Random Questions: Anyone in Edinburgh?


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andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

29 Jul 2014 10:50
Jawdropping!

Not been there yet and only checked the food prices.

Thought the bottle of whisky to share seemed like a good idea (yes old bastard) and the prices looked ok until I saw that it was a 200ml bottle! Laughing out loud
MerciBeau
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4324 posts since 7/7/06

30 Jul 2014 09:35
Got 2 hours to kill tomorrow morning before a meeting - any good breakfasts near the train station?
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

30 Jul 2014 10:12
Urban Angel at the bottom of Hanover Street is the best breakfast in town hands down. Cool
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

30 Jul 2014 10:43
Yeah, Urban Angel is good.

Also the Edinburgh Larder on Blackfriars Street (just off the Royal Mile up the hill from Waverley).

City Cafe for pancakes, on Blair Street (also off the Royal Mile).

The Huxley if you're ok with walking to the West End.
sydneyking
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4531 posts since 26/9/09

10 Sep 2014 07:33
Best place to watch the football saturday lunch time in the centre?
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

10 Sep 2014 12:48
English games? The Three Sisters in the Cowgate will probably show them.
sydneyking
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4531 posts since 26/9/09

10 Sep 2014 14:03
Cheers Andy
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

26 Oct 2014 14:40
Trying to source cheap accommodation for 5/6 people (new town preferably) for one night at the start of November - GF is organising a Hen Party. Any suggestions?
matb
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97 posts since 6/1/09

27 Oct 2014 16:39
Try Airbnb, I also see lots of stag / hen parties at Fountain Court apartments.
ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

31 May 2016 21:08
i'm up for the festival over the august bank holiday. staying with friends whilst i'm there. any really good, new bars / places to eat that we should check out?
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

31 May 2016 23:13
I've seen lots of people (online) raving about Badger & Co but haven't been there myself. Depending on when (if) you were last here these may be new to you:

The Hanging Bat
Salt Horse
Spit/Fire
Dine
V Deep
OX184
The Printing Press (in the George Hotel)
Bar à Vin
Timberyard
Kilted Lobster
Leith Chop House
Bread Meats Bread
inversesquare
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6663 posts since 7/6/08

31 May 2016 23:32
Heard the same about Badger&Co
ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

1 Jun 2016 06:51
cheers both! it'll be my first time back since 2009 - can't wait. my friends had mentioned bread meats bread, but none of the others. only there for 3 nights, but will be sure to check out as many as i can!
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

1 Jun 2016 07:20
Remember everywhere will be rammed in August, you'll need to book most places (for food).
ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

1 Jun 2016 08:48
cheers andy. sent that list over to my pals so we'll decide on a few and get them booked. can't wait - last time i was there i went for the festival and it was fantastic, so much going on.
andymakesglasses
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20179 posts since 26/1/06

posted 1 Jun 2016 09:20, edited 1 Jun 2016 09:20
I love the buzz of the Festival. The Free Fringe is well worth checking out, the idea is it's free entry but you pay what you feel it was worth on leaving.

If you / they haven't been then The Scran & Scallie is worth adding to the list. It's in Stockbridge so possibly a taxi job depending on where you're staying but it's great. Unpretentious high quality pub food at a great price. It will need to be booked weeks in advance though, it's ridiculously popular.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

1 Jun 2016 16:31
Burgers & Beer was really good when I went near the start of the year and heard great things about Civerinos from various mates. Both near the royal mile IIRC.
kozsie
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100 posts since 12/9/07

1 Jun 2016 22:49
El Cartel on Thistle St - tapas Mexican anyone? Amazing food, always rammed and you don't need to book but may have to leave name and they contact you when the tables ready.

Didn't rate Scran & Scallie if I'm honest, go across the road to a place called Rollo - again you'll have to book but (imho) it's worth it.

If you like a whisky (when in Rome blah blah) go to Devils Advocate up Advocates close and you'll see a decent selection, set in nice surroundings with an option to sit outside in the old town.
Scottishmark
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520 posts since 25/1/11

1 Jun 2016 23:03
I'll second El Cartel.

Hanedan on West Preston Street is good if you like Turkish. Seating is tight, homely and intimate - very reasonably priced. Just over 5 mins taxi drive from Princess St.

ballso
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631 posts since 26/1/09

25 Aug 2016 19:47
slight bump - i head to edinburgh tomorrow, as well as fringe stuff and catching up with friends, are there any stores i should hit up? looking for recommends on denim in particular.

any help appreciated Cool