Review of the Year 2017 – January Welcome to our annual review of the year, aka ‘Blythe takes twelve days off for Christmas and hopes y’all click on the links in these ‘best of’ posts’. The year started with an excellent meal at The Gannet. There was also much excellence in the sausage rolls from …

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The 7 Worst Dishes of 2017 1. Famous haggis pie, mash and soooooo much gravy – Rose Street Café This comes as little surprise, I’m sure, as this is a review very fresh in the memory. A lake of Bisto was the backdrop for this horror show of a meal. The ‘stars’ were a sad …

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The 27 Best Dishes of 2017 1. Meatballs – Clark & Lake, Edinburgh Clark & Lake has become a real favourite with its well-considered wine and beer selection, and a regularly developing menu of sharing plates, snacks and nibbles. The height of their achievements this year was their absolutely sublime meatballs, which were just so …

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21 Festival Food & Drink Unmissables A mix of the old and the new, here are our 21 unmissable food and drink experiences to try in Edinburgh, this August. As with last year, if you complete the full set, drop me a line and I’ll award you with a hearty handshake. And perhaps some sort …

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The All-Budgets Guide to Edinburgh Cheap days, treat days and days of over indulgence I’ve always avoided writing “for a certain budget” type recommendations because I try to come at things from a “value of everything, price of nothing” standpoint. The pricetag often doesn’t tell much of the tale. But I sometimes think about how …

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