The Honours by Martin Wishart at Malmaison, Glasgow

Award-winning chef Martin Wishart is certainly no stranger to the restaurant business, having opened his first, in Edinburgh in 1999. Michelin starred, since 2001, his further ventures have seen him opening on Loch Lomond at Cameron House Hotel and his first ‘The Honours’ in the heart of … [Read more...]

Hawthorn Restaurant, Benderloch, Oban

Passing trade is something that Hawthorn Restaurant cannot exploit, although with kerb appeal in bucket-loads and a frontage which prompts inquisitiveness, it sits in the Benderloch countryside, 8 miles north of Oban. The village of Benderloch’s derives it’s name from Beinn eadar dà loch, meaning … [Read more...]

The Glenlivet, Speyside

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Pinto, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh

The sombreros had another airing at the weekend for a return visit to central Scotland’s answer to a Mexican Fiesta. I was delighted to see another Pinto opening in Edinburgh, following their launch in Scotland’s capital at Lothian Road. Shandwick Place opened some months ago and, in the heart of … [Read more...]

The Flodigarry Hotel, Skye

Guest post by Kirsty Allan As if the magnificent drive up to the north of Skye wasn’t enough, we were greeted upon arrival at the Flodigarry Hotel by their very own Lone Piper playing for us as we weaved our way down the hillside driveway. Silhouetted perfectly with two deer sculptures against … [Read more...]

Taynuilt Hotel, Taynuilt

Guest post by Kirsty Allan After a recent revamp, the Taynuilt Hotel have returned to business with their “ideal bar and restaurant”.  Offering a menu full to the brim of local fare, Chef-Patron, John McNulty has created a selection providing the classics you would expect, with a carefully … [Read more...]

Pinto, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

A mental visual of fiestas, large hats and margaritas immediately entered my head upon receiving an invite to Lothian Road’s recent opening. Pinto is Edinburgh’s newest offering of Mexican fare, following a successful launch of three similar hangouts in quick succession in Glasgow’s city … [Read more...]

Gleann Mor Whisky Company host successful Whisky Presentation and Tasting at Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria

Gleann Mor Whisky hit the Chinese market last Saturday night when the Edinburgh based bottler of rare whisky, hosted a tasting event for Visit Britain at Edinburgh’s Waldorf Astoria. The group of 25 Tour Operators, Travel Agents and Visit Britain officials arrived in Edinburgh on Friday as part … [Read more...]

Park Lane Restaurant and Bar, Aberdeen

As is typical with a lot of ‘little gem’ finds, the Park Lane Restaurant and Bar was a chance find, during an overnight stay in the neighbouring Micasa Apartments. Aberdeen city centre has changed considerably since my last stay and the Park Lane contributes hugely to the city’s culinary … [Read more...]

The Dining Room, Edinburgh

In a competitive industry, pretentiousness quite often rears its not particularly attractive head, detracting from a core offering and bizarrely misleading the end consumer. Not so at The Dining Room, where, strangely enough, food is on the menu, and, although modestly restrained in their … [Read more...]