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,…

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…

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…