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Edinburgh restaurants

Having returned from Edinburgh just to say that we found the Grain Store very good both ambiance and food. Bon Vivant was fun and noisy. So many thanks as ever for good recommendations.

Dec 27, 2013
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

Edinburgh restaurants

I will let you know how Bon vivant shapes up.Looking forward to Grain Store and another lunch at old favourite Valvonna and Crolla.V&C always useful as we get Italian wine shipped down South from them

Dec 11, 2013
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

Edinburgh restaurants

Thanks for the tip - have looked at their website and have booked lunch.Thanks again

Dec 10, 2013
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

Edinburgh restaurants

Thanks for your replies - I think Glasgow is much more accessible probably because it does not serve a tourist industry the size of Edinburgh - you can come unstuck in Edinburgh and find yourself eating a second rate tourist menu (as you would in Florence,London etc) where Glasgow is more genuine (and friendly). We are coming up to Edinburgh this weekend (no other dates free) and of course it is stupid Xmas busy so most of the suggestions on the Edinburgh links are full up. Still looking for a lovely relaxed meal on Saturday (lunchtime). So far booked up Grain Store Friday evening (thanks to the links) and V&C lunch sunday.Will look at Stac Polly - thanks Alisonk.

Dec 10, 2013
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

Edinburgh restaurants

Sorry,I have asked this question before.Never have had success in Edinburgh for evening meals.Glasgow,on the other hand, is wonderful.only real success is Valvona and Crolla for lunch. Looking for relaxed atmosphere, sort of bistro style maybe. Price range £25 - £35 for two courses and glass of wine.But not big eaters. George Street area is not the answer. Too touristy. Any great ideas out there please.

Dec 04, 2013
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

bologna eateries

We are staying in Bologna later this month, presumably a foodie paradise.Can anybody help with typical Bologna restaurants - I suppose mid to upper end. Thanks in advance.

Jun 09, 2013
tangoterrier in Italy

Restaurants in London City / Canary Wharf

Thanks for the info - have booked into Tayyabs

Mar 04, 2013
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

Restaurants in London City / Canary Wharf

OK thanks for the info _ I am getting the feeling that anywhere near Canary Wharf is all corporate which we want to avoid like the plague. So looking thru other Chow discussions, it seems Tayyabs gets the thumbs up and Antico of Bermondsey St - both in reasonable distance from Limehouse. But I am wondering whether Tayyabs is bog standard Indian but on a good standard or is it rather special?? Any comments on these two or other Bermondsey/East London eateries (£45 - £50 per person) Thanks for all your help

Mar 03, 2013
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

Restaurants in London City / Canary Wharf

Any ideas for a restaurant with relaxed ambiance, mid price in City area or Canary Wharf. Staying in Limehouse and need a non business type good eaterie.

Mar 02, 2013
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

lost in london

we are going up to London for the theatre from our deep country home in Devon. Having experienced the thrashing about searching for a good eatery as a naive tourist and always failing, could somebody please point us in the right diection for a realaxed mid price pre theatre non tourist eating venue somewhere not too far away from Piccadilly - and SW1. I am sure there are eateries that trhe locals know about and we certainly do not. Thank you.

Sep 22, 2012
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

loch lomond

We are regular visitors to Glasgow and enjoy the wonderful restaurants there. Just wondering whether there are excellent restaurants anywhere around Loch Lomond (along with small boutique hotel ) in quiet location. Reading reports on Lomond, it seems important to stay away from the many coach trippers.

Oct 24, 2011
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

Restaurants in Edinburgh

Chowhound members found us wonderful restaurants in Glasgow - especially the Ubiquitous Chip. Any similar venues in Edinburgh please

Dec 01, 2010
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

Gravadlax

Any suggestion as to how to make a superb Gravadlax (or Dill )sauce? Not the thick goo sometimes found in bottles in England but the wonderful Gravadlax sauce found in Sweden.

Oct 05, 2010
tangoterrier in Home Cooking

Modernistic Jelly Moulds

Recently gob smacked by jellies made with exciting ingredients such as Bubblegum vodka / campari etc as per Bompas and Parrs' jelly book - brings jellies onto another planet. They taste good but also can look wonderful with Modernistic Exciting Jelly Moulds - Pyramids , towers and so on. BUT where can I get these wonderful shapes. We dont want rabbits and old fashioned shapes.

Aug 21, 2010
tangoterrier in Cookware

glasgow dining

thanks Crispy - Scottish / French / Indian (but must be memorable) / Fusion

Aug 17, 2010
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

glasgow dining

Staying in Glasgow for the first time in many years this September - any ideas on good eateries, relaxed ambiance for approx £30 - £35 per head.

Aug 17, 2010
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland

Medlars

thanks everyone - it is a medlar tree, not a loquat - it is a good looking small tree and so maybe we will enjoy the aesthetics rather than get excited abouth the fruit. However, if we get to make anything out of the fruit, we will let you know - we are in southern England by the way

Aug 17, 2010
tangoterrier in Home Cooking

Medlars

Got a Medlar tree which, this year, has a bumper crop. Any suggestions on what to do with them?

Aug 15, 2010
tangoterrier in Home Cooking

Cornwall - places for a slap up posh meal

Would suggest the Driftwood Hotel near St Mawes or Tresanton Hotel at St Mawes - both within half an hour of Meva

Aug 15, 2010
tangoterrier in U.K./Ireland