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Glasgow and Edinburgh worst offenders in food hygiene standards

Authorities in Scotland’s two biggest cities have been singled out by a leading consumers’ association as among the worst offenders in the UK for monitoring food hygiene standards.

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Premier Indian restaurant brand Ronaq

New Indian restaurant opens in heart of New Waverley

Indian restaurant brand Ronaq has opened a spectacular new venture in the heart of the £150 million New Waverley development.

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Rachel Allen.

Food and Drink: Rachel Allen says food evokes such memories

The world might just latching on to an idealised Nordic way of life, but chef Rachel Allen has long been fully conversed in it.

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Edinburgh Gin's liqueurs will be stocked in Tesco stores across the UK. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Gin toasts Tesco supply deal for liqueurs

Edinburgh Gin has secured its first UK-wide supermarket listing for both its raspberry and rhubarb and ginger liqueurs.

Number of breeding haddock has fallen.

Haddock off the menu to let fish stocks recover

Haddock from the North Sea has been taken off a list of “fish to eat” following new scientific advice.

The Mugen Taiko Drummers play at The Fukushima Friendship Concert

The Guide - 10 great things to do

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Bierfest, in Princes Street Gardens. Pic: Jane Barlow

Say ‘prost’ as German Bierfest gets set to return

RAISE a stein and say ‘Prost’ this June as German Bierfest Edinburgh returns to Princes Street Gardens - but be quick if you want a seat in the iconic Bavarian Beer Tent, they’re limited and selling fast.

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NBs new gin distillery will welcome visitors with canapes and slippers

Gin maker set for new distillery in East Lothian

A GIN enjoyed by the stars is soon set to be produced around the clock from a new distillery.

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The American food chain specialises in burgers, hot dogs and french fries.

American burger chain Five Guys coming to Edinburgh city centre

A popular American burger chain is opening a branch in Edinburgh City Centre.

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Wetherspoons has added some new healthy recipes to its menu. Picture: Wetherspoons

Wetherspoon add quinoa salad and smashed avocado to Edinburgh menu

A smashed avocado bagel and quinoa and kale salad have been added to the menu of nine Wetherspoon pubs around Edinburgh.

Willie Ross pours a half pint of ale at the bar. Picture: Copyright Len Cumming

In pictures: Unseen images of ‘Rebus’s’ Oxford Bar

A SERIES of rare images, courtesy of photographer Len Cumming, showing Edinburgh’s legendary Oxford Bar in its pre-Rebus days some 35 years ago. Featured prominently is late proprietor, Willie Ross.

DIFFERENT: Hotel du Vins new spring fixed price menu

Hotel du Vin’s new menu is a bit different

ICE cream with your soup. Have you ever heard the like?

Slimmers had been clearing the shelves for the new diet sausage.

Slimmers’ fury as diet sausages ‘800% worse than first claimed’

Dieters have reacted furiously after low fat sausages they were recategorised by Slimming World - because they were 800 percent worse than initially thought.

An extra hot sauce is being launched. Picture; Michael Gillen

Nando’s launch ‘hottest sauce yet’

Chicken chain Nando’s are to test the tastebuds of their local clientele, with their hottest sauce yet.

BT Murrayfield plays host to Scotland's Six Nations home games. Pic: SNS

Loanhead brewer celebrates Six Nations with new ‘Cross the Line’ beer

As Scotland gear up to take on Wales at BT Murrayfield on Saturday for the RBS Six Nations, Stewart Brewing are toasting the occasion with the launch of a classic rugby bitter perfect for rugby fans and beer enthusiasts alike.

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Chocolate egg vodka. Picture: Contributed.

Edinburgh bar offers chocolate egg vodka for Easter

An Edinburgh bar is offering up chocolate egg vodka for Easter.

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Jimmy (Andrew Linnie) and Jimmy's Da (Kevin Kennedy), photo credit Johan Persson

Capital Buzz: 10 Great things to do this week

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Contini at 103 George Street, Edinburgh.

Contini on George Street back after refurb

VICTOR and Carina Contini own three award-winning restaurants in Edinburgh including Cannonball Restaurant and Bar at the top of The Royal Mile and The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant beneath The Scottish National Galleries on Princes Street, however, right now, all eyes are on their newly relaunched flagship Italian restaurant, the eponymous Contini, on George Street.

Edinburgh-based Bellfield is eyeing a move into cans as it develops new beer ranges. Picture: Contributed

Gluten-free brewer eyes £500,000 to fund expansion

Bellfield Brewery, the Edinburgh-based maker of gluten-free beer, has kicked off a £500,000 funding drive to boost its expansion plans.

Matcha Tasting event in Rosevear Tea

Enjoy Japanese tea ceremony

ROSEVEAR Tea shop on Broughton Street host a ‘Matcha Experience’ this Sunday.

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