Glen Clova Hotel and Luxury Lodges, Clova, Angus Glens.

Picture the perfect Scottish retreat…. It probably includes rolling hills and glens, glassy lochs, a cosy log cabin, perhaps a hot tub with a view and private sauna thrown in to complete the picture. All of the above is encapsulated at the Glen Clova Hotel and Luxury Lodges; throw in a … [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 Waterside, Haddington

How lovely to be able to give a second chance – I know the Waterside of old; when, at the height of its adoration, customers would travel a distance to eat there; pre-booked of course; there was no chance of sitting down otherwise; such was its popularity. Sadly, for a time, new owners didn’t … [Read more...]

Bond No.9, Leith

Leith’s ongoing redevelopment and refurbishment is not least of all evident within Bond No9 on Edinburgh’s lengthy Commercial Street. The row of refurbished shops, restaurants, offices and flats retains the character of the former whisky bond building and assumes the personality of an assortment … [Read more...]

Oblo Bar & Bistro, Eyemouth

Upon entering Oblo, you could be mistaken for thinking you are in an upmarket trendy city eatery, or even, from the outside, on a particularly sunny day, the Mediterranean sun terrace of a quayside street café, however, being of the opinion that, in Eyemouth on a pleasant day in June, I would have … [Read more...]