ROAST – The Sunday roast menu has arrived. According to Wikipedia, the Sunday roast is a traditional British main meal, typically served on Sunday (hence the name), consisting of roasted meat, roast potato, and accompaniments such as Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, vegetables, and gravy.  Now that sounds quite a simple concept you would think, but we’ve struggled…

 Dinner at The Etive Restaurant Blue skies and sunshine were promised for Valentine’s weekend so we did some last minute planning for a road trip West.  We enjoyed an overnight stay at The Ranald Hotel in bustling Oban on Friday night and a hearty dinner at Coast restaurant.  The next day we set sail on…

Steak and a Shake for £10 at No 8 Lister Square The new Quartermile district in Edinburgh has been a bit of a mystery to us with modern apartments springing up amid the Victorian buildings of the old Edinburgh Royal. We love how the architects have blended striking glass towers with Edinburgh’s old traditional stonework.…

Taisteal is the re-booted “Field Grill” restaurant, aka the site of the fondly remembered Buffalo Grill in Stockbridge.  While the decor hasn’t changed with the name, the menu certainly has with chef Gordon Craig still in charge but this time letting his creativity run riot.  They have a choice of five starters, five mains and…

We were let into one of Edinburgh’s best-kept secrets when we visited La Petite Mort in Tollcross.   Tucked away behind Bennet’s bar, just next to the King’s Theatre, this atmospheric restaurant oozes theatrical drama as we approach.  The muted grey walls and ornate wood bar (from a ship apparently) can be seen past the flickering…

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