Bringing a hyped up toddler to a luxury establishment is a great test of customer service. Given recent experiences of dining out with our wee one, it was with some trepidation that we accepted an invite to Sunday lunch at One Square at the Sheraton. It turns out we needn't have worried. Sunday Lunch Kids … Continue reading Review: Sheraton One Square, Sunday Lunch Kids Club (spoiler alert – it’s heavenly)
It's been five years since Cat and I got married. Without being too schmaltzy, those five years have been incredible and I consider myself very lucky indeed. To celebrate, Cat and I offloaded The Boy to some generous family for the night, pulled on our gladrags (any remaining clothes without snot/felt-tip/mystery stains), and enjoyed a … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Borough
There are few places in the world closer to my heart than Kampong Ah Lee: Malaysia Delight. The Malaysian restaurant on Edinburgh's Clerk Street is undoubtedly a highlight of the city's food scene, serving incredible unpretentious food at reasonable prices. Cat and I have been eating there for years; and, in fact, built our whole … Continue reading Back Down Memory Lane At Kampong Ah Lee
I have always liked the idea of being a butcher. My large collection of super-sharp knives would seem less fetishistic, for a start. There always seems to be something strong and dependable about butchers - though I suppose if you haul carcasses around for a living, you're also likely to develop a certain macabre grit. … Continue reading This Week I Mostly: Played Butcher for a Day
I recently gave up drinking for a while, to see how it affects me. Since The Boy came along, I've struggled to keep fit. I used to play sports three-four days a week, and I'd walk to and from work every day. I even managed to train for, and run, a marathon in 2015. In … Continue reading This week I’m mostly: Giving Up Drinking
Festival Fatigue? Tourist Trouble? If you need a break from the city's madness, there are lots of great caffs, restaurants, and watering holes on Edinburgh's northern fringes.
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Quay Commons (QC). Many of my favourite habits - my daily coffee (a flat white, if you’re buying), weekend loaf, occasional lunch, Friday baked treat, and post-work drinks in the sun – are nourished by the lovely folks there. I still dream about the … Continue reading Review: Amazing Food + Exquisite Beer = Mind Blown