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Meeting the Kilted Lobster’s Beefy Brother – Rib-Aye!

What is Rib-Aye? Almost one year ago we met a very passionate chef, Colin Hinds, who had just launched his first restaurant on St Stephen’s Street in Stockbridge called The Kilted Lobster.  Colin told us at the time that he had a plan, lots of ambition and we were to keep an eye out for his […]

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A new menu for Chaophraya Edinburgh.

We love getting invitations to try new restaurants and menu launches so when Chaophraya Edinburgh invited us to “Journey to Thailand – a new chapter at Chaophraya” our first thought was of packing suitcases and heading for the airport.  We double checked the invitation and instead headed for 33 Castle Street in Edinburgh and took the […]

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Knockderry House – Scotland’s most Romantic Hotel?

Boys Eat Scotland visit Knockderry House I absolutely love late September.  As the days start to shorten it’s time to prepare for winter, stocking up on logs for the fire, red wines to drink, candles to burn and thoughts turning to hearty stews and crumbles to cook.  It’s the time of year to add some extra hygge […]

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Dinner at One Devonshire Gardens

We enjoyed a wonderful overnight stay at One Devonshire Gardens just before Christmas a couple of years back so we just couldn’t say no when invited to try out their degustation menu with matched wines. Set back from the bustle of the busy Glasgow West End and occupying five elegant town houses linked together, Hotel […]

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Scotrail’s Summer Steam Train Trips

Throughout August and September, ScotRail are running Summer Steam Train Trips from Edinburgh Waverley to Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders.  We turned back the clock on Sunday and let engine No 46100 Royal Scot take the strain as it puffed its way through the glorious Borders countryside.  We enjoyed a hearty breakfast on the way, […]

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Festival Dining: Dram and Smoke Pop up at the Biscuit Factory

London based Dram and Smoke have popped up in the Biscuit Factory in Leith for this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.   The idea is a simple one where a disused building is transformed into a hip and happening restaurant for a few weeks.  For a fixed price of £40 per person you get a welcome cocktail, the […]

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Festival Dining: Cannonball Glengoyne Whisky Supper

Contini Cannonball Restaurant and Bar are hosting Glengoyne Whisky Supper during the month of August in their beautiful restaurant right next to Edinburgh Castle on The Royal Mile. The whisky supper is the perfect introduction to Scotland’s national drink and not only do you get to enjoy a delicious 2 course meal, you will meet […]

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Ziggy’s in St Andrews.

St Andrews isn’t our usual stomping ground but when the opportunity to try one of the towns longest standing family owned and run restaurants came along we jumped at the chance. Ziggy’s has been a permanent fixture in the town centre for over 30 years attracting students and locals alike for its American grill classics […]

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Review: Badger & Co. Edinburgh

Boys Eat Scotland review of  Badger & Co. Edinburgh When we were invited to try out Badger & Co. we immediately thought cocktails! Hurrah! Little did we know that there was more to Mr Badger than an inventive cocktail or two – he also has a food menu that shakes up a few classics and […]

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Dinner at The Queens Arms, Edinburgh

Boys Eat Scotland review of Dinner at The Queens Arms The Queens Arms reaches out to you from its basement location on Frederick Street and you can’t help being drawn in to this most welcoming pub that was packed with a lively mixture of locals and visitors when we arrived for dinner a week or […]

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