmosphere. A La Carte Menu from 5pm; pretheatre
menu from 5pm-7pm. Bar area serving
signature cocktails and a great selection of
Scottish beer and lager in convivial surroundings.
At Hotel Indigo, 59 York Pl, EH1 3JD
– 0131 556 5577 – www.hotelindigoedinburgh.co.uk
The Whiski Rooms – Glamorous new sister
venue to the award winning WHISKI on the Royal
Mile. With iconic views over the mound to
Edinburgh, it's an all day dining bar &
bistro/restaurant serving fresh Scottish food.
Stocking an impressive range of premium spirits,
wines and Scottish beers,ciders and over 300
whiskies. Beside the bar is a specialist whisky shop
where you can buy the bar's range and more. Daily
– Whiski Bar & Restaurant, 119 High Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 1SG, 0131 556 3095.
Whiski Rooms Bar & Bistro, 4-7 North Bank
Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP – 0131 225 7224
Whiski Rooms Shop – 0131 225 1532
Iggs and Barioja – Est. 1989 and recently
featured in Channel 5’s Restaurant Inspector.
Modern Spanish Cusine and Tapas using the finest
ingredients imported directly from Spain
alongside the best of local, seasonal Scottish
produce. 2 AA Rosettes. An excellent wine list
which has won many accolades including the ‘AA
Most Notable Wine list Award’.
Iggs, 15 Jeffrey Steet – 0131 557 8184 and
Barioja, 19 Jeffrey St – 0131 557 3622
Tapa – With its white-washed, high-vaulted walls
adorned with a stunning floor to ceiling antique
bull fighting poster and live Flamenco guitarist on
Friday & Saturday evenings, Tapa in Leith evokes
memories of lazy summer holidays spent with
family and friends. Sunday afternoons are a must
as their Andalusian Head Chef prepares Paella in
the restaurant while you eat! The perfect tonic if
you have over indulged the previous evening! 19
Shore Place, Edinburgh EH6 6SW
– 0131 476 6776 – email@example.com
Tex Mex – Donald Mavor, head chef and
proprietor brings the heart of Mexico to your
table, emphasising traditional Mexican food with
an authentic menu. Try the flaming fajitas and the
potent Margaritas ‘the best in town’. Good fun,
tasty food and very affordable.
64 Thistle Street – 0131 260 9699
Bars and Bar Food
The Abbotsford – City’s finest ‘island bar’. Est.
1902 specialising in Scottish real ales (6) and malt
whiskies. Food served all day in the bar. Lunch &
dinner in the Restaurant ‘Above’.
3-5 Rose Street, EH2 2PR – 0131 225 5276
Boda Bar – A cosy, friendly bar with a subtle
Swedish twist. Regulars, Leithers, Students and
Tourists mix together are all welcome. When you
book the backroom for more than 15 people you
get a small, free buffet. Here you can try the
lovely Idun’s Elderflower cider, Aquavit and many
odd shots. Every Monday is live music and on
regular basis there are Bar Boot Sales. Check web
page for all events: www.bodabar.com Open Mon-
Fri 2pm-1am, Sat noon -1am and Sun 1pmmidnight.
229 Leith Walk – 0131 553 5900
The Canons’ Gait – Royal Mile Bar & Bistro
specialising in Ales from Scottish micro breweries.
Reputation for impressive bar food. Live Music.
Cellar Bar free hire. Food served: Mon-Sat noon-
8pm. 232 Canongate, High Street, EH8 8DQ
– 0131 556 4481 – www.canonsgait.com
The Cumberland Bar – Spacious New Town
local, lots of rooms and beer garden. Eight real
ales on tap. Plus good wine list. Food all day.
Sunday Roasts (till 6.00pm).
