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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Rollo | Tuggy Tucks In

A selection of food consumed – Thai fish cakes, dauphinoise, pan-seared beef fillet & haggis bon bons

I’d seen and heard about Rollo in Stockbridge but when I heard they were opening up a second restaurant on Broughton street, closer to the centre of town I was excited to try it. Continue reading

Fork & Field | Tuggy Tucks InĀ 

I’d been wanting to go to Fork & Field for a wee while now since hearing of a big refurb of the old Torphican Inn in my boyfriend’s native Mid Calder.

Owned by the same owners of quirky gin bar The Jolly Botanist on Morrison street right by Haymarket train station in Edinburgh, I had the feeling I’d be in for good things. 

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Second City Coffee


As an avid tea drinker, my love for coffee grew when I moved to New Zealand, those Kiwis are definitely serious about their coffee and so I became that way too! I love seeking out local artisan coffee shops in Edinburgh where I live. However I have never owned a coffee machine of my own so buying coffee beans and making a cup of fresh joe in the house is something I’ve never done. My mum however has just invested in a coffee maker so I hopped along to hers to try Second City Coffee and two of their coffee bean varieties that they have on offer.

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