Tag Archives: BITE

THE STARBANK INN…BANK IT!


Beer battered haddock ‘n’ chips and a pint of your finest real ale please! The Starbank does what it says on the tin – ‘pub classics’ – you know what to expect and are duly greeted with a menu that covers all bases, lasagne, burgers, steaks, and the odd global dish such as Chicken Tikka Makhani.

Recently refurbed the pub’s clientele are a mix of old and young who sit comfortably alongside each other in very welcoming surroundings. Continue reading

GALLIC MEETS GAELIC (garlic) AT CAFE ST HONORE

Let’s set the scene. An old patisserie resembling a bistro in the Marais, Paris. white linen tablecloths, flickering candle light, bentwood café chairs, wine bottles stacked to the ceiling, Edith Piaf on repeat, dinner cooked by Neil ‘Scottish chef of the year 2011’ Forbes– where am I? Welcome to Café St Honore, Thistle Street Lane, Edinburgh, where Gallic meets Gaelic in award-winning mouthfuls. Locally supplied provenance is choice du jour for Mr Forbes, and why not when Scotland is his oyster? Continue reading

3ºC AND I’M TASTING ICE CREAM!


Recently I have been ‘girl about town’ and got myself a writing spot with BITE magazine which I’m rather chuffed about.  My first ‘BITE’ was for home-made ice cream, torturous assignment I know but a girl’s got to do what a girl’s got to do…..here are my words on the matter.  Continue reading