Christmas came early for us recently as we were invited to try out Kyloe’s festive menu.  We were last here in May for a birthday celebration and are always impressed by the organised service and quality of food that emerges from the compact kitchen that also caters for the Huxley below.  We arrived on a…

Dinner Bed and Breakfast at Aultbea Hotel on the North Coast 500. The Aultbea Hotel was the second last stop on our North Coast 500 tour and the biggest surprise.  We were greeted by a stunning sunset over Loch Ewe and by the equally lovely Ballal who together with his partner Robin bought the hotel…

Lunch at The Mustard Seed in Inverness Our North Coast 500 road trip started off in beautiful Inverness and we were invited by the family owned Mustard Seed restaurant to come along and sample their popular lunch menu. Situated on the banks of the River Ness, this former church was bustling with happy diners on a…

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…

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…

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,…