Team Hospitality Offer


National Hospitality Day and National Family Business Day!  The 18th September is National Hospitality Day and the 23rd September is [...]

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United we stand……..


To our dear hospitality colleagues The last 18 months have been an unimaginable nightmare.  We’ve been forced to close, trade [...]

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When I said you were escaping my weekly blogs I really “hoped” we would be moving towards a normal


Normal really feels like a lifetime ago. Is it just us or do you feel the same? When I said you were escaping my weekly blogs I really [...]

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Puppy Love at Contini Venues


Last week Victor and I had a few days off.  Quite remarkable!  So lovely to spend time with the children and for the first time in over [...]

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Over the last 75 weeks I’ve truly loved sharing my thoughts


Good morning lovely people Today you’re getting freedom from my weekly missives, but as the FM says no freedom from Covid, for some [...]

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The flags are out in Lasswade and it isn’t even the Gala


Good morning lovely people The flags are out in Lasswade and it isn’t even the Gala (if you’re not from Scotland and need to know what [...]

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What a difference a year makes….


Today is a happy blog. We have three restaurants back up and running and the sense of relief is difficult, even for me, to articulate.  [...]

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Cannonball House Dining Guidelines


**UPDATED 12TH AUGUST** It’s very positive news for everyone that we have reached “Beyond Zero” and life is returning to normal. Covid [...]

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Sorry, it’s a Long Covid missive today


I was confused for a moment, so Edinburgh is moving from Level 2 to Level 0 tomorrow.  Is it, “Pass Straight to Go and Collect £200” or [...]

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From Lazio to Cockenzie: the making of a family restaurant


Victor and Carina Contini are both third generation Italian Scots. They are also the owners of The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant which [...]

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