Category Archives: Eat local

TAYMOUTH MARINA WEEKEND!

Taymouth MarinaLoch Tay MarinaHolidays. It’s not often we get them and when we do we chase the sun. Period.

This particular weekend was going to be different. We were going to ‘do Perthshire’….in June, in the rain. The rain wasn’t exactly part of the plan but hey, you can’t have it all.

Bags packed, mini packed, off to Taymouth Marina we go!

The lovely folk at Taymouth Marina offered to put the Monkfish crew up for the weekend to try out all that they have to offer. We LOVE this part of the world and it’s a perfect part of Scotland to really get in to the local food scene, beautiful scenery and seek out the best that Perthshire has to offer…including the midges.

Weather aside we were going full on with our weekend activities, including the awesome hot tub at our beautiful loch side chalet. Sorry folks, no hot tub pics available at time of going to print…..!

If you don’t know this part of the world you’ll find that Loch Tay is the perfect base for exploring Aberfeldy, Pitlochry, Dunkeld plus further North too. Continue reading

THE BEST BURNS SUPPERS IN EDINBURGH

burns suppers in edinburgh

BURNS SUPPERS IN EDINBURGH

Nine more sleeps…..Here follow-eth a wee round up of what’s happening in celebration of the Big Man himself, Robert Burns, on the eve of 25th January. If we could spread ourselves thinly these are the Burns suppers in Edinburgh that we would go to this month. Dry January is well and truly OVER people! Chin chin! Continue reading

THE DINING ROOM 28 QUEEN STREET

THE DINING ROOM 28 QUEEN STREET


SMWS Queen Street exterior
Date night….it doesn’t happen very often so when it does you’ve got to make the most of it… Both partial to a tasting menu (with accompanying drinks natch) we checked out The Dining Room 28 Queen Street which is part of the Edinburgh Scotch Malt Whisky Society whose home is a stunning Georgian townhouse. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a ‘members only’ affair as the Society has happily flung open its doors far and wide so that anyone can rock up and enjoy what’s on offer. Even us! Since the recent refurb they’ve tucked the members bar on the top floor of the Society but there’s a lovely new bar downstairs and a dining room on the first floor that we were welcomed to discover. Continue reading

A COLLABORATION WITH TIGERLILY EDINBURGH

dine out with TIGERLILY EDINBURGH

TIGERLILY EDINBURGH HILARY STURZAKER

 

Tigerlily Edinburgh, there, I’ve said it. So what’s the first thing that comes to mind about Tigerlily? Could it be Gok Wan on the decks?! Yep, that’s happened recently…seriously. Could it be that they have one of the finest cocktail lists in town? Is it your Saturday afternoon post shopping destination for a quick drink before dinner? All of the above? Continue reading

NORN EDINBURGH

NORN EDINBURGH

Norn edinburgh

Amazing…

One of the best dining experiences we’ve ever had in Edinburgh.

Dining at the newly opened Norn*(in the site of the old Plumed Horse) is incredible and a few hours of your life that you will savour for a very long time.

With great consideration for ingredients, seasonality, and sourcing, and a focus on creativity Norn has a clear edge on other restaurants in town. Forget white tablecloths and hushed voices – the Rolling Stones are playing on the jukebox, the front of house have very cool moss linen aprons and you’ll get a visit from each of the chefs in the kitchen over the course of your meal. It feels young, different and very exciting.

Enjoy the extremely reasonable 3 course lunch for £20 otherwise indulge yourself in the 4 or 7 course tasting menus (with the option of matching wines.

Who’s cooking:

Chef Scott Smith created Norn……….

TO READ OUR FULL REVIEW ON OLIVEMAGAZINE.COM CLICK HERE

Written for www.olivemagazine.com

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