Rob Roy, Royal Mile, haggis, neeps and tatties. Have we found ourselves in an Edinburgh tourist trap? Well, yes but no but.
We are indeed just off the royal mile dining at the newbie Whiski Rooms on Bank Street incorporating a shop, bar and bistro. Whiski opened a month ago but has successfully avoided the tartan tat territory of its nearby neighbours on the High Street.
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Tagged Arbroath smokies, Bank Street, Buccleuch Estate Farm, carbon footprint, Crombie sausages, Dining out in Edinburgh, edinburgh, Innes & Gunn, Macsweens haggis, Mr Predictable, Rob Roy, scottish cheese, Stornoway black pudding, The Mound, the Royal Mile, Whiski Rooms
In true Bridget Jones style myself and Mr Predictable took a ‘mini break’ to the country a few weekends ago to the sunny Yorkshire Dales. You could positively smell the fresh air! Continue reading
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Tagged A Corner Of Eden, BBC2 The Trip, C4 MBFGW, Hipping Hall, home-made muesli, honesty bar, Kirkby Lonsdale, Mr Predictable, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Rob Brydon, Steve Coogan, The Trip
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
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Tagged beer battered haddock, BITE, BITE magazine, edinburgh, fish and chips, Mr Predictable, review The Starbank Inn, starbank inn
Fabulous news bloggers! ‘MyMonkfish.com’ has reached the higher echelons of a little known glossy monthly food publication known as BBC OLIVE magazine! Super exciting news for me and my edible ramblings! When my June 2011 subscribers issue arrived last Tuesday I put it to one side as I had a previous engagement that evening…… Continue reading
A very quick baking post while we’re perhaps still in ‘Royal Wedding’ mode! In true Mr Predictable style my other half decided to share his birthday this year with the much anticipated marriage of Wills and Kate, honestly, the gall of the man! So, in true Mrs Monkfish style I thought I’d better whizz him up a home made birthday cake to celebrate the whole affair. Continue reading
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Tagged Alexander McQueen, Bakers Bunny, cake, Mary Berry, Mr Predictable, Royal Wedding 2011, the Pink Whisk, Victoria sponge, William and Kate