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#31 Daisy

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:06 PM

American Airlines I am told (by my sister who I will be traveling with) is offering some sort of business class/hotel deal for dates next year. So this is all useful information, thanks.


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#32 splinky

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:08 PM

i keep hearing nice things about the bonham


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#33 AnnyBaxter

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 10:57 PM

Edinburgh

 

Recently eaten at

The Kitchin, 78 Commercial Quay, Leith. 

A very extraordinary lunch. Can't remember the details, but the souffle was a knock out.

 

Mark Greenaway, 69 North Castle Street, in the New Town. A formal dinner in a gracious town house with a bank vault as the wine cellar.

 

The Scran and Scallie, 1 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge. 

A public house with dining by Tom Kitchin and Dominic Jack.

Very informal, whiled away an afternoon there between Christmas and New Year before a 5-30pm kick off at Murrayfield.

 

Castle Terrace, 33/35 Castle Terrace, Old Town, another Kitchin/Jack venture, Haven't eaten here, yet!

 

Glasgow

 

Anderson has exploded since we last lived here.

Recently visited,

Crabshakk

1114 Argyle Street, Finneston, Glasgow G3 8TD.

Great seafood and daily specials, Has a sister restaurant Oyster Bar. 1132 Argyle Street, Finneston, Glasgow G3 8TD, not been yet. Both are the brainchild of the lovely John McLeod. http://www.crabshakk.com/

 

Porter & Rye

Proper aged steak house. 105 day aged steak £100 for bone in rib for two approx 500grams. We had a 10oz rump, £19.95, and 10oz sirloin £29.95. http://www.porterandrye.com/

 

The Gannet http://www.thegannetgla.com/ We ate from the a la carte and thoroughly enjoyed every dish.

Elsewhere in Glasgow:

Hotel du Vin 1 Devonshire Gardens. A long time ago Gordon Ramsay had Amaryllis here. Now part of an upmarket chain offering monthly matched wine/food dinners. Ate here in July and September; faultless.

Brian Maule http://www.brianmaule.com/ former Roux scholar. Good value set lunch,

The Ubiquitous Chip http://www.ubiquitouschip.co.uk/ We had Sunday lunch here a few months ago with friends and were impressed with quality and value.

The Fish People http://www.thefishpeoplecafe.co.uk/ We ate in the restaurant and bought some monkfish from the fishmonger next door. A strange location outside of a subway station but great value, good, fresh fish.

111 by Nico http://111bynico.co....CFRFmGwodbpYOlQ A good neighbourhood restaurant with a social conscience and a competitively priced menu. We enjoyed both of our visits. 

 

Cafe Source Too http://cafesourcetoo.co.uk/ Based in the West End and run by the brother of the proprietor of Babbity Bowster. Good for an informal lunch and, apparently, the upstairs is well suited for family functions.

Cafe Parma http://www.caffeparma.co.uk/ Based at the tennis club, visited during opening week. A bit hap hazard. Deserves a second visit now it has been running for a few months/

Roganos http://www.roganoglasgow.com/ A classic Glasgow restaurant in the city centre. Good value lunch.

 

Most of these restaurants offer lunch and pre-theatre deals through  websites such as groupon, itison, 5pm. wowcher.



#34 Sneakeater

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:15 PM

What they need more of -- at least in Edinburgh -- is post-theater.

 

I know Scots like to stay up late.  They've got to learn that you can eat as well as drink after 10 PM.

 

PS -- Welcome AnnyBaxter


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#35 AnnyBaxter

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:22 PM

Hi Sneakeater, Thanks. I'm actually Anny. Lost my password and changed my email. What a bother :)



#36 Sneakeater

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:23 PM

Somebody already told me who you really are.

 

I guess I should have said "welcome back."


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#37 AnnyBaxter

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Posted 27 February 2016 - 11:25 PM

:P



#38 Suzanne F

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 03:18 AM

Welcome back, Anny. I remember you!


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#39 Daisy

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 08:41 PM

Ok, going to be in Edinburgh in late July, have already nailed down a dinner reservation at Kichin.  Any suggestions for more casual spots?


Sardines aren't for sissies.---Frank Bruni
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The mistake one makes is to react to what people post rather than to what they mean.---Dr. Johnson
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