Random Questions: Anyone in Edinburgh?


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andymakesglasses
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19840 posts since 26/1/06

posted 25 Aug 2016 22:03, edited 25 Aug 2016 22:03
Dick's, Frontiers Man and Kestin Hare, ALC in the unlikely event you're looking for jeans for your girlfriend, and Harvey Nichols if you don't have one where you are.

But to be honest if I were you I'd concentrate on the Fringe. Chin rubs all round. Jimmy Hill jawdrop

Brendon Burns: Dumb White Guy at Liquid Room Annexe (9c Victoria Street, venue 276, 18:15 - 19:10) was good.
MoB
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36113 posts since 31/8/04

26 Aug 2016 06:55
gutted to be missing out on the fringe this year Sad As Andy says, concentrate on that.
ballso
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609 posts since 26/1/09

posted 26 Aug 2016 08:56, edited 26 Aug 2016 08:56
cheers andy! yeah, will definitely be focusing on the fringe - was 7 years since i last got up to one! pals have got quite a bit of us stuff booked up for us, just wouldn't mind a new pair of jeans if i get an hour or two's downtime.

will keep an eye out too re chin rubs Cool
MrBigStuff
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2490 posts since 6/3/09

posted 26 Aug 2016 09:03, edited 26 Aug 2016 09:03
Dark tales at the Plesance is really good if you fancy a bit of horror
staygold
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4948 posts since 21/11/05

26 Aug 2016 19:31
Went to a decent restaurant there last week - The Rabbit Hole. Also really enjoyed Mark Watson at the fringe
Tobypricec
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145 posts since 6/1/15

26 Aug 2016 21:10
Can anyone recommend good food/coffee spots? for during the day rather than evenings
andymakesglasses
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19840 posts since 26/1/06

26 Aug 2016 21:59
Off the top of my head….

Hula Juice Bar (a lot more than just juice)
Artisan Roast
Brew Lab
Peter's Yard
Baba Budan
Valvona & Crolla
Cairngorm Coffee
Edinburgh Larder
Black Medicine Coffee
Salt Cave
Salt Horse
Henderson's (vegetarian)
Cambridge Bar (burgers)
Tobypricec
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145 posts since 6/1/15

27 Aug 2016 15:03
Cheers man
compulsiveshopper
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1195 posts since 12/6/12

27 Aug 2016 22:08
Nice to see Black Medicine still hasn't closed its doors. Used to be one of my main sources of caffeine during exam times.
Crackajack
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6451 posts since 21/4/05

28 Aug 2016 07:57
Had a nice brunch at The Pantry, its next to Dicks.
adidaskev
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989 posts since 30/11/11

29 Aug 2016 13:39
Was there at the weekend, atmosphere with the final fringe weekend on was Ubercool

Street performer juggling a chain-saw yesterday was pretty class, as were a few others I stood and watched over the weekend.

Went to Civerinos, overhyped by miles. Paper plates - fuck off. City Café breakfast was good for a full fry-up, recommended.

Definitely going to make effort next year after that first fringe experience.

ballso
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609 posts since 26/1/09

29 Aug 2016 21:08
agree ^ my second time at the fringe and i loved it. was only there for 3 days, but caught 5 shows (stewart lee was the best i saw by a mile).

love edinburgh, the weather was great all weekend too - i even made it out to portabello beach for a stroll along the beach with an ice cream Cool
Tobypricec
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145 posts since 6/1/15

17 Mar 2017 18:40
Up for a few days shortly, anyone recommend places for decent food? either day or night time (not fine dining/small portions)
illwill
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2604 posts since 17/5/04

17 Mar 2017 18:42
Tobypricec wrote: not fine dining/small portions

PM Mr X
andymakesglasses
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19840 posts since 26/1/06

18 Mar 2017 08:45
This place is great, good portion sizes:

https://scranandscallie.com

The concept is pub food from Michelin-starred chefs. There used to be a long waiting list but you might get lucky, book as far in advance as you can.
Tobypricec
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145 posts since 6/1/15

18 Mar 2017 08:56
andymakesglasses wrote: This place is great, good portion sizes:

https://scranandscallie.com

The concept is pub food from Michelin-starred chefs. There used to be a long waiting list but you might get lucky, book as far in advance as you can.

Thanks mate that one looks good
illwill
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2604 posts since 17/5/04

18 Mar 2017 09:13
Well rated this place

http://www.davidbann.com
Doogan
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143 posts since 13/4/14

19 Mar 2017 22:28
Tobypricec wrote: Up for a few days shortly, anyone recommend places for decent food? either day or night time (not fine dining/small portions)

The Tower is tremendous (but expensive). Nice views of the castle as well.

I'd also recommend Calistoga and Wildfire as less expensive but still good options.



Tobypricec
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145 posts since 6/1/15

20 Mar 2017 08:16
Doogan wrote: The Tower is tremendous (but expensive). Nice views of the castle as well.

I'd also recommend Calistoga and Wildfire as less expensive but still good options.

Cheers mate, went to wildfire last time i came and it was really good. Will have a look at the other two