Aizle, Edinburgh

  Aizle 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4HQ 0131 527 4747   www.aizle.co.uk   The Bill  6 Course Tasting Menu £85.00 The Score Cooking 10/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 5/5  Value 5/5 TOTAL 25/25 It was twenty years ago today! (No, not actually today. The anniversary to which I refer occurred on the day of…

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A Street Near You, La Casa Dalry, Edinburgh

  La Casa Dalry 103 – 105 Dalry Road, Edinburgh EH11 2AB 0131 337 2875 www.la-casa-restaurant.co.uk The Bill  Set Lunch  2 courses £9.95 | 3 courses £11.95 A la Carte Tapas/Mezze  £2.95 – £7.50 | Mains £10.95 – £19.95 Desserts £4.95 – £5.95 The Score Cooking 5.5/10 | Service 4.5/5 | Flavour 4/5  Value 5/5…

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Passorn, Edinburgh

  Passorn  23 – 23 A Brougham Place, Edinburgh EH3 9JU 0131 229 1537     www.passornthai.com The Bill  Set Lunch (Wed – Sat) 2 courses £12.95 Pre Theatre Supper (Mon – Thu 5.00 – 6.45) 2 courses £15.25 A la Carte Starters  £6.00 – £8.00 | Mains £10.75 – £18.25 The Score Cooking 8/10 |…

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Côte Brasserie, Edinburgh

  Côte Brasserie 51 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LH 0131 202 6256  www.cote.co.uk   The Bill  Prix Fixe (Mon – Thu all day; Fri 12  – 7) 2 courses £14.95 | 3 courses £18.95 A la Carte Starters  £5.95 – £9.25 | Mains £11.95 – £23.50 Puddings £5.25 – £7.25 The Score Cooking 6.5/10 |…

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Ristorante Settimo Cielo, Vienna

  Ristorante Settimo Cielo (Hotel Royal) Singerstraβe 3, Stock 10, 1010 Vienna +43 1 5123875      www.settimocielo.at The Bill  Dinner A la Carte Starters  €8.00 – €18.00 | Mains €17.50 – €35.50 Puddings €8.50 – €9.00 The Score Cooking 6.5/10 | Service 3/5 | Flavour 3.5/5  Value 3/5 TOTAL 16/25 Muted. In a city…

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Blonde Restaurant, Edinburgh – As Told To Tom Johnston

  Blonde Restaurant 75 St Leonards Street, Edinburgh EH8 9QR 0131 668 2917   www.blonderestaurant.co.uk   The Bill  Set Lunch 2 courses £13.90 | 3 courses £16.90 Dinner A la Carte Starters  £4.95 – £6.95 | Mains £14.25 – £22.95 Puddings £5.95 – £6.75 The Score Cooking 6.5/10 | Service 4/5 | Flavour 4/5  Value 5/5…

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Swilcan Loft, Old Course Hotel, St Andrews

  Swilcan Loft, Old Course Hotel Old Station Road, St Andrews, KY16 9SP 01334 474371  www.oldcoursehotel.co.uk     The Bill Starters  £10.00 – £16.50 | Mains £21.50 – £42.00 Desserts £9.20 The Score Cooking 4.5/10 | Service 4.5/5 | Flavour 3/5  Value 3/5 TOTAL 15/25 I’ve been coming to The Old Course Hotel on a…

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Frango da Cidade, Olhão, Algarve, Portugal

  Frango da Cidade R. Teófilo Braga 51, 8700-368 Olhão, Portugal +351 911 114 577     The Bill The Menu 15€ per head (yes, really) The Score Cooking 6/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4/5  Value 5/5 TOTAL 20/25 Chicken City. Doesn’t sound like a typical Tom Eats! place, does it? And to be…

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The Orchard Bar & Restaurant, Edinburgh

  The Orchard Bar & Restaurant 1 – 2 Howard Place, Edinburgh EH3 5JZ 0131 550 0850  www.theorchardbar.co.uk   The Bill Starters £5.50 – £10.50 | Rustic Sandwiches £7.75 – £9.25 Mains £13.25 –  £31.00 | Desserts – ? The Score Cooking 6/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4.5/5 | Value 4.5/5 TOTAL 20/25 Fascinating…

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Birnam Brasserie, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder: Guest Reviewer David Dickson

  Birnam Brasserie Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire PH3 1NF 01764 694270  www.https://gleneagles.com/eat-drink/the-birnam-brasserie     The Bill Starters  £9.00 – £17.00 | Mains £14.00 – £40.00 Desserts (from the reviewer’s memory)  £5.00 – £8.00 The Score Cooking 8/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4/5  Value 4/5 TOTAL 21/25 Gleneagles Hotel sits amidst the lush greenery of…

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Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, Edinburgh

  Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen 4 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BD 0131 252 5200  www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com The Bill Starters  £7.50 – £14.50 | Mains £16.50 – £48.00 Desserts £5.00 – £7.00 The Score Cooking 7.5/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4/5  Value – Beef 2/5, The rest 4/5: Average 3/5 TOTAL 19.5/25 It ain’t…

