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Fine Scottish dining at the Scotsman Hotel

TasteofScotland_MenuThe North Bridge Brasserie within the Scotsman Hotel offers an exquisite five course ‘Taste of Scotland’ menu.

I’m a huge fan of good food, and all things Scottish so when I heard that chef Paul Hart had combined the two in a fine dining multi – tasting experience,  I had to try it… and sketch it.

We began with perfectly cooked, hand dived Orkney scallops. Followed by haggis neeps and tatties, then Loch Etive seatrout and Shetland mussels. We travelled the country, all from our North Bridge Edinburgh base.

The finale (just as Mrs Sketcher and I thought we could fit in not a morsel more) was perfectly chosen. The Granny Smith apple and savarin cheesecake was light as a feather, the accompanying sorbet so refreshing.

Head Chef Paul combines locally sourced ingredients at their freshest,  and is constantly tweaking and adapting his menu to suit the seasons. In my sketch above I have tried to describe all five courses of a superb Scottish dining experience, but there is no substitute for tasting the real thing and for that I suggest booking a table at the link below.


The North Bridge Brasserie website

The Scotsman Hotel website


Get a Weekendlife this Saturday

WLmagI’ve just had a sneak preview of tomorrow’s Scotsman Weekendlife magazine and there’s an Edinburgh Sketcher illustration on the front!!

It’s a Christmas gift guide special with six pages of precious prezzies for all your loved ones. Be sure to pick one up tomorrow, free inside your Saturday Scotsman Newspaper.

PS. There is also a lovely cushion on page 5 for all the Home Birds out there 😉


  • The Scotsman Newspaper website


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The first #WhereArtI of the new year and with it a brand new leaderboard to fill – you could be top of the list if you can tell me where in Edinburgh I’ve been sketching this week. Just tell me the name of the building above, there are three points for the first correct answer, two for second and one for third. Good luck, and all the best for 2013, oh and a very warm welcome to all the Scotsman readers who join us for our wee sketch quiz on the first Monday of every month.


Remember to include the hashtag #wherearti with your answers either below, on facebook or twitter and also to keep an eye on the ES facebook page and twitter for clues throughout the day.


Answers to come by this time tomorrow, and although for now the quiz is just for fun the first three correct answers will get a mention plus a link from my site for anyone who makes it onto the WhereArtI leaderboard.


For the time being WhereArtI? is just for fun, but if you would like your business to appear in the sketch, sponsor the quiz or supply a prize then please get in touch.