Food review: The Salvation Of Leith

Food review: The Salvation Of Leith

Are you looking for salvation? Is your soul in need of saving? In that case, you might want to take a trip down to the Leith Shore. The latest addition to the Shore’s eclectic selection of restaurants and bars, The Salvation Of Leith has taken over the building which formerly housed the Leith Beer Company, and previous to that, the much-loved Leith Oyster Bar. Yes, folks, those large, light-attracting glass doors are open again and…

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Joseph Pearce’s – Scandi-style food

Joseph Pearce’s – Scandi-style food

FOR more than a century, Joseph Pearce’s was a traditional drinking man’s boozer – but it has long since ditched the spit and sawdust feel. These days, its white-walled, split-level interior is padded out with comfy sofas and armchairs under large windows, giving it a light, airy atmosphere. The revamp of this Elm Row, street-corner establishment came about in 2008 and was the work of Anna and Mike Christopherson, the Swedish couple behind Boda and…

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Get in the spirit at Ghillie Dhu

Get in the spirit at Ghillie Dhu

In Scottish folklore, Ghillie Dhu was a gentle and kind-hearted mountain spirit, or a rather unusual nature fairy that guards trees. In Edinburgh pub terms, Ghillie Dhu is a West End watering hole that’s warm, welcoming and full of charm. Situated at Rutland Place, this grand bar’s central location – just a few steps from Princes Street – makes it a popular stop for locals and tourists alike and, with live music every night from 9.30pm onward, it’s…

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Los Cardos Fresh Mex

Los Cardos Fresh Mex

Round about the turn of the century, I used to live around the corner from where the great Mexican takeaway Los Cardos is now located. At the time, takeaway food options on Leith Walk were very limited – my abiding memory is getting home late and seeing a very drunk guy hammering on the window of the Best Kebab Shop just after it had closed for the night, imploring them to open and feed him….

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Gok Wan brings Fashion Brunch Club back to Edinburgh

Gok Wan brings Fashion Brunch Club back to Edinburgh

Celebrity stylist Gok Wan will be getting up close and personal with his fans at a series of glamorous fashion events starting next month. The fashionista will be appearing in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen. Fashion Brunch Clubs are hosted by the man himself and will offer audiences a fun day out as well as fashion tips, trend demos and all the information every woman needs to dress well, regardless of her shape or size. After…

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Heverlee Beer Festival to open in Edinburgh

Heverlee Beer Festival to open in Edinburgh

The Arches are set to host Edinburgh’s first Belgian-inspired food, art and music festival later this month. Four of the iconic East Market Street arches will be transformed into a beer garden and pop-up street food market selling dishes inspired by Belgium including moukes-frites and carbonade flamande for the three-day Heverlee at New Waverley festival which will open on 21 July. Organised by Heverlee Beer, the free event will also feature contemporary street art murals…

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The Walking Dead-themed bar to open in Edinburgh

The Walking Dead-themed bar to open in Edinburgh

A new pop-up bar based on zombie drama The Walking Dead is to open in Edinburgh next month. Hot on the heels of Blood And Wine, a Game Of Thrones-themed pop-up, comes Survive, a pub based on the hit zombie series. Survive, the latest Edinburgh venture from The Pop-Up Geeks, will open its doors next month in the Capital at One Below, a venue beneath Belgian bar Six Degrees North. The bar will run on…

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Thistly Cross launches first ever Up Helly Aa Cider

Thistly Cross launches first ever Up Helly Aa Cider

East Lothian-based cider maestros Thistly Cross have teamed up with Shetland & Orkney wholesaler JW Gray to develop and distribute the first ever Up Helly Aa Cider for the 2017 Fire Festival season. Due to be formally launched at Lerwick’s Grand Hotel in Shetland on 30 and 31 January, this new 5.5% abv special edition will be on sale in local pubs and shops through JW Gray. Thistly Cross’ own Orcadian Viking Luke Fenton said the idea…

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Edinburgh beer enthusiasts to launch new festival

Edinburgh beer enthusiasts to launch new festival

Two Edinburgh-based beer enthusiasts are planning on revolutionising the local beer scene with the launch of a brand new festival. Richard Servranckx and Dan Quille have organised The Craft Beer Revolution Festival, which will feature tastings, masterclasses, quizzes, fun games and street food. The three-day event is set to take place in Assembly Roxy from Thursday 24 – Saturday 26 November and will showcase more than 60 different beers from 13 of the duo’s favourite…

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Cocktails at Juniper

Cocktails at Juniper

It’s located in one of the most sought-after locations in Edinburgh and yet funky cocktail bar Juniper still seems to be one of the city’s best-kept secrets. Sitting directly opposite Waverley Station, inside the Royal British Hotel, the award-winning cocktail bar strikes the perfect balance between being a slick, trendy destination bar and a friendly, relaxed place to meet with friends for a casual drink. Visually, Juniper is a strikingly modern bar which is full…

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