The murmurs of anticipation came good and Edinburgh recently welcomed Thomasina Miers’ Mexican street food emporium, Wahaca. True to its country of inspiration, the interior is a riot of colour in geo patterns and motifs. My pal Steph and I visited not long after its opening, to find a place […]

Wahaca Edinburgh – ‘Ritas & Street Food


When your dining companion has just returned from a trip to Barra with tales of uber-fresh seafood, you hope that the evening’s restaurant of choice goes some ways to eradicating the green-eyed monster. Mercifully, Fishers in the City, a smart but relaxed eatery on Thistle Street, succeeded in showing that […]

Review of Fishers in The City for Bite Magazine



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I first visited Greywalls almost a quarter century ago. An impromptu stop-off during a family ‘magical mystery tour’ drive of East Lothian left memories of an imposing driveway, a beautiful country mansion and flowerful walled garden. As The Silver Fox and I recently approached the hotel, situated right next to […]

Greywalls & Chez Roux Review


From Musselburgh through to North Berwick, East Lothian’s coastal route is peppered with tempting food pit-stops. Archerfield Walled Garden might have the trump card though; boasting everything from deli, to café, to the bar supplied with fresh beer from its own on-site brewery. We arrived as a family trio (mum, […]

Archerfield Walled Garden Review



  Being a part-time Dunbar resident these days, I was pretty excited when I read about a new one-day festival that’s taking place in the town’s Lauderdale Park on Saturday 3rd September. Daytripper promises a full day’s line up of music, from local acoustic, pop and1 and folk acts to […]

Dunbar Daytripper Festival -3rd September


I have a bit of an embarrassing confession, which is that the majority of Indian restaurant meals I’ve ever reviewed have left me in a post-meal coma. Mostly, it’s because I have a bit of a thing for the starters. Poppadums, pickles, pakora, those wee samosas…the full belly induced yawns […]

Mumbai Mansion – Indian Restaurant Review



The Whiski Rooms, situated in a former bank premises, offer a friendly spot to indulge in Scotland’s famed amber spirit both in the glass and on the plate. I recently went for a catch-up dinner with my pal Janet. I started with an expertly-fixed Whisky Sour; always a good opener […]

Whiski Rooms Review for Bite Magazine


It’s been a few years since I last reviewed this branch of Café Marlayne (its sister  is located on Thistle Street) and I was relieved to see the solid standard of bistro fare was not only up to scratch, but had evolved a little too. The stark white walls of […]

Review of Cafe Marlayne for Bite Magazine



OK – so if you’ve been following the foodie stories of this blog for past gut-expanding, seven years or so, you’ll know that The Silver Fox and I don’t get out and about *kwite* as much as we used to. Felix the Fox cub, the adorable, nonsense-talking little guy is […]

Deeply dippy about VDeep Leith




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It’s been awhile since I’ve had much of a thread through the blog regarding how much I love wine; however it’s not to say my love has been forgotten! How lucky, then that a couple of months ago, the lovely Christine Nicolson (Sales & Marketing Manager) from de Burgh Wine […]

A case of delicious wines from de Burgh Wine Merchants


Checkpoint is the now-permanent incarnation of the space that previously existed as a festival a pop-up. Open all day, every day and situated in the heart of student-land, the team behind this massive dining space are clearly keeping their options open. Emily and I visited on a quiet Thursday evening, […]

Review of Checkpoint for Bite Magazine