Food and Drink Edinburgh September 2017

As summer finally draws to a close, it’s time to reflect on some of the hottest Food and Drink blogs of September. From great reviews of local Edinburgh restaurants to cooking classes, September certainly was action packed.

Don’t fret as local bloggers also have the inside scoop on some yummy upcoming events. Join us as we review the best of September and see what’s on tap for October.


Master The Art of Flavour this Autumn –  Tartan Spoon

This September, bloggers at the Tartan Spoon joined Edinburgh New Town Cookery School (ENTCS) students to learn how to prepare a first-class autumn feast. From globally recognized certifications to fun, weekend one-day courses for beginners, ENTCS certainly seems to have a lot to offer.

Cooking classes at ENTCS sound like a perfect way to spend dreary Scottish weekends. Check out the Tartan Spoon’s inside look at ENTCS here or even better sign up for a cooking class by visiting ENTCS’ website.


Review: Whistlestop Barber Shop – Edinburgers

Looking for a delicious meal? Edinburgers may just have the spot for you. Whistlestop Barber Shop sounds like the ideal place to indulge in hot dogs, hamburgers, and for the more health-conscious house salads.


The food here looks truly amazing. The Whistlestop Barber Shop is officially on my radar for the next time I’m craving something yummy.

The whole review, including more mouth-watering photos, can be read here. Or if you’ve already heard enough, reservations for Whistlestop can be booked on their website.


5 of the best whiskies to savour on Autumn evenings – Scotsman Food & Drink

Some of us dread the end of summer, while others look forward to cosy evenings indoors near a fireplace. Or, if you’re like me, there’s no better way to chase the chill away than with a few drams.

The Scotsman has put together a list of some of their favourite whiskies. Featuring whiskies such as Aberlour A’Bunadh from the Highlands, Ardberg Uigeadail from Islay, and more.

With such an outstanding collection of both accessible and affordable whiskies, this is the perfect collection of whiskies for countering the chilly Autumn weather. The whole sampling list can be viewed at the Scotsman.


Oktoberfest Comes to Brewhemia – Tartan Spoon

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Despite the bad weather and shorter days, there is one thing worth celebrating this Autumn — Oktoberfest. Brewhemia has only been open in Edinburgh for one month, yet they are already ramping up for a month-long celebration of beer.

Boasting one of the UK’s largest selection of tank beer, this is set to be one amazing festival. It will feature many of the German traditions from German food to music and everything in-between.

For more information about the festival including beer recommendations, check out the Tartan Spoon’s detailed article.


Kathryn Strachan