What a whirlwind of a year it’s been 🌪️
We started house hunting in January, had a weekend away in February, bought a house in April, had a babymoon in May, a baby in July and the rest has been a blur ever since!
Saving for a flat and baby meant that I’ve not eaten out quite as much as I normally would have or would have liked to but I did get lots of generous offers to dine out and of course we managed to squeeze in a few weeks treats – pre & post baby! And now, summarising this list I’ve realised I did actually eat out quite a lot…!
There’s no surprise that these guys end up on everyone’s “best pizza in Edinburgh” lists. Sublime.
Sumptuous Levantine ‘sharing’ plates that are so good you won’t want to share. The cauliflower fritters were a particular highlight. Full review.
“I mean, how good can a bit of bacon on a naan bread really be” were my naive thoughts before I tried it for myself. Game changer. Have returned several times since. Read here why their service is the best.
Mouth watering bao buns with great service and pupper friendly pub. Excellent brunch spot too.
Filling my Brighton Pompoko shaped hole, Bibimbap serve up Korean goodies. Full review.
Time and time again, Aurora never fails to impress. Best brunch in Leith.
Six by Nico, Edinburgh
The “chippie” menu seems to be everyone’s favourite of the year – the Scrabster scampi was heaven. Excited to see what themes 2019 brings. Full review.
Here for the carrot cake which my boyfriend hailed “phenomenal”. Full review.
One of my favourite lunch spots in Edinburgh – classic pub grub but done really, really well.
Nok’s Kitchen, Edinburgh
A Stockbridge staple, Nok’s have the friendliest of staff & the yummiest of Thai food in Edinburgh.
East Pizza, Edinburgh
Contender for best pizza in Edinburgh. Just looking at this makes me droooooolllllll.
I would eat these eggs benny everyday if I could. Velvety veloute-like hollandaise with perfectly poached eggs and crispy capers.
The Scottish Cafe, Edinburgh
Not just for tourists. This was the lesson we learnt when we visited in summer. Excellent service and even better food. Full review.
83 Hanover Street, Edinburgh
My restaurant opening highlight of the year, excited to see what new menu developments 2019 brings to this Chilean / Scottish eaterie. Full review.
The Table, Edinburgh
Absolutely mind blowing birthday treat from the other half which saw us take up two of the ten seats at the most coveted table in Edinburgh. Full review.
Paul Tamburrini, Edinburgh
We were treated like kings at Paul Tamburrini in autumn, with a special four course dairy free menu. Full review.
Milk at ESW, Edinburgh
Many a lunch has been had at Milk this year – the perfect spot for catching up with friends, delicious food and cakes even I can eat.
The best roast I’ve had in Edinburgh. High praise. Full review.
Big Kahuna, Edinburgh
The BK boys are making a real name for themselves with their Hawaiian inspired poke bowls. Insta friendly and delicious. Could 2019 bring a permanent space for them?
Bross, Leith Walk
And a special menu must go to Bross for the many, many bagels I’ve consumed since they opened on Leith Walk. Disclaimer: I was a fan since Porty 😉