Leith Chop House

Leith – Edinburgh’s culinary quarter – has had a difficult time of it the past year or so.  Michelin-starred stalwarts Kitchin and Wishart are still wowing diners, but The Shore has waved farewell to favourites Mitas, Chop Chop and Fatma over the past twelve months, with very little to replace them.  Thankfully, Leith Chop House
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Fyne Ales Tap Takeover @ The Hanging Bat

About two weeks ago, I sent a very excited e-mail to a few friends, asking them to keep Thursday 17 September clear in their diary.  Why?  Well, my favourite Edinburgh beer bar – The Hanging Bat – and my favourite brewery – Fyne Ales – were teaming up for a tap takeover.  This would see
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A Drinker’s Guide to the Edinburgh Festivals

I’ll be taking a break from the blog during August to recharge the batteries and enjoy the delights/madness of the Edinburgh Festivals.  However, I’d never leave you to navigate the world’s biggest arts festival alone, so here’s my top boozy recommendations if you find yourself in Edinburgh this August.   The Hendrick’s Emporium of Sensorial
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Natural Selection Brewing – Bitter Descent

2015 marks the fifth year of Natural Selection Brewing (NSB) – a collaboration between Heriot Watt students and Edinburgh’s Stewart Brewing.  Each year, students from the university’s brewing and distilling masters apply for the chance to spend their summer developing a beer from scratch.  This covers everything from the design and trailing of the recipe,
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Scottish Juniper Festival 2015

Despite being a big whisky fan, my favourite boozy event of 2014 ended up being the inaugural Scottish Juniper Festival.  Held in Edinburgh’s Summerhall arts venue to coincide with World Gin Day, the event brought 15 Scottish gin brands together under one roof, with the entry price allowing for a sample (or two…or three!) at
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Usquabae, Edinburgh

It’s an easy assumption to make that Edinburgh is overrun with whisky bars, but this isn’t strictly the case.  Yes, there are plenty of bars which sell whisky, but ‘proper’ whiskies bars are few and far between.  By this, I mean bars which are almost exclusively dedicated to Scotland’s national drink, with well trained bar
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VDeep Leith

This review first appeared in April 2015 At the start of the year, I was disappointed to see that The Vintage, which used to be located at the end of my road, was to close. It did one of the best brunches in Leith and, as the baby of the Williams Bros, had a great
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