1 Cumberland Street EH3 6RT – 0131 558 3134
Element –Tucked away just off Princes Street in
amongst the boutiques of Rose Street you will
find Element. The bar has long since established
itself as the perfect place to eat, drink and relax
right in the heart of the Edinburgh. Whether you
fancy a quick drink after work, a bite to eat or a
long lazy lunch, Element will deliver above and
beyond. 110-114 Rose St EH2 3JF – 0131 225 3297
Jake’s Place – A rustic bar and kitchen serving
the best in American and Scottish craft beer, malt
whisky, bourbon and rye. A succulent fusion of
American and Scottish street food. Opening
hours: Mon-sat 12 noon-1am; Sun 12.30pm-1am
– 9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
– 0131 226 1446 – www.jakes-place.co.uk
Joseph Pearce – Joseph Pearce's popularity is
testament to the warm and genuine welcome it
extends to a diverse clientele. During the day a
raised area to the back is a family-friendly haven,
stocked with all the toys, highchairs and feeding
paraphernalia that junior patrons and their
beleaguered parents could require. From 5pm a
more grown-up but equally laid-back atmosphere
pervades, making Pearce's a favourite haunt of a
cool crowd seeking simple relaxation or perhaps
taking part in one of the regular jogging. Many will
be there to enjoy the Scandinavian-tinged menu
of gravadlax, pork meatballs with root vegetable
mash in a plum sauce or smoked haddock with
crisply roasted hasselback potatoes and poached
egg, all washed down with a great draught and
bottled drinks selection Open Sun-Thurs 11ammidnight,
Fri-Sat 11am -1am.
23 Elm Row – 0131 556 4140.
The Guildford Arms – Edinburgh’s finest Real
Ale Bar Est. 1898 (10) ale taps mainly Scottish, (13)
keg beers/ciders, good wine and whisky lists. Food
served all day in classic Victorian bar or boutique
‘Gallery’ restaurant above.
1-5 West Register Street – 0131 556 4312
The Huxley – Your home from home in
Edinburgh’s West End. The Huxley is the perfect
place to relax, refuel, gather with friends and
enjoy our extensive cocktail list. An informal vibe
where the focus is on terrific food – burgers and
dogs, beautifully created cocktails, wide selection
of beers and wines served with exceptional
customer service. The burgers are listed as some
of the best in town whilst the ‘dogs’ include,
‘naked’ and ‘chilli-cheese’ versions which regularly
change and evolve. Small plates and boards of
tempting tapas also feature. Coffee and homebaked
pastries to sit in or to go make this a very
flexible venue. 1 Rutland Street, EH1 2AE
– 0131 229 3402 – www.thehuxley.co.uk
The Lioness of Leith – Bar/brasserie situated
in the heart of Edinburgh’s vibrant and
fashionable Leith area specialising in fine British
and European food and drink. Since opening in
December 2013 The Lioness has rejuvenated Duke
Street to make this end of town a goto area
synonymous with good times. Live DJs, eclectic
and quirky decor, in a relaxed atmosphere,
combined with a fantastic selection of local and
international premium beverages and an exciting
and innovative choice of cocktails, mean there’s a
new destination for Edinburgh’s foodies and style
set alike. The Lioness of Leith is on Facebook and
is at 21-25 Duke Street – 0131 629 0580.
Nobles – With this café bar and venue, the
Phoenix has risen from the flames. Since reopening
this classic Victoriana bar has very quickly
established a top reputation as a classy watering
hole, fine eatery and live music hub and continues
to charm critics and customers alike. Nobles has a
warm, inviting and contemporary feel whist
maintaining it's traditional, bold wood and stain
glass heritage. The menu is locally sourced and
expertly prepared to an exceptionally high
standard. Music also plays a large part in the day to
day life of Nobles so expect to see top drawer,
original live music from Tuesday through to Sunday
following food service. Real ales, a fantastic wine
list, high speed wi-fi, fresh Fairtrade TM coffee plus
various organic loose leaf teas complete the
experience. Opening times 12pm-1am Monday to
Friday, 10am-1am Saturday and Sunday. Children &
Dry well behaved dogs are welcome.
44a Constitution Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6RS
– 0131 629 7215 – www.noblesbarleith.co.uk
The Old Chain Pier – Under the new
management of Billy and Peter Ross, this
Newhaven bar has a glass frontage with views
over the firth of forth which allow one of the
finest panoramic views in Edinburgh. The water
almost laps your toes. Real ales, bottled beers,
wines and whiskies. Fresh, homemade pub food
made on the premises daily. Child and dog
friendly, beer garden. 32 Trinity Crescent,
Edinburgh, EH5 3ED – 0131 552 4960
The Queens Arms –A hidden jewel, below the
cobbles of Frederick Street and steeped in
Scottish history. This New Town pub provides a
home from home for locals and tourists alike.
With an amazing selection of real ales, Scottish
Whiskies and a twist on some classic cocktails
you're guaranteed to enjoy this cosy wee pub.
