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CIVERINOS SLICE, EDINBURGH

CIVERINOS SLICE, EDINBURGH, OUR REVIEW FOR OLIVE MAGAZINE….

In a nutshell

Civerinos Slice opened in Edinburgh’s Old Town in May 2017. This second city centre destination for the award-winning Civerinos has 80 covers and serves 11 different pizzas by the slice in an informal, New-York-style street food dining room, where eating with your hands is strictly encouraged.

Civerinos Slice Edinburgh


Who’s cooking?

From Italian heritage, Michele Civiera, founder of Civerinos, has worked with the very best pizza chefs from Sardinia to Sicily to ensure that the pizzas here are as authentic as possible.

Civerinos Slice Edinburgh

Read our full review over on Olive Magazine dot come HERE!

Civerinos Slice, 49 Forrest Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2QP

Bringing a little bit of NYC to Edinburgh’s Old Town, and that ain’t a bad thing right?

WAGAMAMA ST ANDREWS SQUARE EDINBURGH

Wagamama St Andrews Square Edinburgh

WAGAMAMA ST ANDREWS SQUARE EDINBURGH
Wagamama St Andrews Square Edinburgh has landed. Another Wagamama????? Does that hit you like the news that yet another Pizza Express is opening in your home town even though there’s 11 already? Or that Starbucks thinks that 20 stores is seriously not enough in Edinburgh so they’re now trying to squeeze in 4 more? Well, it probably does, although this particular Wagamama has landed in the most perfect position possible. It’s nestled between the awesome Dishoom (we do go on about it I know) and the *yet to be ventured into as* Refinery….
Yes it’s a chain but there has been some serious thought put into the layout, decor, interiors, (call it what you will), of this particular Wagas as it’s pretty funky and is definitely more interesting than it’s sister outposts on Lothian Road and Ocean Terminal. Both of these have looked rather tired of late so this restaurant makes them look like they really know what they are doing rather than following the same old format. All good so far! Continue reading

DISHOOM EDINBURGH

DISHOOM EDINBURGH, OUR REVIEW FOR OLIVE MAGAZINE…

DISHOOM EDINBURGHThe first Dishoom opened in Covent Garden in 2010 and a further three restaurants in London followed. Now open in Edinburgh, their first outing outside of the capital is proving a huge hit. Expect all day hospitality in a 1920’s era, with food inspired by the Irani cafes of 20th Century Bombay.

In a nutshell

Dishoom was founded by Shamil and Kavi Thakrar and Amar and Adarsh Radia: the first Dishoom opened in Covent Garden in 2010 and a further three restaurants in London followed. And now, Dishoom Edinburgh has opened, their first outing outside of the capital is proving a huge hit. Serving up food inspired by the Irani cafes of 20th Century Bombay expect all day hospitality in a 1920’s era ‘Grade A listed’ three storey building formerly used as a warehouse for Forsyth’s department store.

Read our full review of Dishoom Edinburgh over on Olive Magazine HERE.

And if you’ve not visited Dishoom Edinburgh yet…(? where have you been hiding?!) then you can find it on St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh.

Full menu and more scrummy pictures over on the Dishoom website HERE.

Dishoom Edinburgh
3a St Andrew Square
Edinburgh EH2 2BD

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DISHOOM EDINBURGH

DISHOOM EDINBURGH

GOOD BROTHERS EDINBURGH

Good Brothers Edinburgh, our review for Olive magazine…

Good Brothers Edinburgh,  founded by Graeme and Rory Sutherland, is bringing the natural wine movement to Stockbridge, Edinburgh alongside some outstanding Scottish cuisine. Yes, it’s all about the wine (there’s over 100 of them on the ever-rotating list) but that doesn’t overshadow the fantastic food.

GoodBrothers edinburgh

Who’s cooking

Head chef Maciej Szczepanski has created a menu of classic Scottish cuisine with a twist to accompany the wine selection that includes organic, biodynamic or natural. Chef Maciej has spent the last ten years working his way up the chef’s ladder in the US, Europe and the Far East. His philosophy on fresh produce, seasonality and sustainability is shared with Graeme and Rory….

Read the full review over on Olive magazine HERE….

Good Brothers Edinburgh

Wild mushrooms, truffled confit egg

THE DINING ROOM 28 QUEEN STREET

THE DINING ROOM 28 QUEEN STREET


SMWS Queen Street exterior
Date night….it doesn’t happen very often so when it does you’ve got to make the most of it… Both partial to a tasting menu (with accompanying drinks natch) we checked out The Dining Room 28 Queen Street which is part of the Edinburgh Scotch Malt Whisky Society whose home is a stunning Georgian townhouse. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is a ‘members only’ affair as the Society has happily flung open its doors far and wide so that anyone can rock up and enjoy what’s on offer. Even us! Since the recent refurb they’ve tucked the members bar on the top floor of the Society but there’s a lovely new bar downstairs and a dining room on the first floor that we were welcomed to discover. Continue reading