Review: SUSHISAMBA, Edinburgh

As someone who reviews a lot of restaurants in Edinburgh, there’s a handful of questions which recur on a regular basis. By far the most frequent is “what’s your favourite restaurant?”, but then there are a whole bunch of others jostling for elbow space. Where are the best private dining spaces? Where’s good for gluten-free…

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Review: Ardfern, Edinburgh

Richard Bath tries out the latest eatery from award-winning chef Roberta Hall McCarron. I’ve been lucky enough to have reviewed more than my fair share of fancy dan, 10-course tasting menu-style establishments over the past few months – most of them new openings – so it was nice to get back to somewhere more earthy.…

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Review: Fhior, Edinburgh

Ever since Scott Smith opened Fhior in 2018 with the express aim of championing Scottish produce, it’s been one of those restaurants which has established a really solid reputation without quite making the step up from Michelin guide to Michelin-starred status. With his astonishingly complex new ten course tasting menu, the Aberdonian is clearly making…

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Review: Under the Table, Edinburgh

In Edinburgh’s New Town, Richard Bath is pleasantly surprised by new subterranean restaurant Under the Table. Our IT department run all sort of analysis of what readers like, what they spend time on and what turns them off. The short story is that readers like short reviews. They don’t want a list of dishes and…

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Review: Cromlix House

Cromlix House is a building that I used to know well but haven’t visited for several years, so it was great to find my way back there recently. Ten years after the Murrays opened it, the most obvious thing is how completely yet sympathetically it’s been updated. Significant amounts of tennis winnings have conspicuously been…

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Review: Cardinal, Edinburgh

Richard Bath headed out to try the latest venture from Michelin star chef Tomás Gormley.   Tomás Gormley shot to culinary fame in 2023 as one half of a preternaturally young team when he and collaborator Sam Yorke landed a Michelin star for Heron in Leith within months of its opening. The twentysomething duo then…

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Review: Ruma, Edinburgh

Scotland’s largest collection of rum has arrived in Edinburgh. Richard Bath heads along to try out the city’s latest hot spot.   I love rum, adore the stuff. So when I heard that there is a new rum bar in town I had to go. Ruma is a clearly a passion project run by a…

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Review: Innis & Gunn Taproom

Great beer and great steak are a match made in heaven, so Richard Bath heads along to the Inn & Gunn Taproom for a spot of both. This is going to be a short review because when it comes to food at the Inn & Gunn Taproom, all the attention is on the steak frites,…

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Review: Montrose, Edinburgh

An offshoot of Michelin-starred Timberyard, new restaurant Montrose in Edinburgh’s Abbeyhill district is a chop off the old block, discovers Richard Bath. There will always be Michelin-starred restaurateurs seeking to capitalise on their fame by using it as a springboard to expand their empire. Tom Kitchin has done so with the eclectic quartet of Scran…

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Review: We take to the slopes for some skiing in Alta Badia

Alta Badia in the South Tyrol, which features on the World Cup downhill circuit each year, is part of the famous Sella Ronda and also integral to the massive Dolomiti Superski ski area, is one of the key ski resorts in the Italian Dolomites. With its stunning panoramas, laid-back vibe, beautiful little villages, predominantly blue…

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