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Who cares?

June 7, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Who are you voting for?  Many people don’t seem to care as they sadly feel it won’t make much difference.  Political […]

Get on your bike.

May 22, 2024

Life, and sometimes death, gets in the way.  The next stage consultation for the “George Street Operational Plan & Project” took place last week.  I […]

Mamma Mia

May 10, 2024

Good morning lovely people, 1928 was a good year.    Equal voting rights for women and men, pre-sliced bread, bubble gum, Mickey Mouse, and on the […]

Perfect Partnerships: Who’s the melon to your prosciutto?

April 26, 2024

Good morning lovely people Strawberries and cream.  Super sweeties covered in a silky blanket.   A perfect partnership. Prosciutto e Melone; a little more adventurous […]

What are we not allowed to do this week?

April 14, 2024

Good morning lovely people    What are we not allowed to do this week?  Am I smelling a smoke screen perhaps?    Out of the […]

Don’t let gestures posture for the wrong purpose

March 29, 2024

Happy Easter lovely people, When a Marathon was renamed to a Snicker and Opal Fruits became Starbursts who would have known that this was the […]

The source is important

March 15, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’ve been writing for The Scotsman for over 10 years. My last headshot was taken in 2019.  I had a panic […]

PC has many meanings

March 1, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’m in big trouble.  Inadvertently I’ve clearly been insulting almost everyone.  Victor and John in the garden, “good job boys”.  The […]

Mother’s Day

February 27, 2024

MOTHER’S DAY AT CONTINI RESTAURANTS Mum’s the World – Sunday 10th March. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mum’s the word – and it’s […]

Let’s Take the High Road

February 19, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Is it just me or is this year “marching” on very quickly.  Victor and John the gardener have seen the first […]

A Game of Fate with a Difference

February 4, 2024

Good morning lovely people  My father and I used to spend hours playing Rummy or Scopa (an Italian card game).   The scene had traces of […]

Edinburgh’s Chinese New Year

February 1, 2024

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Edinburgh? 2024 marks the Chinese Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year in Edinburgh has become the largest celebration of […]

Employee of the Month

May 18, 2017

Congratulations to Mike in our events team! He has been chosen as our employee of the month! Mike has been with us for since January […]

Cannonball toasts World Whisky Day with Glengoyne event

May 17, 2017

What better way to spend the day than sampling the finest single malts on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile For all you lovers of Scotland’s national drink, […]

Shelley Shares Blog Contini George Street

May 10, 2017

A lovely write up by an Edinburgh Blogger…   Contini had a little ‘face-lift’ earlier this year and I must say it’s looking fabulous! You […]

Slow Food UK – Our Chef Emma Mills Story

May 1, 2017

Read the article on the Slow Food Website here Chef Emma Mills first began her career in 2011 at Appetite Direct as a kitchen porter […]

New Spring Pasta Dishes at Contini George Street

April 27, 2017

Well spring is here and we’ve added a lovely new selection of fresh pasta dishes to the menu at Contini George St. We’re serving them […]

Spring in the Scottish Kitchen Garden

April 27, 2017

The carrots, beetroot and leeks that were planted at the end of autumn are looking good and will prove to be a fruitful harvest in […]

Edinburgh Gin Team Visit

April 20, 2017

Gin. What is that? Some sort of magic spell? A secret potion? Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavor from juniper berries. It […]

THE SCOTTISH CAFE HITLISTED!

April 19, 2017

Delighted to announce that The Scottish Cafewas HITLISTED in the Art Venue section of the List Eating & Drinking Guide 2017. In addition we were […]

CONTINI GEORGE STREET HITLISTED!

April 19, 2017

Delighted to announce that Contini George Street was HITLISTED in the Italian section of the List Eating & Drinking Guide 2017. The team have worked […]

Verre de Vin

April 12, 2017

Verre de Vin Creating a wine list is always an exciting part of creating menus in restaurants, albeit a difficult task, but as all tricky […]

Carina Recommends

March 21, 2017

DearFriends Both my husband and I love to travel and we get so much inspiration from our trips to anywhere we can manage to escape […]

Caledonian Brewery Team Visit

March 16, 2017

The Scottish Cafe & Restaurant team recently had an amazing opportunity to have an experience at the Caledonian Brewery. A chance they jumped at! We […]

Who cares?

June 7, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Who are you voting for?  Many people don’t seem to care as they sadly feel it won’t make much difference.  Political […]

Get on your bike.

May 22, 2024

Life, and sometimes death, gets in the way.  The next stage consultation for the “George Street Operational Plan & Project” took place last week.  I […]

Mamma Mia

May 10, 2024

Good morning lovely people, 1928 was a good year.    Equal voting rights for women and men, pre-sliced bread, bubble gum, Mickey Mouse, and on the […]

Perfect Partnerships: Who’s the melon to your prosciutto?

April 26, 2024

Good morning lovely people Strawberries and cream.  Super sweeties covered in a silky blanket.   A perfect partnership. Prosciutto e Melone; a little more adventurous […]

What are we not allowed to do this week?

April 14, 2024

Good morning lovely people    What are we not allowed to do this week?  Am I smelling a smoke screen perhaps?    Out of the […]

Don’t let gestures posture for the wrong purpose

March 29, 2024

Happy Easter lovely people, When a Marathon was renamed to a Snicker and Opal Fruits became Starbursts who would have known that this was the […]

The source is important

March 15, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’ve been writing for The Scotsman for over 10 years. My last headshot was taken in 2019.  I had a panic […]

PC has many meanings

March 1, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’m in big trouble.  Inadvertently I’ve clearly been insulting almost everyone.  Victor and John in the garden, “good job boys”.  The […]

Mother’s Day

February 27, 2024

MOTHER’S DAY AT CONTINI RESTAURANTS Mum’s the World – Sunday 10th March. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mum’s the word – and it’s […]

Let’s Take the High Road

February 19, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Is it just me or is this year “marching” on very quickly.  Victor and John the gardener have seen the first […]

A Game of Fate with a Difference

February 4, 2024

Good morning lovely people  My father and I used to spend hours playing Rummy or Scopa (an Italian card game).   The scene had traces of […]

Edinburgh’s Chinese New Year

February 1, 2024

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Edinburgh? 2024 marks the Chinese Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year in Edinburgh has become the largest celebration of […]