St John’s Bread and Wine talks my language - local, seasonal, simple sustenance, showcasing the best that Blighty has to offer. The original St John’s restaurant at Smithfields was opened in 1994 by Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver and Bread and Wine followed in 2003.
This is British food done properly and for those of us the wrong side of our thirties the menu will take you straight back to the good old days when all we wanted for tea was a slice of pork pie with a dab of Colman’s mustard and a few pickled onions. Continue reading
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There’s such a lot going on in Edinburgh right now that to talk about any of it on monkfish ‘dot com’ would likely result in my ramblings being lost in the ether that is cyberspace. I bow down to my fellow Edinburgian festival bloggers (all hail Edinburgh spotlight) who will lovingly talk you through everything you need to know about Edinburgh in August (including the weather and celeb spotting, most recent spot being the Hoff-meister!). In the meantime I’ll distract you with another talking point, tinned fish. Continue reading
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Martin Wishart has pulled a blinder. Brasserie style food at brasserie style prices delivered in French brasserie style surroundings, are we in Edinburgh?! Yes we are. Welcome to The Honours, the newbie in town where Mr Wishart brings his ‘fine dining’ influences to this stunning new venture with chef Paul Tamburrini at the helm.
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A rather quick post from me and one that doesn’t really need much chat (you’ll be pleased about that….). Introducing Mymonkfish’s wicked three tier red velvet sponge cake with cream cheese frosting made especially for the lovely ladies (and the odd gent) of the ‘Edinburgh Cake Ladies’.
Blog fans, it was only a matter of time before the higher echelons of the Scottish social media scene recognised me and mymonkfish for their Top 30 ‘Best of Scottish’ websites. Entering the chart at number 13 monkfish was up there with the best of them! Continue reading
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