Eating Out

Eating Out

Restaurant Review: Mango is currying favour with customers

One of the indications of a good restaurant is that it manages to pull in a good number of customers even during the traditionally quieter times of the week.

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Restaurant review: One of the best Saturday lunches

The Pompadour’s new lunchtime menu is £29 for three courses, which is reasonably accessible considering that’s the starting price for a main on the evening à la carte.

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Gin festival comes to Falkirk

Gin festival comes to Falkirk

Gin lovers are in for a treat this weekend as the first gin festival comes to Falkirk.

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Empress insists on good food

Empress insists on good food

You may not have noticed, but journalism is on a shoogly peg.

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The whole enchilada!

The whole enchilada!

Mammacita’s - a brand new Mexican cantina - is the latest addition in the St Andrew’s restaurant scene.

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Tea for two at Itchycoo was perfect

Tea for two at Itchycoo was perfect

There’s something very relaxing and reassuring about afternoon tea.

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Stuffed to perfection at Baba’s Bistro

Stuffed to perfection at Baba’s Bistro

Chicken can be a hard thing to get right, especially when you’ve stuffed it full of something else – something greedy types like myself can’t seem to get enough of.

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Discover beer in Falkirk

Discover beer in Falkirk

A new festival is set to showcase craft beers, live music and street food in Falkirk.

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One of the venison choices at Monachyle MHOR

REVIEW: Monachyle MHOR – fine dining with a view

I’ve always been told to never judge a book by its cover and it is very wise advice, especially when booking a restaurant.

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Steak out a lunch treat

Steak out a lunch treat

I don’t want to rub salt in the wounds of hard-working colleagues, but there’s nothing nicer when you have a day off – and particularly when it’s normally one of the busiest of the week – to go for a relaxing and long lunch.

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Enjoy a pizza treat at Cafe Corvina

Enjoy a pizza treat at Cafe Corvina

When you take over a restaurant then there is almost a guarantee that you will get previous customers popping in to see what the ‘new boy in town’ is offering.

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Italian food with gusto

Italian food with gusto

To do something with gusto means you do it with enjoyment, enthusiasm and pleasure.

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Don't let your Christmas meal go to waste this year.

Let’s prevent food waste this Christmas

In December alone Scots are expected to throw away over 3.5 million mince pies, more than 240,000 Christmas puddings, and the equivalent of over 100,000 turkeys.

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Callendar House Tea Room

Festive afternoon tea goes down a treat

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – just walk into Callendar House and you’ll see.

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Heritage to be proud of

Heritage to be proud of

What is it about Indian restaurants that you immediately want to order the whole menu?

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This joint has
had its chips

This joint has had its chips

When I was on honeymoon in the Caribbean more years ago than I care to remember, my new wife and I visited a pizza restaurant.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

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REVIEW: The Legends burger at Legends of Society, Kirkcaldy.

Legends of Society review: Could it be legendary?

Sit down lunch break lunches are never relaxing. They are an operation in expert clock watching, timely ordering and course condensing and for all of those reasons I more often than not keep a wide berth.

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Review: ‘A treasure not to share’ Dakota Bar & Grill in South Queensferry

Review: ‘A treasure not to share’ Dakota Bar & Grill in South Queensferry

I confess from the get-go this is not an unbiased review – not that I have an undeclared interest in the Dakota Bar and Grill, just a long-time relationship based on never being let down whenever I’ve set foot across the threshold.

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This place is such a boar

This place is such a boar

How many times have you thought food has tasted better because someone else cooked it? Or, when someone else is paying it’s even better.

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