Category Archives: Food – 3.5 stars

The Hadrian Hotel, Wall, Northumberland

The Hadrian pitches itself above the standard village pub, and its food gets most of the way there. The steak and ale pie I had was rich, but on the plain side. (The bite I had of Abi’s lamb steak, however, was gorgeous.) The service was friendly, but a little slow. Portions were generous, though, and well-priced.

Azzurro (Clerk St., Edinburgh)

Lovely little Italian café that is just as happy to serve you a cup of coffee and a slice of panettone as a full meal. I had melanzane parmigiana as a starter, and duck in a pepper sauce for my main course. The parmigiana was delicious, but the pepper sauce overpowered the duck completely. Not that that will stop us from coming back, mind. The atmosphere is fantastic, and it really does feel like a slice of Italy in the middle of Edinburgh. Conveniently close to the Odeon cinema, too…