Christmas Cocktail & Street Food Festival This year’s crop of Christmas markets in Edinburgh is not quite as ghastly as in previous years. The blue boob on George Street is a gross eyesore, but the food quality on offer at the main site in East Princes Street gardens looks a notch better than previous years …

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HutI ventured to the East Princes Street Gardens part of the Christmas markets, today, to see what they had to offer. In previous years, things like Well Hung and Tender Beef have been on offer, here, but things are a little different, this year. The configuration of the place, with the big wheel and ice …

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Menu boardLaughing Stock formed the cornerstone of this year’s Bristo Square al fresco dining experience, with a number of stalls featuring a range of different things, situated next to the big purple Udderbelly cow. I’d opted to try their veggie burger and not had much luck with it, but I strongly suspected that their strengths …

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Menu boardI had some excellent food experiences during this year’s Festival period, with an influx of really impressive street food places proving particularly good. Things are looking up for December dining, too, with the arrival of another invasion of little wooden stalls, with St Andrew Square the main focus. There are some familiar faces with …

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After my rant about Christmas menus, it was always going to be interesting at my own work’s Christmas lunch, this year. I was confident that Calistoga would see us right, though. It has a very solid reputation for December value, and a number of folk I know value it very highly as a regular dining …

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