Autumnal Vibes & Preparing for Christmas


GIFT VOUCHERS If you are looking for an alternative present for Christmas, birthdays or any anniversaries, a Contini gift voucher is [...]

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How summer treated our Contini Kitchen Garden


21 September 2016

The summer season was so successful for us in the Kitchen Garden that we have changed our strategy slightly with what we are growing so [...]

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Our Inspiring Edinburgh, we love you!


12 August 2016

The Festival is here – my favourite time of year! The Scottish Cafe always kicks off first with its annual blockbuster exhibition [...]

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Harvest time at the Contini Kitchen Garden


2 August 2016

Yesterday was an adventure. The universe had aligned in our favour – all three children, my mother and Victor and I got through a [...]

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How to complain in a restaurant, according to Carina


3 June 2016

Yesterday I was asked to contribute on BBC Kitchen Cafe with food critic Jonathan Trew.   It was fascinating. Several visitors to an [...]

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The art of foraging


30 May 2016

In the latest Contini blog, Claire, our lovely Chef de Partie at Cannonball Restaurant, tells us all about why she just loves foraging. [...]

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Make Carina’s a Cosmo


19 May 2016

It’s grey skies at the moment but all the beautiful weather over the last few weeks has put me in the mood for a cocktail. Our bar [...]

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Sunshine food with the family


10 May 2016

At the weekend we enjoyed lunch in the garden for the first time this year. Can’t quite believe how beautiful it was. I’d prepared my [...]

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Meet Max, our Master Mixologist


15 April 2016

It’s nearly the weekend! Have you got that Friday Feeling? It’s time to relax and Max, our mixologist, is on hand to help.  [...]

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Celebrating women in the kitchen


15 March 2016

Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day. I only just found out that there is also an International Men’s Day (November 19th [...]

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