So last month I took the other half through to Edinburgh for a wee weekend away, we stayed in the Rutland hotel which with only 12 rooms is completely adorable! The rooms are all decorated differently and ours had some pink baroque wallpaper and a jacuzzi bath, they also included a bottle of prosecco which I drank most of before dinner…obvs! We had a little wander at the rest of the hotel before we ate, the decor is really quirky, the wallpaper is even textured but my fav has to be the bright orange table and mirror.
For dinner we went to the Kyloe restaurant which also happens to be in the hotel, it’s famous for it’s steak which I’m told was very nice on the night as the other half had it (I don’t eat beef). I had the Mediterranean platter which was lovely, the stuffed courgette was divine but I have to say the star of the meal for me was the bread…I’m not even joking…the best bread I’ve ever eaten, it came hot with a slab of butter and I honestly could have eaten three. We finished off with some raspberry and lemon sorbet which was perfect (yes even in winter) with some nice rose wine to finish off the evening. I had to get a few photos of my Vanessa Bruno Trousers, channelling my inner mermaid in them! I wore them with my pink creepers (which I’m starting to think are my favourite shoes of all time), a navy shirt from Primark and my Miss Selfridge necklace.
The next day we decided to get up early and go for breakfast, we went to the Broughton Deli (20 minute walk but SO worth it), a tiny little cafe with a very eclectic vibe. I had banana and blueberry pancakes (the fruit was IN the pancakes!) with a pot of earl grey tea and the other half had a traditional Scottish breakfast and a coffee, it included home made potato scone which were bloody amazing! After we went to see some sights, take a walk up to the castle and have a wee shop on the grass market (go to Godiva Boutique the knitted bows are ADORABLE). When in Edinburgh I cant help but become completely distracted by the buildings, everything is so beautiful even the doorways are stunning! Obviously we went to see Greyfriars bobby (which makes me a wee bit emotional every time) and had a stroll past Arthur’s seat before going for a wee dram to keep us warm.
We were lucky to have a really crisp sunny Scottish day! I wore a coat bag and scarf from Next (felt like their unofficial sponsor but the handbags and coats they have in at the moment are amazing!), my creepers (AGAIN), skirt from Primark and the jumper you can’t see is a kids Isabel Marant number.
We skipped lunch, as the breakfast was massive, and went straight to dinner.
The Galvin Brasserie is located in the Waldorf Astoria which was conveniently across the road from our hotel, we didn’t have a reservation but we did go quite early, and luckily as the busier it got the slower the service. The main course was amazing I had chicken with black pudding sausage and dauphinoise potatoes whilst the other half had another steak which again he said was amazing. After a few gins I decided on the cheese board which to be honest was a bit of a let down, they do let you choose your cheese from a trolly which they bring round but they were all a bit strong for me, even the cheese I do love usually tasted a bit like feet….I mean what Camembert tastes like feet?!
We finished off the night with cocktails in the Huxley bar, try the gin and cucumber it’s super tasty but for the life of me I can’t remember the name…obviously drank too many!