Re: Edinburgh

hey - i'm going to edinburgh tonight until tuesday. i think a lot of the more obvious tourist stuff is covered in my guide book but would greatly appreciate any recommendations for pubs, cafes, art, record/book shops...usual stuff.

thanks!

"Give me a prejudice, and I will move the world"

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Collider and pjaro are looking for a gig in Edinburgh (or anywhere else in Scotland/Borders that is not Aberdeen or Glasgow) on November 16th, I know it's short notice - we'll play someone's house etc and will play for whatever you can manage, only requirement is some gear to play through. Floor to sleep on is preferable but not essential.

Re: Edinburgh

thencomesdudley wrote:

hey - i'm going to edinburgh tonight until tuesday. i think a lot of the more obvious tourist stuff is covered in my guide book but would greatly appreciate any recommendations for pubs, cafes, art, record/book shops...usual stuff.

thanks!

Try St Stephens Street at Stockbridge for Vox Box records and Sprio deli and cafe.

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Re: Edinburgh

Top Pub Haunts:
The Brass Monkey (Drummond Street one is better, Leith one is good too)
Victoria Bar (Leith Walk)
Woodland Creatures (Leith Walk)
Holyrood 9a (Holyrood Road, Parralel to the Royal Mile)
The Waverly (St Mary's St off the Royal Mile)
Tourmalet (down Leith, just off the Walk)
The Ventoux (brougham pl at the end of the meadows)

Cheap(ish) food stuffs:
Kampong Ah Lee (two of them, Malaysian food, cheap, excellent)
Bonsai (Japanese, again, two of them and cheap)
Yum Yum HK Diner (W.Richmond Street, Chinese)
La Favorita (Leith Walk, best Pizza in town)

Other cool stuff:
Monorail (arty books/zines/printsmags)
Little Ox (Gallery/poster prints)
Dead Head (Comics)
Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop (what the name says on the tin, usually exhibitions on)
Crammond Island
Extended wanderings in Holyrood Park. Hunters Bog and the Devil's Ribs is a nice walk.

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Thanks very much guys - am doing a lot of the most obvious tourist stuff going, but am trying to fit in good pubs around it. Am visiting Stockbridge and also Holyrood 9A tomorrow. Cheers for the Leith walk recommendations too I'm staying in Montgomery street right by there so cool for some local things, ate at Khushi's tonight on google reviews and liked it a lot.

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56 (edited by thencomesdudley 06-11-2013 08:18:06)

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Cheers again for the recommendations, had an awesome three days

Tourist stuff: Castle, Arthur's Seat, National Gallery, National Museum, Botanic Gardens, Mary King's Close, Ghost Tour, Surgeon's Museum

Food: 9A Holyrood, Hendersons, Viva Mexico, Khushi's, Oink, Guildford Arms, Valvona & Crolla, Smoke Stack

Drink: Bow Bar, 9A Holyrood, Jekyll & Hyde, Arcade Bar, Guildford Arms, Brewdog

"Give me a prejudice, and I will move the world"

Re: Edinburgh

thencomesdudley wrote:

Cheers again for the recommendations, had an awesome three days

Tourist stuff: Castle, Arthur's Seat, National Gallery, National Museum, Botanic Gardens, Mary King's Close, Ghost Tour, Surgeon's Museum

Food: 9A Holyrood, Hendersons, Viva Mexico, Khushi's, Oink, Guildford Arms, Valvona & Crolla, Smoke Stack

Drink: Bow Bar, 9A Holyrood, Jekyll & Hyde, Arcade Bar, Guildford Arms, Brewdog

What were the best of all? I'm going up in a couple of week for a day or so.

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jock_gestapo wrote:
thencomesdudley wrote:

Cheers again for the recommendations, had an awesome three days

Tourist stuff: Castle, Arthur's Seat, National Gallery, National Museum, Botanic Gardens, Mary King's Close, Ghost Tour, Surgeon's Museum

Food: 9A Holyrood, Hendersons, Viva Mexico, Khushi's, Oink, Guildford Arms, Valvona & Crolla, Smoke Stack

Drink: Bow Bar, 9A Holyrood, Jekyll & Hyde, Arcade Bar, Guildford Arms, Brewdog

What were the best of all? I'm going up in a couple of week for a day or so.

Bow Bar was an amazing place to have a drink, really central unfussy pub with only Scottish beers (and a lot of them). 9A Holyrood has a great load of beers on and does incredible burgers/breakfasts - it also ties in really well on the way back from walking up Arthur's Seat/the park, which is incredibly worth doing.

