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14 Church St, York, North Yorkshire YO1 8BE
The shop was completely full so didn't really have time to go through the menu in full but chose a milky way bar milkshake with whipped cream on top and chocolate flakes.
One of the best milkshakes I've ever had and reasonably priced (well, I live in Edinburgh where everything(!) is expensive).
Tempted to pop in there on the way back to Edinburgh to see if I can get a peanut butter style milkshake.
Can't recommend enough!
113 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 5HR
Everything was absolutely delicious, particularly the fresh pasta and the portions by Edinburgh standards were absolutely huge. We were nearly stuffed after just our starter.
Also have to mention that Vittoria is really child friendly which is incredibly important to us as we have a 4 month old daughter. The staff made a real fuss over her which she clearly loved and when we left one of the waiters helped us carry our pram down two steps within the restaurant. For this alone Vittoria's deserves 5 stars.
Total price for a starter (for sharing), 2 mains, 2 cokes and a beer, £44. Not bad!
Can't recommend enough, perhaps my new favourite restaurant in Edinburgh.
9 Brunton Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 5EG
26-04-2012 (updated on 29-05-2012)
63 The Shore, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 6RA
We found Mimi’s Bakehouse some time ago on the internet but only recently visited as we are fairly local and my pregnant wife had a sudden craving for French toast.
We visited around 11am on a Sunday and it was really busy which seemed promising. Our drinks (hot chocolates) were really good but it’s exceptionally expensive there. I liked my Full Scottish Breakfast but my partner didn’t like her French toast.
The cakes look delicious at Mimi’s Bakehouse but sadly we won’t be going back due to the overpricing. There are other restaurants/cafes in Edinburgh that do at least equal quality food but for less money.
George Square, Glasgow, Scotland G1 1DG
Regardless of the name on the door, everything about this restaurant was superb. Service was really excellent, fast and attentive. We love the decor of the restaurant, with the hams hanging over the service counter and the one counter that is covered with Italian breads.
We ordered a meat platter to share for our starter which was a highlight. The meats were excellent, the mozzarella delicious and the pecorino cheese with the chili jam exceptional (they call it chili jam but it’s just sweet chili sauce).
For mains I had a Black Angel Spaghetti, which while quite a small portion was absolutely delicious. My partner had a Wild Ragu Pasta Pipe, which had venison in it, and this was the highlight of the meal; large portion and exceptionally tasty.
Dessert was an Amalfi Lemon Curd Slice which was really nice.
All in all, very impressed and we will be going back.
4 Forrest Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2QN
I absolutely love this cafe. We’ve been there twice this year and each time the food has been excellent, prices are fantastic and we love the service. First time we visited we both had bangers and mash, for which there are many options not just the sausages but also the kind of mash and gravy. Suffice to say these were excellent.
Second time we visited my wife ordered bangers and mash again but we shared a steak and ale pie which was epic. Truly a Desperate Dan.
Service is really awesome. The waiters try to have a laugh with their customers and it really improves the experience.
Price, cheap! Last time we visited there were four of us. We had two milkshakes, two teas, one starter, four mains and three desserts. Total price was about £46.
15 Bread Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9AL
21-06-2009 (updated on 25-02-2012)
If you haven’t been to Taiwan (for which the food here is based on) it’s actually pretty good. They have a decent selection of dishes and they sell the wonderful pearl milk tea which everyone must try.
However, if you have been to Taiwan then the food is fairly poor. I’m fortunate to be married to a chef from Taiwan and the food we eat at home is more like the food eaten in Taiwan and way more delicious.
My rating is a mixed bag. We’ve been there twice and the first time I really enjoyed the food. The second time we visited was after we went to Taiwan for the first time and it was really bland (even the pearl milk tea somehow seemed bland). The main negative was the owner.
The owner/husband of the chef, whatever you want to call him, seemed to argue with his wife/the chef quite a lot and shouted at his children. Service times were ok (damn sight slower than in Taiwan but by UK standards average).
64 Ingram Street, Glasgow, Scotland G1 1EX
Popped into Glasgow today to do some shopping and based on the reviews we thought we’d give The Italian Kitchen a go.
We ordered two starts, two main courses, focaccia and two drinks and everything was really great. I went for heavy seafood options (I’m a huge seafood lover) and I especially enjoyed my starter while my wife went for spicier tomato/sausage pasta dishes.
In total we spent £49 which is a little expensive but the food was really superb, the restaurant is pretty inside and the service was spot on. The desserts looked really delicious but after our mains we were completely full, but next time we go back to Glasgow we might pop in for a dessert and a drink.
16 Albert Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH7 5LG
We had the pleasure of trying a wedding cake from this shop at the weekend so we had to pop along to their shop to try out their various small cakes.
The shop is a little hidden away, certainly not something you’ll see from the main road and despite the lady behind the counter seemingly having a bad attitude (she looked like she was in a bad mood) the cakes are divine.
As other people have mentioned half of the shop is a shop and the other half is a bakery so everything is super fresh.
As a note there was also a Polish lady behind the counter (as there is with almost every shop in Edinburgh) so if you’re Polish that’s good for you :)
We bought 7 cakes and a sandwich for about £8.50. Bargain!
7 Roseneath Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH9 1JH
Really lovely fishmongers with an absolutely superb selection of fish. Best time of the week to go is easily Saturday morning where they have a really huge selection of fish and Ping (Eddie’s wife) prepares tubs of sushi which are really superb (better than any restaurant sushi I’ve had in Edinburgh at least).
Our favourite thing about Eddie’s though is their friendliness. Eddie and his staff always remember faces and when they see us they always say “hello chef” to my wife and they then have a long chat in Chinese.
Really great place, it’s no wonder they supply some of the top (and the most famous) restaurants in Edinburgh. Thoroughly recommended.