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5 of the best restaurants near Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

It’s one of the capital’s most famous thoroughfares, but where should you go if you want to grab something to eat while enjoying a wander along the Royal Mile?

Here is where to go if you're looking to enjoy a coffee and some cake? Picture: Jeremy Keith\Flickr

Five of the best cafes in Edinburgh

Looking to grab a cup of coffee, a cake or a morning roll before work, or maybe just enjoy an informal lunch? Thankfully, Edinburgh has no shortage of excellent cafés to fill your needs.

Enjoy panormic views of Edinburgh from  Arthur's Seat.Picture: Scott Louden

9 of the best winter walks in and around Edinburgh

You can always blow away the cobwebs as we enter 2018 with a scenic walk on a crisp, frosty day. With a variety of walks to choose from in and around Edinburgh, Alex Watson takes her pick of the best routes for walkers of all abilities.

La Barantine: La Boulange, bakery and shop, 10 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.

Fortunes on the rise for Bruntsfield baker

There is nothing one-sided about Vincent Aplincourt’s love affair with Edinburgh.

Considerit, vegan doughnuts, chocolate and ice cream, 3-5a Sciennes, Edinburgh.

Let’s all resolve to eat Claire’s doughnuts

After the excesses of the festive season, calorie-loaded cakes and chocolates can expect to be getting a bad press by the time January comes along.

Will Ferrell stars as Buddy in Elf

Catch your favourite Christmas films in Edinburgh

Nothing gets people in the festive spirit quicker than watching an old favourite Christmas movie. Lucky for film fans, there are plenty of pop-ups and cinemas showing a range of traditional Christmas classics and modern festive screenings in Edinburgh this year, finds Gillian McDonald.

Nordic Edit, Scandinavian design, Belhaven Fruit Farm, near  Dunbar.

Enterprising East Lothian mums are cracking Norse code with authentic Scandi design

When it comes to business, Kate Heggie and Karin McDougall agree that two heads are better than one. So why tap into one trend when you can tap into two?

The Knights Vault,  wall art and reenactment weaponry, 102 West Bow, Edinburgh.

En garde in Edinburgh for the sharp end of Christmas shopping

If you wake up on Christmas morning to find a sword-shaped package under the tree, chances are it’s a sword.

Follow the illuminated Christmas trail at the Botanics

What’s on in Edinburgh this December

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so check out our pick of the December events in Edinburgh to help keep you entertained up to the big day and beyond

Gaucho is a carnivore's paradise

14 new Edinburgh bars and restaurants to try this winter

Branch out from your old favourites this winter and check out some of Edinburgh‘s newest bars and restaurants. From street food pizza joints to gourmet seafood bars, these brand new places are well worth a visit.

Leon's Queen Street cocktail is a winner

Edinburgh mixologist makes final of world cocktail contest

A COCKTAIL guru from a Capital bar has become a finalist in a top international competition – with a drink he has created named after one of city’s best known streets.

Sisters Sarah MacGregor-Norrie (left) and  Lindsay MacGregor of Edinburgh-based  millinery label Angels & Insects.

There’s nothing old hat about Edinburgh’s thoroughly modern milliners

Determination to follow a long-held shared dream has seen art school graduates Sarah and Lindsay MacGregor spreading their wings into the world of high fashion.

The Bow Bar, Victoria Street. Pictured Hannah Cooper, bar staff. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

The best Edinburgh bars for a warm welcome on a cold day

From traditional pubs to candle-lit cocktail bars, Edinburgh has plenty of welcoming spots to enjoy a drink when it gets a bit colder outside. Take refuge on a dark night and visit one of these cosy pubs and bars selected by Gillian McDonald to warm yourself up in no time.

Crystal Bows bridal boutique, 143 Great Junction Street, Leith.

When commitment to please is crystal clear

Before any bride can say “I do” she has to say yes to the dress.

Karine's Deli, Morningside Road, Edinburgh.

No rushing for the
Br-exit at Karine’s

Whatever the outcome of Brexit negotiations, French foodie Karine Lassourreuille is determined to remain in her adopted Edinburgh community.

Houseproud of Morningside, winner of a Bake Off shop window competition.

Show stops but GBBO just keeps on giving in Morningside

As the icing sugar settles on another series of the nation’s favourite baking programme, the team at Houseproud of Morningside have pulled off their own show-stopping performance.

Expect big hits and classic torch songs when Marc Almond performs at the Usher Hall

What’s on in Edinburgh in November

From the Edinburgh Wine Festival to St Andrew’s Day ceilidhs, there’s so much going in in the Capital this month. Check out our guide to the best things to do in November . . .

Lip smackingly good: Kate Marsden, Pauls niece, serves up treats to an appreciative Hobbes, left, and Morse. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh’s gourmet dog bakery sets tongues and tails wagging

Canine cuisine it may be – a dog’s dinner it certainly is not.

Covet bags and accessories in Thistle Street.

Thou shalt indeed covet the new Edinburgh Handbag

With its own festival, its own castle, and even its own rock, our fine city is surely worthy of its own handbag.

The Dragonfly gift shop in Broughton Street, Edinburgh

Racing fan Louise opens the throttle on Edinburgh gift shop venture

The relaxing ambience that greets customers at the Dragonfly gift shop and boutique gives nothing away about the high-octane lifestyle of its owner.

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