Alternative Burns Night in Edinburgh

Burns Night is a great time to sit down with friends and family, and enjoy Scotland’s national food and drink. Thankfully, listening to Burns’ poetry isn’t mandatory and can you always nip to the toilet whilst someone is droning on in some oft forgotten language. But what if you fancy doing something a wee bit
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Tales of the Cocktail on Tour

Edinburgh is fast gaining a reputation has one of the UK’s cocktail hotspots, with a fantastic range of bars, including Bon Vivant, The Devil’s Advocate, Panda & Sons and Bramble, which was recently ranked number 32 in a list of the world’s top 50 cocktail bars. And the rest of the world will have the
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The Refinery & Dishoom

For a number of years, the southern side of Edinburgh’s grand St Andrew Square felt extremely neglected, with a many of its buildings either lying empty or virtually starting to crumble. However, after a couple of years of (often controversial) construction work, the area is springing back to life and brings with it two new
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Epicurean @ The G&V Hotel

Last Thursday saw the launch of a stylish new bar in the heart of Edinburgh’s G&V Hotel – Epicurean.  Located on the ground floor of the landmark hotel, Epicurean has breathed life into what used to be a slightly awkward space for the hotel – to be honest, it was never high on my list
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Norn, Edinburgh

Living in Edinburgh, the number of new restaurants which open in the city can often be overwhelming –I’ve a list of restaurants the length of my arm to try.  But there was something special about Norn which meant that, just four weeks later, I was sitting in the new restaurant and ready to be impressed.
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Foundry 39

Just prior to the start of the Edinburgh festivals (which feels like a LONG time ago now!) Queensferry Street welcomed a new restaurant in the form of Foundry 39.  The bar is located in the building which was home to the much loved Bar Roma for more than thirty years (along with a less loved
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HopScotch Whisky Bar

Last week, I nipped into HopScotch Bar on George Street, which has popped up as part of the Edinburgh festivals.  Located towards the west end of bustling street, the bar is Diageo’s first foray into the festival celebrations, designed to take visitors on their own journey of whisky discovery. On arrival, I was immediately greeted
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Dram & Smoke @ The Biscuit Factory

Pop-up bars are ten a penny during the Edinburgh festivals, as both parts of my round-up will attest.  However, pop-up restaurants are a slightly rarer creature, obviously due to the set-up and equipment required.  This hasn’t deterred London-based Dram & Smoke though, who have set themselves up in The Biscuit Factory, just off Bonnington Road,
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