Printing Press Bar & Kitchen I’d heard mixed reports about the Printing Press Bar & Kitchen, in the George Hotel, since it opened in late 2015. The consensus seemed to be that it was very stylish, but the service, in particular, was mixed. Having given it a good few months to iron out the service …

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Fogg’s Smokehouse It’s rare for me to be totally nonplussed when someone is talking about a city centre restaurant but a recent mention of Fogg’s Smokehouse had me drawing a blank. It turns out to be the hotel restaurant in the Ibis on South Bridge. I popped in to give it a try.Interior One level …

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The Place Hotel Interior I’ve written before about how people in Britain, and perhaps to a lesser extent in Edinburgh, seem to have a level of discomfort with eating in hotel restaurants. Edinburgh has some fantastic places, such as The Bonham, Blackwood’s, Hadrian’s and the Galvin Brasserie that are starting to erode that sense, but …

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Blythswood Square Interior I’d had Blythswood Square on my list for a visit for a good wee while. Sister hotel of the excellent Bonham in Edinburgh, I’d popped in for drinks a couple of times, but hadn’t had the chance to check out their restaurant until now. I was joined today by regular guest quester …

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InteriorTwo years ago to the very day, 23 December, we visited the Scotsman Hotel’s North Bridge Brasserie. The fare we were served was very mediocre. I wrote a feedback letter to that effect. One month later I wrote a further letter to complain about the lack of response to that feedback. I’m always happy to …

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