Today was not my first trip to the Bon Vivant. It wasn’t even my first review of the place, as a few months ago I reviewed their cocktails for Social and Cocktail. But it was the first time I’d eaten there, so it was with considerable Friday vigour motivating my stride that I journeyed towards …

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Rick’s, the chic boutique hotel on Frederick Street, used to be a virtually perpetual haunt for me, a few years ago. Their bar restaurant prides itself on offering some of the best cocktails in the city, so is popular with the Friday evening after-work crowd, but also offers a nicely balanced menu for food, served …

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Another wind fest in Edinburgh blew me to the West Room, on Queensferry Street. There has been a pub of some sort on this location for as long as I can remember, but it’s never been a place that’s captured my attention, previously. Upon entering, it became clear that this is a smart, airy place, …

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Blythe’s VerdictSunday evening, dinner for six, friends converging on the fashionable West End; how far could you possibly go wrong? Well, the answer is ‘not far’, but that masks an inner turmoil into which the place threw me. Sygn, in Charlotte Lane, poses three major questions, of different natures, that made me reflect on our …

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