49 Frederick Street, EH2 1EP – 0131 225 1045
Roseleaf Bar Café – A cosy bar café off the
shore in Leith serving fresh juices, real ales, local
bottled beers, cracking coffee, loose leaf teas &
“Pot-Tails!”... cocktails in teapots! All served up in
Grannies finest bone china. Barry brunchs served
from 10am till 5pm & din-dins & munchies served
from 5pm till 10pm everyday with daily changing
specials including Sunday roasts & home baked
bread & deserts all made with luv! Locally
sourced, free range & organic where possible
cause it tastes really, really good! Free WIFI,
wheelchair & child friendly. Open from 10am-1am
everyday. For bookings call 0131 476 5268 or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 23-24 Sandport Place,
Leith – www.roseleaf.co.uk
The Salisbury Arms – In the shadow of the
majestic Arthur's Seat and opposite the
Commonwealth pool. A beautifully refurbished
country-style pub in the city, log fires, leather
couches and a stunning restaurant area. Serving
quality home cooked food with an interesting
wine list and cask ales. 58 Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh,
EH16 5AD – 0131 667 4518
The Sheep’s Heid – village pub & restaurant in
Duddingston and Edinburgh’s oldest surviving
watering hole. Pull up a chair near the roaring fire,
dine on Scottish seasonal food or in the warmer
months, kick back in the beer garden. Real ales on
tap, wine list and a skittle alley available to hire
for parties. 43-45 The Causeway, Edinburgh, EH15
3QA – 0131 661797. Open everyday
Sofi’s – Sofi’s bar is the port in the storm, it is the
little squeeze in a hug, it is home from home. So
feel free to sink in and snuggle up, with a glass of
wine, or a pint of beer. On Friday and Saturdays it
is more like a party in the kitchen with many
delightfully tasty cocktail s on offer. Lots of
events: Sing Songwriters nights, Clothes swaps,
Knitting nights, Film nights and variety of cool
parties. Check webpage: www.bodabar.com
Open Mon-Fri 2pm-1am, Sat noon-1am Sun 1pm -
1am. 65 Henderson Street – 0131 555 7019.
The Street – A popular mixed bar at the top of
the very funky Broughton St. By day the glass
front makes it an ideal place to relax inside or out
with a coffee & people watch, whilst at night it
attracts a livelier crowd with a buzzing
atmosphere. Good pub food such as homemade
burgers & enchiladas until 9pm, and snacks such as
nachos, homemade chilli & potato wedges until
midnight Sun-Thurs. Premium selection of beers,
wines & spirits and cocktails and Rekordelig cider
on draft! Open 12pm-1am Mon-Sat, 12.30pm-1am
Sun. 2 Picardy Place, EH1 3JT – 0131 556 4272
Victoria – Victoria’s philosophy is that everyone
who is nice is welcome to join the party. The
drinks range is chosen and proven by staff and
regulars, including beers from at least thirty-five
different countries and their own-brand Iduns
swedish cider. Events include a language café
every Monday, live acoustic music every so often
and irregular speed-dating singles nights. Any
sense of gimmickry is nicely underplayed, though.
With a child-friendly ethos during the day, a warm
and moodily lit atmosphere at night, a wellstocked
bar and very friendly service, all you need
for a great local is right here. Check facebook for
all events. Open Mon-Fri 2pm-1am, Sat noon -1am
and Sun 1pm- midnight.
265 Leith Walk – 0131 555 1638.
The White Horse – The bar is an institution on
the Royal Mile where it has been serving thirsty
locals and tourists alike in several different guises
since 1742. Come along for a glass of wine, pint,
meal or simply a coffee and a slice of cake. Great
bar menu available. The White Horse is also a free
fringe venue in the private stable room to the rear
of the building throughout the festival. Opening
times: Mon-Thur 12 noon-11pm, Fri & Sat 12 noon-
12 pm, Sun 12 noon-11pm.
266 Canongate – 0131 557 3512
Edinburgh Larder – A relaxed bright and
welcoming café with a delicious selection of
local, good quality food using organic/seasonal
ingredients whenever possible. Great coffee from
Artisan Roast, teas from Eteaket, lovely
homebaking inc. superb cakes! Fully licensed with
tasty local craft beer and cider. Free WiFi,
wheelchair and child-friendly. Open from 8am-
5pm Mon-Thurs and 9am-5pm Sat-Sun.
