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Fine dining at The Table

Back in March we started hearing about the hottest new restaurant in Edinburgh, The Table. It already had a lengthy waiting list and at a fairly steep price of £70pp we decided this would be a perfect venue for our first meal out in Edinburgh as a married couple at the beginning of August. We had a few days off after our honeymoon so we booked for the Thursday night. They only offer one sitting per night at 7pm but with 10 hours of prep time for the chefs and a 7 course meal to deliver, I’m surprised they can even offer this!

‘TEN SEATS, TWO CHEFS, ONE TABLE’

The restaurant is lovely, although it is more like sitting in someone’s fancy kitchen – 10 seats are all they offer, lined along the bar which overlooks the kitchen. Basically, the two chefs prep and cook everything literally 2 feet in front of you throughout the (up to) four hours you’re there.

So did it live up to the hype?

Dinner at the Table isn’t just a meal out. The whole evening is a wonderfully delicious, interactive experience from start to finish…

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Review: Foundry39

The west end of Edinburgh is a great wee area for bars and restaurants these days.

According to their Facebook page, Foundry39 is “on a mission to serve up the best cocktails, craft beers, sourdough pizzas and adventurous burgers in your neighbourhood!” With a wealth of cocktail and bars in Edinburgh, will they be able to achieve this? Read on to find out… 😉

Foundry39, Edinburgh

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Educated Flea in Edinburgh

Just before the wedding we took a break from planning and treated ourselves to a date night at a new hidden gem in Edinburgh, the Educated Flea on Broughton Street. This is the latest restaurant from the team that own Three Birds in Bruntsfield and Apiary in Newington.

In case you’re wondering where this eclectic range of restaurant names came from, here’s the answer…

“And that’s why birds do it, bees do it
Even educated fleas do it
Let’s do it, let’s fall in love” – Cole Porter

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Sunday Steak in Edinburgh

WARNING! Veggies, please look away now!

This is one of the meatiest blog posts I have ever written. It might even be meatier than my Steak on Stones visit.
If I was on death row (bear with me) and had to choose what my last ever meal would be, I think it would have to be a Sunday roast. Followed by a cheese board, obvs. So when I was invited to the best steak restaurant in Edinburgh (aptly named Steak) I jumped at the chance! My other half didn’t need much any convincing to accompany me either.
Steak Edinburgh

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Olive it!

Olives are the Marmite of the fruit world (yes, they are a fruit!), you either love them or hate them. I used to hate them and now I love them. I’ve spoken to many, many people about this and they all say the same thing, “I just kept eating them until I liked them. It was probably after the seventh time of eating them!” Over the past few years I have been trying to convince my (stubborn) other half of this, so when I was invited to an Olive it! cookery masterclass in Edinburgh, he was the prefect candidate for my plus one.

Before we begin the three-course olive based feast, I thought I’d start with some outstanding olive facts:

  • As I said above, they are a fruit!
  • Olives are healthy – approx. 37 calories for a whopping 7 olives
  • Good source of vitamin E
  • Black olives are also a good source of iron
  • Virtually cholesterol free!

So if you didn’t fancy making yourself love olives before, maybe you should!

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