Kitchen Table by Twelve Triangles
22–24 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5RG
Twelve Triangles, who have bakery cafes all over Edinburgh, have now opened a daytime dining space for sit-down meals on Easter Road. The menu promises to change often and champion the best of Scottish seasonal produce. Current dishes feature the likes of fried cardamom and panela cake with bramble compote, and an nduja, taleggio, and honey sourdough toastie. It’s open all week from 8.30am till 4.30pm for walk-ins only (no reservations, last orders for food at 3pm).
93 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AB
A new Japanese restaurant has opened beside Haymarket train station, where Wine & Peach used to be. On the menu, you will find ramen, donburi, sushi, and snacks such as gyoza, takoyaki (squid balls), karaage (fried chicken) and even fried pufferfish! Japanese beer, whisky, sake, gin, and cocktails are also available.
3d Riversdale Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5XN
A former public toilet, unused since 1982, has re-opened as a cafe. The building dates back to 1903 and was at risk of being demolished, but the Friends of Roseburn Park have spent the last 11 years transforming it into a cafe. Sit-in or takeaway, dog friendly, card payments only. Open from 8.30am till 4pm Thursday to Saturday, and 9am till 4pm on Sundays, you’ll find it beside the Water of Leith in Roseburn Park, within sight of Murrayfield stadium.
Tipsy Midgie Whisky & Gin Drinkery
67 St Leonard’s Hill, Edinburgh EH8 9SB
As the 2023 winners of Scotland’s Whisky Bar of the Year and Whisky Guru of the Year at the recent Scottish Bar and Pub Awards, Tipsy Midgie have over 600 whiskies, so they may be the best-stocked whisky bar in the capital. Open Thursday to Sunday from 5pm till 11pm. On selected Thursdays, there are tasting events with a presence from a chosen distillery, and every Sunday they do whisky flights with three drams for a mere £10.
Glasgow Vegan Festival
116–124 Haggs Road, Glasgow G41 4RD
Glasgow Vegan Festival will return to Hutchesons’ at Pollok Park on 14th October from 10.30 am till 4.30pm. There will be more than 60 stalls, and it’s not just food: there will be gifts, beauty, skincare, fashion, bathroom goodies, pet treats, jewellery, and more. Standard entry is £4 (under 16s are free) or you can pay £15 for a VIP ticket from Eventbrite, which includes a goody bag full of vegan products, samples, discounts, and offers. To sponsor, host a demo, talk or workshop, or find out more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Arch 15, 8 Eastvale Place, Glasgow G3 8QG
Chef Craig Grozier has made a career out of private catering and hospitality consultancy, but this month he’s opening his first permanent restaurant, in a railway arch just along from SWG3 in the West End. It will have a private dining room and communal table for up to 30 diners. In the run-up to opening, there have been preview nights at the nearby Acid Bar, showcasing what you can expect from the new restaurant – like grouse, charcuterie, sourdough made with a heavily peated whisky, and locally-produced chocolate.
137–139 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow G41 3YT
What was once Finlay’s in Shawlands has had a £250k makeover, with a brand new bar, seating, and flooring, and is now the more sophisticated looking The Millwood. The pub looks a lot more inviting and now has more wines available, cocktails, and regular gig nights, plus a Thursday quiz where you can win a £30 bar tab. There is still a beer garden and they are dog friendly.
Harris Distillery – The Hearach
Isle of Harris Distillers, who opened in 2015, have launched their first ever single malt Scotch whisky, The Hearach. In fact, it is the first legally distilled whisky from the Isle of Harris, and all of their bottles available to purchase online sold out within hours of being listed. The Hearach (Gaelic for a native of Harris) has been distilled, matured (in first-fill bourbon, oloroso and fino sherry casks), and bottled (at 46% ABV) on the island. Slightly peaty, it has aromas of smoke, chocolate, and vanilla. The whisky is available in specialist retailers and bars across the UK this month. £65 RRP.