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El Cartel's delicious tacos and margaritas heading to new venue opposite the Uni

El Cartel's delicious tacos and margaritas heading to new venue opposite the Uni With tacos stuffed with crispy duck leg and battered cod, it doesn't take a genius to work out why El Cartel has been so popular on Thistle Street. Now the causal Mexican restaurant has announced a second opening, taking over a venue on Teviot Place, opposite the university. Details are being kept... Read more >

An Intriguing New Restaurant Concept Has Arrived In New Town

An Intriguing New Restaurant Concept Has Arrived In New Town Following the success of its Glasgow sister venue, Six By Nico is making the move to the capital. This neat little concept restaurant is re-imagined every six weeks around a new theme chosen by owner and chef Nico Simeone. Offering six-course tasting menus based around the theme, the restaurant has... Read more >

A New Neighbourhood Bistro Is Coming To Leith This Summer

A New Neighbourhood Bistro Is Coming To Leith This Summer Due to open in early summer 2018, this neighbourhood bistro will be bringing good grub and a buzzing atmosphere to Albert Place. One of the newest additions to Leith's growing restaurant and nightlife collective, The Little Chartroom offers a fun and intimate alternative to your usual date night... Read more >

The Permit Room at Dishoom - Edinburgh Bar Review

The Permit Room at Dishoom - Edinburgh Bar Review Dishoom has quickly become a firm favourite with Edinburgh locals since its opening back in 2016, but not many know about its hidden underground bar, The Permit Room. Named with a nod to the Bombay Prohibition Act of 1949, where all drinkers required a permit to drink alcohol, this decadent,... Read more >

Edinburgh's Best Brunch? We tried Honeycomb and Co.

Edinburgh's Best Brunch? We tried Honeycomb and Co. Ticking off no less than 12 restaurants and bars across a three-day stint in Edinburgh, my Scottish travels ended up bringing me everywhere from a secret bar behind a bookshelf to the home of The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet for afternoon tea. With no city break complete without... Read more >

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 >

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