The Museum of Scotland was a really great, interactive museum and the Surgeon's Museum was totally gruesome and interesting.

I didn't get to go up Calton Hill which annoyed me because that's where David Hume is buried sad - figured you'd also want to see that.

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The Bow Bar has beer from pretty much everywhere, do you mean on tap?

Climbing Arthur's Seat is my total numero Uno recomendation, Holyrood Park in general is one of my favourite places in the world. If you go up Calton Hill do it before dark, it turns into a fairly active cruising spot when it gets dark. Unless that's your bag. In which case, go at night, you'll be knee deep in cock apparently.

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Kingmob wrote:

The Bow Bar has beer from pretty much everywhere, do you mean on tap?

Climbing Arthur's Seat is my total numero Uno recomendation, Holyrood Park in general is one of my favourite places in the world. If you go up Calton Hill do it before dark, it turns into a fairly active cruising spot when it gets dark. Unless that's your bag. In which case, go at night, you'll be knee deep in cock apparently.

Ah whoops - I was partly regurgitating info from a friend there but I did looked at pretty much all the taps and it seemed to corroborate his claim, plus I was chatting to the barman quite a lot about some of brewerys. My mistake!

Duly noted about Calton Hill for when I go back. Holyrood park was indeed very, very nice. Got up really early on Sunday and it was awesomely sunny so we were in the park by about 8.30/9 and it was absolutely a highlight.

"Give me a prejudice, and I will move the world"

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Kingmob wrote:

The Bow Bar has beer from pretty much everywhere, do you mean on tap?

Climbing Arthur's Seat is my total numero Uno recomendation, Holyrood Park in general is one of my favourite places in the world. If you go up Calton Hill do it before dark, it turns into a fairly active cruising spot when it gets dark. Unless that's your bag. In which case, go at night, you'll be knee deep in cock apparently.

I was walking along Regent Road one night at about 1am, and some of the cruisers started loudly whispering 'boy... boy..." at me.  I got a bit freaked out by this I don't mind saying.   They then started running after me. 

Obviously I got the fuck out of there, and didn't stop until I got to The Regent (some irony there).  Looking back they were obviously winding me up. The bastards.

Re: Edinburgh

Hey!

Going to Edinburgh to see some comedy next week. Any new recommendations for vegetarian food or record stores? Seems like 2013 was the last time someone traveled there so I'm sure no one else in the world will be in town for the Fringe festival.

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Just came back from Edinburgh, Cool city even if the record shops I was in didn't rock my world (didnt have much time to go through them though)

Vinyl Villain
http://www.vinyl-villains.co.uk/
10-20 minutes walk from Princess street toward Leith. Ok shop, not to big.

Unknown Pleasure
https://www.vinylnet.co.uk/our-shops/Vi … burgh.html
Liked this a a bit better. It's on the end of the Royal Mile

There was also a shop when you walk down  from the Royal Mile towards Waverly Station bu it only had new vinyl. The same goes for the shop in Grassmarked wich I also don't remember the name.

On How street (10-15 minutes walk from Princess Street) there was this cool vegan/vegetarian pizzeria.

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New vinyl at Coda/The Vinyl Room http://www.codamusic.co.uk/
Also new stuff at FOPP (owned by HMV) http://www.fopp.com/stores/edinburgh/
Backbeat https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/Backbe … 1814470481
If you are on the south side of the city centre (around George Square for fringe shows) then Hogs Head might be worth a short detour http://www.hogs-head.com/
Charity shops might be your best bet for second hand vinyl. Oxfam has a dedicated music shop http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/local-shop … burn-place

Plenty of veggie/vegan food options:
Hendersons - https://www.hendersonsofedinburgh.co.uk/
Holy Cow http://veganedinburgh.com/holy-cow/
Lucky Pig http://veganedinburgh.com/lucky-pig-paradise-palms/
Dough Pizza http://dough-pizza.co.uk/
Civerinos Pizza http://www.civerinos.com/
Kalpna http://www.kalpnarestaurant.com/

For great coffee:
Lowdown https://en-gb.facebook.com/lowdowncoffee/
Fortitude http://www.fortitudecoffee.com/
Brew Lab http://www.brewlabcoffee.co.uk/
Filament http://filamentcoffee.com/

Enjoy!

Metal was my first love and it'll be my last
Metal of the future and metal of the past