December 30, 2016 Review of the Year No Comments

Review of the Year – August 2016

August, as is our usual practice, was turned over largely to the consideration of the various street food and pop-up options that come to town as part of the annual Festival fun.

Highlights this year were the excellent Gardener’s Cottage Wood Shed in George Square, which was a rose among some considerable thorns. Section 33 had two very good stalls. The BBC tent’s food offering was piss poor.


The Boxsmall traders – Pizza Geeks, Jones & Son, Street Box, Shrimpwreck, Orinoco, Daizy Delicious – did excellent work throughout the month. The Caorunn Artists’ Garden was a prime place to hangout. Le Bistrot by Patisserie Maxime was fantastique.

We visited some year-round places, too, with Hula continuing to hit excellent heights and Art & Vintage proving highly charming. Lovage was a lovely new addition to our restaurants making good use of the local larder. The Left Hand dinner at Salt Horse was one of the best meals of the year.

Kenji Sushi brought great Japanese to Stockbridge and Down the Hatch was a surprisingly top quality find in South Queensferry.

On the downside, Tony Singh at the Apex makes less and less sense, and Shri Bheema’s was underwhelming.

Most popular review of the month was our 2016 “Stuff Guide” which celebrated the city’s best whatnots and hopefully guided you towards good pizza, burgers, cocktails and the like.

Written by BKR