With 130 branches in the UK alone, Wagamama is far from an independent neighbourhood ramen joint; and the recent sale of the business to the owner of Frankie and Benny's confirms this. However, the chain doesn't play to the same kitsch nostalgia as its new stablemate. Instead, it forges on with a successful business model … Continue reading Review: Wagamama
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
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.
Perched on a high bench in the window of neighbourhood pizza bar, Civerinos Slice, we marvel at how cool the place is. A carefully curated industrial dive-bar aesthetic provides the backdrop to convivial informal dining, whilst hip hop bumps from the speakers. Channeling a distant memory of frozen margs in Brooklyn, my wife orders an … Continue reading Review: Civerinos Slice