Abbey Cottage Tearoom Mansized Naan and Massive Schnitzel report… A trip to Sweetheart Abbey near Dumfries didn’t seem likely to be filled with culinary thrills.  When we walked into the Abbey Cottage Tearoom, a lovely wee place next to the abbey and ordered a humble soup and toastie again expectations weren’t set particularly high. But …

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Amarelo I clearly hadn’t taken a walk along Causewayside in recent times as I was completely unaware of the presence of Amarelo, a compact little sandwich shop which had been trading just opposite Sambuca since the start of the year. My eye was caught by talk of locally roasted coffee and something called pizza wraps. …

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Blue Bear Cafe I remember visiting Blue Bear when it was in its first flush, back in 2013. It was drawing rave reviews for its breakfasts and built a very appreciative audience. I was slightly less convinced. Since then, it has changed hands but remains solidly committed to breakfast and lunch options, with local sourcing …

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The Sandwich Club Lothian Road is a fascinating street in terms of food and drink businesses. The success of the Hanging Bat has led to The Beer Kitchen and BrewDog opening craft beer bars in the same stretch making it a fun street for good beer.Exterior Set against this established success, the turnover of sandwich …

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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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