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THE Ellersly House Hotel in Murrayfield is feeding children for free at its restaurant during the summer holidays.

For every two adults ordering a two-course lunch or dinner, two under 12s can eat on-the-house until August 14.

Head chef James McQuade has dished up delicacies for many famous faces, from the Queen to Billy Connolly, so the treat will be in the taste, as well as the value.

Prices start from £7.45 for lunch and £14.45 per adult for a two-course meal. Starters include smoked salmon with prawn marie rose and buttered brown bread as well as a spinach and ricotta tortelloni with tomato dressing and freshly shaved parmesan. For main, there’s fresh breaded or battered haddock with chips, peas and tartar sauce and duck breast with puy lentils and fondant potato. For desserts, diners can choose from the tantalising Eton mess or the Scottish cheese board with oatcakes and beetroot chutney.

Children can choose from soup of the day or garlic bread for starter and move on to anything from homemade breaded fish or chicken goujons through to burgers, all served with mashed potatoes or chips, fresh mixed vegetables, baked beans or peas. And for the finale, of course, there’s ice cream. And when they’re full there’s a children’s play area.

Pure Spa

THOSE wanting a summer look, despite the washout, are invited to Pure Spa at Ocean Terminal today, where free tans will be offered on a first come first served basis.

With the chances of achieving a natural tan in Scotland being close to zero — a bit like the temperature — Pure Spa is anticipating a queue of pale skinned shoppers looking for the boost that a healthy glow can bring.

Doors opened at 10am this morning, with closing time at 5pm.

Becky Woodhouse of Pure Spa said: “Enough is enough! The glamorous people of Edinburgh can’t wait any longer in the hope that the sun will break through the grey. It’s time to go for glam. What the weather won’t provide, we will here to make up the difference.”