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Review of the Year 2021 Part 2: 1 – 14

Dean Banks It’s been a long year. This is article 139. Trust me on two things. Firstly, this is definitely the last in 2021; and secondly there won’t be nearly so many next year. I really really do plan to get out more. It must be said, however, that we ate out to very good…

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Review of the Year 2021 Part 1: 15 – 27

  Tom Eats! in 2021 Another tumultuous year. You may remember that places were shut down on Christmas Eve 2020 (sound familiar?) They were closed for a good few months. Having reopened, with many of them desperate for a decent Christmas trade to get some cash in, they were hammered by Government “advice” to cancel…

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Where Will Tom Eats! Pop Up in 2022? – Part Two: Edinburgh

  I had expected to be slagged for last week’s column of non-reviews. Instead some of you were kind enough to praise the resourcefulness. This week should have seen me basking in the Algarve. Not so, alas, though it was fear of the unknown – a possible eight day quarantine just before Christmas – which…

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Where Will Tom Eats! Pop Up in 2022? – Part One: London

  SARS-CoV-2 (that’s COVID 19 to you) has played havoc for nearly two years now. One of its most insignificant consequences is the impact it’s had on Tom Eats! Writing restaurant reviews avoiding takeaways has been a challenge, though it did give me the opportunity to revive some golden oldies, and it did introduce you…

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Dusit Thai, Edinburgh

  Dusit Thai 49A Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DY 0131 220 6846    www.dusit.co.uk The Bill Dusit Banquet £29.50 pp A la carte Appetisers £5.50 – £10.50 | Mains £11.95 – £22.00 The Score Cooking 6.5/10 | Service 4.5/5 | Flavour 4/5 | Value 4.5/5 TOTAL 19.5/25 You are in heaven in Thailand. A masked…

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The Bay Tree Hotel, Burford, Oxfordshire

   The Bay Tree Hotel  Sheep Street, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4LW  01993 822791    www.cotswold-inns-hotels.co.uk/the-bay-tree-hotel The Bill A la carte Starters £7.50 – £13.50 | Mains £16.00 – £30.00 Puddings £6.50 – £9.00 The Score Cooking 7/10 | Service 4.5/5 | Flavour 4.5/5  Value 4.5/5 TOTAL 20.5/25 Stand at the top of the hill before…

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The Palmerston, Edinburgh

  The Palmerston Restaurant & Bakery 1 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AF 0131 220 1794    www.thepalmerstonedinburgh.co.uk The Bill Set Lunch (Wednesday  to Friday) 2 courses £16.00 | 3 courses £19.00 A la carte Starters £6.50 – £10.00 | Mains £15.00 – £22.00 Desserts £5.00 – £6.00 The Score Cooking 8.5/10 | Service 5/5 |…

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The Crusoe, Lower Largo, Fife

  The Crusoe 2 Main Street, Lower Largo, by Leven, Fife KY8 6BT 01333 406775 The Bill Nibbles (excluding oysters) £4.00 – £5.50 | Starters £5.50 – £10.00 Mains £14.00 – £27.50 | Desserts £1.50 – £7.50 The Score Cooking 6.5/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 19.5/25 The Kingdom of…

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Land, Birmingham – Guest Reviewer Miranda Heggie

  Land 30 Great Western Arcade, Colmore Row, Birmingham B2 5HU 0121 236 2313   www.land.restaurant The Bill 4 courses £30 | 6 courses £39 The Score Cooking 8/10 | Service 4/5 | Flavour 4/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 21/25 When thinking of Birmingham’s architecture, you’d be forgiven for conjuring up a mental image of sprawling…

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Knockendarroch Hotel & Restaurant, Pitlochry

  Knockendarroch Hotel & Restaurant Higher Oakfield, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5HT 01796 473473  www.knockendarroch.co.uk The Bill Dinner Only: 3 courses £49.00 The Score Cooking 7.5/10 | Service 5/5 | Flavour 4/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 20.5/25 The power of the staycation. For those who don’t now it, Pitlochry is a pretty Scottish village just off…

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Chow’s Eating House, Parkgate, The Wirral, Cheshire

  Chow’s Eating House The Parade, Parkgate, Neston, The Wirral CH64 6RW 0151 336 2385  (No active website) The Bill Starters £3.00 – £16.00  | Mains £9.00 – £22.00 Desserts £3.50 – £6.00 | Set Menus £10.00 – £42.00 p/p The Score Cooking 6/10 | Service 4/5 | Flavour 4/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 18/25…

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Sholeh Persian Restaurant, Glasgow

  Sholeh Persian Restaurant 146 – 148 Nelson Street, Glasgow, G5 8EJ 0141 418 0796  www.sholehglasgow.com The Bill Set Lunch 2 courses £10.50 | Set Dinner 2 courses £12.50 A la carte Starters £3.90 – £4.95 (5 for £16.95 including naan) Mains £8.95 – £18.45  Desserts £1.95 – £5.95 The Score Cooking 7/10 | Service…

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