Carnivore When the Gilded Balloon burned down all those years ago, it highlighted just how massive and labyrinthine some on the buildings that are founded on the Cowgate and scrape the sky on South Bridge truly are.Exterior Taking over one such monster come two new eateries with a hotel apartment complex sandwiches in between. At …

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The Register Club I’ve had a couple of solid moans about the arrival of St Andrew Square’s so-called ‘cuisine quarter’ in recent times and remain yet to be convinced that good outweighs bad from the development. However, the arrival of The Edinburgh Grand, with a new offering from the Bon Vivant group along with a …

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Four Pillars Australian Gin Open As I’ve said many times before, Edinburgh is great at cocktails. Aside from Bramble winning the UK 50 Best Cocktail Bars, a recent competition saw fit to put no less than three Edinburgh bartenders through to the London final. And in some ways they tell the tale of the Edinburgh …

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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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