Tom Kitchin opened The Bonnie Badger, a new pub with rooms, on Wednesday this week. It comes just a month after the launch of his casual dining concept Southside Scran in Edinburgh. Harden’s first mentioned news of The Bonnie Badger in May. It’s just a 30-minute drive from the capital in the village of Gullane on […]

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Tom Kitchin and team will today open Southside Scran, a new restaurant in Edinburgh. Southside Scran appears a more relaxed alternative to Kitchin’s “outstanding” fine dining flagship, though will stay true to the chef’s commitment to Scottish produce and seasonal cooking. The restaurant’s focal point will be a rotisserie grill, upon which great hunks of […]

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Chef Andrew Fairlie is stepping down from his his restaurant at Gleneagles, the only in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars. Fairlie was diagnosed with cancer in 2005, and since then has undergone chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery, but doctors have confirmed the brain tumour is now terminal. As a result, the chef announced he will […]

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The Seafood Restaurant in St Andrews, a stunning modernist steel-and-glass cube overlooking the North Sea, has been taken over and given an Italian makeover by 22-year-old Stefano Pieraccini. A marketing and managing graduate, he will be mentored by his father Adrian, past owner of restaurants including Rocca in St Andrews and Rocpool in Inverness. Now called […]

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⦿ The Guardian’s Marina O’Loughlin reviewed Trump Turnberry 6/10 in Ayrshire, where she arrived with “prejudices fully erect” and is told in a whisper, “We’re not allowed to talk politics.” “Yes, there’s a lot to loathe. I hate that the hotel celebrates Scottishness in a way only a tourist can love: charming doormen waft you indoors […]

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Scottish craft brewer Innis & Gunn will accelerate plans to expand its Beer Kitchen casual dining concept into England after raising £1 million in 72 hours via crowdfunding. The two Beer Kitchens already open in Edinburgh and Dundee will be joined by another in St Andrews in the next couple of weeks, with Glasgow to follow in the […]

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The tyre men have today (16 September) announced new entries and deletions for the 2016 Michelin Guide ahead of the book’s release later this month. Perhaps the most surprising award was to Umu, a blingy Mayfair Japanese, which was bumped up to a two star rating. It was first awarded a star in 2005 after its […]

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TV chef Hardeep Singh Kohli has opened Scotland’s ‘first craft beer and curry bar’ in Leith’s thriving culinary scene. VDeep restaurant takes over the former home of The Vintage pub in Henderson Street. The neighbourhood already boasts a number of much-lauded restaurants, including Tom Kitchin’s The Kitchin (which provides “real fireworks” according to Harden’s reporters), […]

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