Mac From Way Back | Tuggy Tucks In

On Wednesday last week, my friend Tilley and I made our second attempt at seeking out some Mac ‘n’ Cheese, as we,d got so excited on a previous Tuesday that we didn’t realise that it’s only served at Sabotage Social Wednesday through to Sunday. So we had high hopes for tonight! Continue reading

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Bubba Q 

I can only say good things about Bubba Q, I’m annoyed at myself for not taking photos of their beef brisket and pulled pork that I so happily got stuck into on my first visit. I had bought a voucher on old faithful itison.com, which I rely on to introduce me to all manner of new weird and wonderful experiences.

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The Salisbury Arms | Tuggy Tucks In

Edinburgh’s south side is fast becoming a foodie haven and there’s a new and improved kid on the block. The Salisbury Arms is a recently renovated Georgian Gastropub with beautifully finished features inside and out. On entry to the main restaurant you are greeted with a cosy yet open dining area and your eyes are immediately drawn to the roaring fire which is the centre piece of the room.

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The Jolly Botanist | Tuggy Tucks In 

You could describe The Jolly Botanist as my local, as it is a mere 200 metres from where I live and a stones throw from Haymarket train station and tram stop. With a classy but quirky Victorian-aged style, it is the perfect place for a gin and tonic with it being a gin bar stocking over 72 gins, so plenty to sample! However it stocks all of your other spirits you would expect from any other bar, as well as lagers, craft beers, wine, cocktails and prosecco. Great for a few weekend drinks or a couple of gin and tonics midweek, it also boasts a bit of space out front which is great on a sunny day for catching some rays compete with gin in hand. Continue reading

Heverlee at Sygn Bar | Tuggy Tucks In 

I was very fortunate this week past to be invited to a Belgian beer tasting event in the name of Heverlee beer at Sygn Bar where I got to sample an array of beer native to Belgium and some delicious fare from Sygn.
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The Winter Garden at The Raeburn with Rekorderlig | Tuggy Tucks In

Anyone who knows me would say I’m not the first to break the tinsel out when it gets to December, but this December 1st I spent it at the launch of the Raeburn’s winter garden in connection with Rekorderlig spiced plum cider.  Continue reading

BRGR Edinburgh | Tuggy Tucks In


I’ve been in the vicinity of the Festival Theatre on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh, a few times in the last few weeks and the new BRGR restaurant caught my eye. Continue reading