April and the end of March were busy. And by ‘busy’ I mean ‘I’m not overly sure when I slept’ busy. From interviewing people for our Business Makes Edinburgh feature to working on the blog’s slight redesign the last six weeks have been busy. Of course that’s not stopped the ongoing exploration of the city, it’s just been done a bit more quietly. But we love to share these experiences, so here’s a little taster of some of the places we’ve been lately.
4 West Coates, EH12
For the launch of their new Orcadian-inspired menu, The Skerries restaurant hosted a bloggers and industry evening that we went along to. An evening of chatting to last year’s Masterchef the Professionals winner Jamie Scott, their new chef Paul Hood (son of Scotland’s first Michelin Star chef), photographer Kevin McGarry [credit to him for the photo above] and other bloggers was a huge hit. Their new menu looks incredible – take a look for yourself here – I just wish I’d managed to try more of the samples they had prepared (although don’t feel too sorry for me, I was tasting whiskies at the time).
112 Raeburn Place, EH4
A lazy and laid back family dinner on a Sunday evening? Sounds like the perfect time to have a roast at The Raeburn. Pork shoulder was an unusual choice (the last of the beef went out literally as we were ordering) but absolutely delicious. Definitely going to be returning for more food soon, and the beer garden(s) sooner. The service was perhaps a little too laid back, but there was little else to fault for a great meal.
7-8 Queensferry Street, EH2
At the very speedy end of the service spectrum we went to Wannaburger again lately. We stand by that they still serve some of the best burgers in the city, and you really can’t get any better ‘fast food’ than these guys. Bacon cheese burger with fries and a drink – lunch made in heaven (although probably not one you should have often).
Cairngorm Coffee Co.
41a Frederick Street, EH2
Cheese toasties and much coffee was consumed for our second of our Business Makes Edinburgh interview. You can read the whole thing here or go to Frederick Street and try for yourself.
The Boozy Cow
17 Frederick Street, EH2
A very recent addition to this list, we visited The Boozy Cow (as was Amicus Apple) earlier this week to try out their new menu and some of the cocktails. More on that coming soon, but it’s definitely worth a try.
And that’s that for now. If you want more up to date news about the places we go then head over to Twitter and follow us at @EdinEditor