15 Blackfriars Street, EH1 1NB – 0131 556 6922
Hemma – A newly opened café/bar with great
brunch, lunch, buffet, smörgåsbord platters,
dinners and last but not least cakes. A family
friendly haven daytime and a party place at night
with 12 well chosen draughts on tap and an
extensive cocktail list. It is a big place where you
can bring 130 of your friends and have a great
party on the mezzanine level. Every Friday is a
after work DJ starting from 6pm. Other events like
networking meetings, promotional events, Vintage
pop up shops and plenty others are occurring on
a frequent basis. Come and have a look! Open
Sun-Thurs 11am-midnight Fri-Sat 11am -1am.
Tun Building, 75 Holyrood Road – 0131 629 3327.
Union of Genius Soup Café – You need soup
and we have soup – officially the best soup in
Scotland! Two of our soups are Great Taste Gold
award-winners. Each day we serve six different
soups, flavour-matched with artisan breads. We
always have veggie and vegan options, and most
of our soups are naturally gluten-free. We have
Artisan Roast coffee, Eteaket teas and a gorgeous
range of hot chocolates from the Chocolate Tree.
Open 10am-4pm Mon-Fri.
8 Forrest Road, EH1 2QN, – 0131 226 4436
– www.unionofgenius.com and we are now
mobile – see ‘Soup Van’
Craft Pattisserie and
La Cerise – is a fresh and innovative patisserie
cake and coffee shop that will leave you hooked
on Café Culture. Individual cakes, celebration
cakes, pastries, award-winning home-made icecream
and more – all made fresh on the
premises. All products are hand-crafted fine
foods made from the best quality ingredients.
Many are gluten-free and they use free-range
eggs. From homemade soups that will transform
your lunchtime into a five-a-day brain-booster, to
cakes and desserts that evoke sheer ecstasy, and
delicious savoury items. 199 Great Junction
Street (corner Bangor Road), Leith, EH6 5LQ –
0131 555 6065. LRT buses: 1, 7, 10, 14, 21, 34, 36.
Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm – www.lacerise.biz
Eat Walk Edinburgh – A foodie walking tour,
presently in the top ten of activities in Edinburgh
on Tripadvisor with a five star rating. The morning
tour takes in the Canongate and visits a number
of shops and bars where you get the chance to
talk to the locals and taste some great Scottish
produce. The afternoon tour takes in the Old and
New Towns offering more of a full meal as we
meander between six venues tasting food, wines
and whisky as we go. Both tours last three to
three and half hours. Gift vouchers are available
for the Foodie in your life.
Visit our web site for further information at
Foodie Gift Shop
Cranachan & Crowdie – Purveyors of Fine
Scottish Food, Drink & Gifts, this Royal Mile gem
is Edinburgh’s leading speciality food & gift shop,
selling only Scottish products. Choose a unique
present or create a tantalizing Scottish food
hamper filled with award winning delights. Their
range includes scrumptious Scottish must-haves
such as smoked venison and salmon, cheese,
chutney, shortbread, tablet, chocolate, haggis,
black pudding, tea, coffee, beer and spirits.
Beyond the array of edibles are quality Scottish
gifts including Harris Tweed, earthenware, handblown
glass and an exclusive range of ex-whisky
barrel pieces. Open daily 11-6.
263 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8BQ
– 0131 556 7194
La Cerise – Award winning artisan ice cream. 5
Bronze awards at the Royal Highland Show 2012.
All ice-creams are gluten-free and are homemade
using Scottish milk and Scottish cream. No
fat substitutes or flavourings. All available as
cones or in tubs to eat-in or take-away and a
huge range of flavours which include the exotic
and well as classic favourites. 199 Great Junction
Street (corner Bangor Road), Leith, EH6 5LQ
– 0131 555 6065 – www.lacerise.biz
LRT buses: 1, 7, 10, 14, 21, 34, 36.
Open Mon-Fri 8am-6pm.
Affogato – gelato e caffé. Specialising in
artisanal gelato, made fresh daily on the premises.
