La Petite Mort, Edinburgh

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Forget the St Paul’s restaurant in London where love sometimes blooms over a first meeting; La Petite Mort is the perfect venue for a First Date, and provides the perfect recipe for romance, right here in Edinburgh! A short walk from Bruntsfield Links, La Petite Mort is additionally ideally … [Read more...]

The Atelier Restaurant, Edinburgh

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With the Food and Drink sector in good shape, the ever-challenging environment of the industry within the UK and demand for quality produce presents a golden opportunity for success and to establish a loyal following of foodies. Unconventionality within such an environment is not only a brave move … [Read more...]

Hawthorn Restaurant, Benderloch, Oban

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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 Flodigarry Hotel, Skye

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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...]

The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh and Number One Restaurant.

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I’ve often pondered the marriage of 5 star luxury and first class hospitality as the two, surprisingly, don’t always sit entirely comfortably together; one half of the partnership falling somewhat short of the undoubted high expectations set by such a top end grading. Superb hospitality, is … [Read more...]

Pinto, Lothian Road, Edinburgh

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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...]

Park Lane Restaurant and Bar, Aberdeen

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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...]

Atholl Arms Hotel, Dunkeld

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One of the many joyous aspects of Scottish tourism is the multitude of historical attractions, sites and places of significance, scattered around the country; of interest to many, accessible to all. Sitting pretty on the banks of the River Tay, in the Historical Cathedral City of Dunkeld, is the … [Read more...]

Ballathie House Hotel, Kinclaven, Stanley, Perthshire

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As befitting any Scottish Institution today, Ballathie House Hotel has re-invented itself, aligning the appeal to a broad, modern-day market, whilst retaining all the glory of its historical roots. Built in 1880 within the beautiful Perthshire countryside and slap bang on the banks of the River … [Read more...]

The Allanton Inn, Allanton

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A recent visit for dinner, following a search for a country pub type establishment; offering a good menu and excellent wines; the Allanton Inn ticked all the boxes. The quintessential village pub, the inn sits on the main street of the small Berwickshire conservation village of Allanton, thus … [Read more...]