When we travel, food is often the memory that lingers the longest. Here's a round-up of some of the places we tried on our recent visit to Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival.
The baking schedule was posted and people were lining up at the appointed time to avail of bread fresh from the oven. We sat down for a cup of tea and a pull apart fougasse filled with cheese and spring onion.
Captain's Bar for a whisky when we noticed a place buzzing next store. Brew Lab is the new kid on the block and offers a variety of high end coffees (choose your bean, choose your style) with cakes to match. I liked the Periodic Table themed menu behind the counter.
Just off the Royal Mile, Laila's Bistro is a welcoming oasis from the craziness and masses of people attending the Fringe.
We entered the dining room and were entranced by the dancing lights.
Coffee and cake on the beach. What a perfect ending to a very long walk from town to Portobello.
The Black Cat is a quaint pub in Edinburgh's New Town. We took a seat at the bar and while the whisky flights looked tempting, we opted for a couple of Scottish craft beers instead.
Once again, we decided to get a little further off the beaten path for dinner to escape the crowds attending the Fringe for a couple hours. We opted for Nepalese food at Yak and Yeti. The poppadams and curries were tasty but the service was frankly a bit lacking. I had to ask 3 times over a 15 minute period for a refill on my water.