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London steak restaurant Hawksmoor opening first Scottish venue in former Royal Bank of Scotland

London steak restaurant Hawksmoor opening first Scottish venue in former Royal Bank of Scotland What happens when you combine one of London’s favourite steak joints with the world-class produce of Scotland? Hawksmoor in Edinburgh, hopefully. This super-steak restaurant is what’s being promised from the London brand, setting up shop in the city after opening six venues in the capital and... Read more >

Tales of the Cocktail Tour returns to Edinburgh this April

Tales of the Cocktail Tour returns to Edinburgh this April With talks, tastings and much more, Tales on Tour comes to Edinburgh for a week this April. New Orleans' premiere cocktail festival, Tales of the Cocktail, will be taking the show on the road to bring Tales on Tour to The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square. The five day event will feature a... Read more >

Harry Potter Themed Bar Set To Open In Edinburgh In 2018

Harry Potter Themed Bar Set To Open In Edinburgh In 2018 The Pop-Up Geeks are bringing Harry Potter to life for their next project. From the new Fantastic Beasts films through to the alleged Pokemon-Go-style game, Harry Potter mania shows absolutely no sign of slowing down. And we for one are not complaining, especially when that mania creates the... Read more >

Creative Pizza Restaurant Launches In The West End

Creative Pizza Restaurant Launches In The West End Refusing to follow the crowd, this new Italian eatery in the West End sets itself apart from most restaurants in almost every way. Pizzas are at the discretion of the customer, in that you can build your own dream dinner from a huge list of toppings, sauces and garnishes. The pizzas are made right... Read more >

Famous Steak Restaurant Gaucho Opens in Edinburgh

Famous Steak Restaurant Gaucho Opens in Edinburgh London's famous Gaucho restaurant has been popping up across the country and its next destination is Edinburgh. Opened on St Andrew's Square, the restaurant is all sorts of plush, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, leather seats and huge wine racks. The food menu consists largely of steaks... Read more >

Zero Waste Tapas And Cocktail Bar Arrives In Stockbridge

Zero Waste Tapas And Cocktail Bar Arrives In Stockbridge It's tapas and cocktails with a twist at this new Edinburgh bar and restaurant. Featuring internationally-inspired small plates that runs from halloumi fries to roast dinner burritos, the restaurant takes an interesting approach to how it picks its menu. Based partly on seasonality, and partly on... Read more >

New Oyster And Seafood Bar Coming To Old Town

New Oyster And Seafood Bar Coming To  Old Town Opening on the site of the oldest inn on the Royal Mile, this new seafood restaurant and oyster bar is the latest venture from the company behind The Chop House restaurants, The Compass Group. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner seven days a week to serve the best of British seafood... Read more >

BABA to deliver Eastern Mediterranean mezze eating with an unconventional twist

BABA to deliver Eastern Mediterranean mezze eating with an unconventional twist Mezze dining is at the heart of BABA, but they want to do it unconventionally. This cocktail bar and restaurant are taking your traditional Middle Eastern dishes and drinks and giving them playful twists, such as serving kibbeh pastry with haggis instead of lamb. At the heart of the venue is a... Read more >

Trenchtown brings Caribbean recipes & soul to Edinburgh's Gilmore Place

Trenchtown brings Caribbean recipes & soul to Edinburgh's Gilmore Place Trenchtown is a new Caribbean restaurant that serves traditional dishes and rum cocktails to Edinburgh's foodie crowds. The restaurant is based on Gilmore Place, across the road from the King's Theatre, and is decorated as a rustic, rough-around-the-edges casual dining spot. Each dish is made using... Read more >

Rabble brings tank beer, green-house look and robata grill to Rick's former spot

Rabble brings tank beer, green-house look and robata grill to Rick's former spot Rick's has long held a place in our Edinburgh hearts, being one of the first places in the city to serve proper cocktails. Now, its owners, Montpeliers, have decided it's time to try something new; Rabble is the result. The Frederick Street spot aims to be combine luxe with rough as marble tops and... Read more >

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