24 Royal Terrace When I was off on my jaunt to Gran Canaria, I missed a little launch event for the bar at the 24 Royal Terrace hotel. I’d popped in for a late drink shortly after my return and made a note to come and have a proper look at it in the daylight. …

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Summerhall Drinks Lab Crowdfunder I have a long-standing and continuing debate with various people in the food and drink industry about the lack of appreciation of the global success of our bars and bartenders in recent times. In 2014, The Bon Vivant won the Spirited Award for Best International Restaurant Bar. IN THE WORLD.The classiest …

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Pop-up Geeks – Wubba Lubba Dub Dub The Pop-Up Geeks – Rachael and Linden – have been taking the Edinburgh drinks scene by storm in recent times. Their Game of Thrones themed takeover of the Daylight Robbery basement bar was queued out of the door. Menu The success of this and other events has allowed …

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Miss Woo’s I was sad when the plans for Mamasan’s fell apart on at least a couple of occasions during its brief tenure on Bernard Street in Leith. It involved several pals of mine putting in a lot of effort for frustratingly little reward.Exterior From its ashes has arisen Miss Woo’s under the stewardship of …

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Papillon The units on Leith’s Commercial Quay have experienced mixed fortunes over the years. Whilst the Kitchin has flourished and expanded, many others have come and gone with the Black Pig & Oyster putting in a notably rapid recent blink-and-you’ll-miss-it performance.Exterior One resident that’s hit upon a winning formula has been Cafe Tartine. They’ve chosen …

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