Scran

Scran Ah, scran. What a tremendous word it is. It might be my favourite general descriptor for food, which is probably why I chose it for the Scran Salon which ran from 2014-17. It is more famously the epithet used by Tom Kitchin in his Scran & Scallie and Southside Scran restaurants. I was intrigued …

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Marchmont Takeaway I’ve been hitting it pretty hard since I’ve been back, catching up with lots of lovely folks and re-exploring my home town. I’ve hit a bit of a wall in the last few days with the reality of the need for sleep and nutritious food finally dawning. I was pondering the extreme need …

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Lady Libertine The Bon Vivant was recently recognised as the best restaurant bar in the UK for the second year running at the Class Bar Awards. This is a major industry award in a competitive sector in which Edinburgh excels.  Bon Vivant owner Stu McCluskey’s burgeoning empire now extends to four bar restaurant sites across …

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Rose Theatre Cafe One of the places that opened in my absence that I was most keen to visit was the Rose Theatre Cafe, on Rose Street. My dear old Mum used to attend the premises in her youth when it was the Charlotte Chapel. Over the past few years it has increasingly been used …

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Uplands Roast My current regular route involves much criss-crossing of the Meadows. I have consequently been rather pleased to discover some good new coffee options on my wanderings. In addition to the excellent Detour, I bumped into George Square police box coffee place Uplands Roast the other day and made a note to return as …

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