All crafted using the finest ingredients with no
artificial flavourings or colours. Our gelato is
vegetarian with plenty of gluten-free and dairy
free (vegan) options. Large seating area. Sit in or
takeaway. Handmade cakes, Illy coffee, Valrhona
chocolate and savoury snacks. 36 Queensferry
Street, Edinburgh. EH2 4QS (2 minute walk from
Princes Street) – www.affogatogelato.co.uk or
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Macarons? – Mademoiselle Macaron now
offers classes at the beautiful Edinburgh School of
Food and Wine. Vouchers are also available for
gifts. For more information visit:
Union of Genius Street – Find Dumbo, our
Citroen H van on the NW corner of George
Square, next to Middle Meadow Walk. Dumbo
carries four different Union of Genius soups each
day, paired with Manna House breads. The South
Side is now the Soup Side! With our Forrest Road
café and Dumbo, you can now find 10 Union of
Genius soups each weekday. Dumbo trades
Fish ‘n’ Chips Pierinos – Situated in the
heart of the Shore area of Leith, Pierino’s is
renowned for it’s traditional Fish & Chips,
Takeaway Favourites and authentic Italian Pizzas
and Pasta, which is achieved by paying special
attention to every fine detail and only using the
very finest ingredients. Pierino’s have been offering
traditional Fish & Chips since 1983. You’ll also find
an array of other favourites, such as homemade
Pizzas, Burgers, Kebabs, Pasta and great value Meal
Deals. If you are looking for the best Fast Food in
Edinburgh, then order online for delivery or
collection with our easy to use website.
Call 0131 477 7727 or order online at
11 Bernard Street, Leith, EH6 6PW
Los Cardos – Fresh Mex Burritos, Quesadillas
and Tacos made-to-order with choice of grilled
marinated chicken, steak, haggis, and slow-cooked
pork. Vegetarian and vegan options also available.
Fresh made guacamole and choice of five salsas
ranging from Mild to Extra-Hot. Delivery to EH3,
EH5, EH6, EH7 and EH8 postcodes.
281 Leith Walk – 0131 555 6619
10 Wine Bar – A vibrant and contemporary
space, offering an extensive list of wines supplied
by Corney & Barrow, A large selection of beers
and spirits are also available along with tapas,
light snacks and sharing plates. 10 Hill Place, EH8
9DS – 0131 662 2080 – www.tenhillplace.com
Open 12 noon-10pm.
Le Di-Vin – is Edinburgh’s most sophisticated
Wine Bar beside La P’tite Folie restaurant on
Randolph Place. You can enjoy complementing
charcuterie with your favourite wine as most are
sold by the glass. Open Mon-Sat 12 noon ‘til late.
Closed Sundays. 9 Randolph Place, EH3 7TE
– 0131 538 1815 – www.ledivin.co.uk
Bacco Wine – Independent Italian wine and oil
specialists. Delivering only the best Italy can offer.
Free delivery on any 6 bottles case and special
discounts in the Edinburgh area. New Shop Open
Now at 136 Dundas Street
Henderson Wines – Independent wine
merchant. Wine ranges from £5 a bottle on offer
wines to £100 plus on fine clarets and champagne.
A good range of collectable Malt Whiskies up to
£300 a bottle. 100+ beers available. Collectable
spirits also. Home delivery.
109 Comiston Rd – 0131 447 8580 and new shop
now open at 23 Roseburn Terrace – 0131 337 4444.
Sideways Wine Store – Californian wine
specialist. Over 150 wines and beers available. Free
delivery in Edinburgh area. Buy direct from
70 Rose St. Lane North, Edinburgh
EH2 3DX – 0131 225 1233 – www.Calistoga.co.uk
Vino Wines – Local, Independent and Different.
The best wines of the world, the UK, world craft
beers and specialist artisan spirits. Branches at
Grange Loan, Stockbridge, Morningside and
Broughton St – www.vinowines.co.uk
– @vinowineshops – email@example.com
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136 Bruntsfield Place
0131 229 5566
MIA is simple, cosy and welcoming.
Serving delicious food, fine wines and fresh Italian coffee.
2 Course Lunch – £7.50 – with a dessert or a glass of wine – £9.50 (Monday – Friday)
2 Course Lunch – £8.50 – with a dessert or a glass of wine – £10.50 (Saturday)
2 Course Dinner – £14.95 – with a dessert or a glass of wine – £16.95
A la Carte Menu available all day
Come and enjoy yourselves in
our relaxed atmosphere.
Open daily from 10am-Late
Mia Restaurant, 96 Dalry Road, EH11 2AX
T: 0131 629 1750
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