Edinburgh is full of great restaurants and bars so eating out shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong!The majority of the main venues for the Fringe are on the South side of the city, add in travel time between shows and you have to choose your food stops carefully to get the most out of your day.From the outset I have to say most of the main venues, Assembly, Pleasance, Underbelly and Gilded Balloon provide bars...

A few years ago, when the sun came out you used to make a mad dash to the park or beach, now we look for a bar or restaurant where you can enjoy a drink and some food outside. For obvious reasons they are not easy to find with the Scottish climate the outdoor spaces are not used as often as they would be in say the South France.But it is good to know where...

Afternoon Tea has become very popular past time but should not be confused when in Scotland with a High tea. Granted High Teas are harder to come by in Edinburgh, they consist of a main course such as fish and chips served with bread and butter followed by cakes, scones and tea. High Tea are usually available from 4-6pm. In Edinburgh they have been replaced by pre theatre menus, fixed price two course menu, often...

With the news that Johnnie Walkers are to include a roof top bar area in their new visitor centre at the West End of Princes street in the old House of Frasers building,  got me to thinking of other bars and restaurants that have great views.[caption id="attachment_6207" align="alignleft" width="300"] Roof top of Cold Town House[/caption]The Cold Town House opened late March of this year has a roof top beer garden with a spectacular view up...

Visiting Edinburgh and interested in food then you must take a trip down to Leith.Leith has a great selection of bars and restaurants for everyone’s budget. From a fantastic bagel at Bross Bagels to a tasting menu at Tom Kitchin’s Michelin star restaurant.You can catch a Number 22 bus on the shopping side of Princes st and for £1.70 (correct change required) the bus will take you all the way to Ocean Terminal a...

Breakfast the most important meal of the day You need a good hearty breakfast before a day of sightseeing in Edinburgh.A number of hotels offer room only deals so maybe try somewhere different each day of your stay for breakfast.The go to place at the moment is Loudons at Fountainbridge, most mornings there is a queue for tables, but don't be put off. They have just announced a new premises to open soon just off the Canongate,...

The January Sales extend to restaurants.  So It's welcome to the New Year.Edinburgh has once again excelled itself in being one of the best places in the world for seeing in the New year. Now as we all head back to work we need to find things to cheer ourselves up.As we have a large number of restaurants in Edinburgh they are all vying for our business so there are some good deals out there.On 5pm.co.uk they...