There’s such a lot going on in Edinburgh right now that to talk about any of it on monkfish ‘dot com’ would likely result in my ramblings being lost in the ether that is cyberspace. I bow down to my fellow Edinburgian festival bloggers (all hail Edinburgh spotlight) who will lovingly talk you through everything you need to know about Edinburgh in August (including the weather and celeb spotting, most recent spot being the Hoff-meister!). In the meantime I’ll distract you with another talking point, tinned fish. Continue reading
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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.
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
For me, lunch is the new ‘going out for dinner’, what a statement! Let me explain… if you want to sample the more notable establishments in our fair city of Edinburgh then grabbing a lunch deal at a much reduced price is the way to go (they’re all at it, The Kitchin, 21212, Martin Wishart’s to name but a few). You can sample amazing food cooked by the very same chef that would cook you dinner and you’ll still have the bus fare home, everyone’s a winner.
So, there we both were, pretty much having the longest and most delectable lunch we’ve ever had in Edinburgh and it was all courtesy of the lovely Dominic ‘rising star’ Jack in his new-ish abode ‘Castle Terrace‘… Continue reading
I’m declaring 2011 the year of the K-Mix (my shiny new K-Mix)! Very assertive of me I know but if the Chinese can declare 2011 as the year of the ‘Rabbit’ (?!) and then delay said ‘Rabbit’ until February 12th then I’m getting right in there first with my year naming today, January 6th. I’m not waiting another 6 weeks just to be different! Continue reading