I'm Mumzilla from Edinburgh. I've been Qyping since 09-09-2010
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77B George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 3EE
2 Cheyne Street, Stockbridge House (Life Care Ltd), Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 1JB
Yarrow Terrace, Selkirk, Scotland TD7 5AS
2 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2PS
Popped in here for a quick coffee recently. Lots of tables outside, none of which had been cleared and we had to clear one ourselves. Hubby got the coffees and a bit cake for himself and it was very expensive and not terribly good. Staff couldn’t care less and if they spent more time clearing tables instead of having a sly fag round the corner or speaking on the phone, they would have had more custom – 3 times people came in when I was there, looked round at the mess, and left. No good for business guys! Can’t really recommend it and won’t be back myself.
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, Scotland EH30 9SL
Were at Hopetoun House today for horse trials. Horse trials etc were fairly average but, while we were there, we had the chance to look round some of the house. It is beautiful! Loads of amazing things to see, the rooms were stunning and the staff really knew their stuff. Some sad stories too. Will be going back for a more extensive look around and would recommend it. Children also seem to be very welcome so would be a good place for a rainy day to keep your kids occupied.
1 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 5EZ
Never been here before and nipped in for a quick drink with friends before they got the train home. What a nice place. Very cosy, lovely seating areas and a cordoned off area for food. Music not overwhelmingly loud and the staff quite friendly. Lots of security there (although not usual in the town on a Saturday night) but even they were very pleasant and, when they had to move people on, seemed to do it in a positive manner with no trouble. Good place to pop into.
130 High Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1QS
Went here for breakfast this weekend and found it surprisingly nice. The service was a bit slow but the staff were really nice and helpful. The food was okay (scrambled egg was a bit cool but, hey, that’s scrambled egg for you) but the smoked salmon was delicious and the coffee was good. It wasn’t spectacular but it was good and I would go back again.
Milton Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH15
I thought I had reviewed this place before but, to my horror, it doesn’t seem like I have! This restaurant is part of Jewel & Esk College on Milton Road, Edinburgh, and is run, generally, by the catering students there from the chefs to the waiting staff. It is, to be honest, utterly and entirely superb! The food is wonderful, it’s exceptionally cheap, the actual restaurant is stunning and has amazing views towards Arthurs Seat, the Pentlands and the Forth. The staff are all lovely young people and give you the most amazing service and do it cheerily and eagerly. The front of house manager (who I think is called Ian…..sorry if I’ve got that wrong – I’ve been there that often I should know!) is so nice and helpful. You come away having had a lovely meal and feeling like VIP. If you’ve never been – go – now!
18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3AA
We all know what the Playhouse does and where it is…..blah……blah……but do you know that it also houses the Stage Experience over the summer? It’s for youngsters and teenagers up to 21 years. Auditions are held for this and only a small proportion of those auditioned get in. You pay a fair amount of money (£210 this year) but for 2 weeks in the summer your teenager is there for almost 2 weeks solid, 9am to 6pm (occasionally later) where they learn a musical (Glee this year) and put on 3 performances at the end of the 2 weeks. My daughter was there for the first time this year and had an absolute ball. She made loads of new friends and learned things about herself she never even expected – so did we! Little did we know that, when she got on stage (and she was only in the chorus) she would become a totally different person! I’m sure she’s not the only one who’s left this with new talents, new friends and loads of new-found confidence. She already wants to audition for next year. Definitely worth thinking about.
15 Blackfriars Street, Old Town, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1NB
Had heard of this little place on one of these sites that offer you cheap deals. I didn’t buy the cheap deal but, after my Qype event last week where we sampled lots of cheese and wine, do I now wish I had! Lovely little place, very clean, and the owner really knew her stuff about her cheeses and chutneys. She was very friendly and explained things very clearly. The cheeses were amazing – particularly the smoked one – and the chutneys were a lovely accompaniment. There was also a chap from Stewart’s brewery who had matched beers to the cheeses – what a revelation! Not one to consume beer on the whole (nice glass of dry white wine thanks) I was amazed how nice they were with the cheeses. He also really knew his stuff and the whole event was great. Will definitely be back to this little shop – as early as this Saturday in fact as my daughter is mad keen to go there for some cheese and to buy her partner some of that lovely beer. I feel it my duty to take her. Go there – it’s great.