SIX BY NICO – EDINBURGH

SIX BY NICO – EDINBURGH

CHILDHOOD 2.0

I recently spent the weekend in Edinburgh and checked out the six course tasting menu at Six By Nico. The food was absolutely incredible! I would highly recommend visiting if you’re in the area. The restaurant is located on Hanover Street In Edinburgh however they also have one in Glasgow.

This was my first time experiencing a tasting menu so I wasn’t too sure what to expect! However it did not disappoint. The menu changes every 6 weeks and each menu is themed upon a different place or memory. The theme was Childhood 2.0 which was based on childhood classics such as pot noodle and fish fingers. It’s such a great concept, I’ve never seen anything like it before. Before each menu launches they do polls on their social media channels so you can vote for which course you prefer!

The menu costs £28 for all six courses and an extra £25 including the wine pairing. You can chose from the normal menu or the vegetarian menu and you can mix and match if you like.

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I have to say the staff were so knowledgeable and really know their stuff! Every dish was explained in detail as it was bought out as well as the wine pairing. The presentation of each dish was beautiful and they actually had a screen so you could see the chefs preparing and serving up the food, pretty cool!

To start off we had “Crispy Lasagne” with Beef Ragu, aged Parmesan and topped with crispy lasagne flakes.

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Secondly was the “Beef Burger” which was beef carpaccio, ewes cheese, lettuce and mustard. This was paired with an Argentinian Malbec, I’m not a huge red wine drinker but the wine complimented the beef perfectly.

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We then moved on to the third course which was the “fish finger”. This consisted of salmon, pickled fennel, avocado purée and puffed rice. This was paired with an Italian wine “De Vero Catarratto”. My wife went for the vegetarian option for this dish which was the macaroni cheese.

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Next up was the “Pot Noodle”. I really enjoyed this take on the classic chicken noodle. Served with chestnut mushrooms, toasted corn in chicken broth it was really delicious. The wine was a Chilean “II Ghizzano Rosso” and really bought out the fragrant spices from the dish.

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The fifth course was probably the biggest dish out of them all “Duck, Duck, Goose…”. With roasted breast, leg cannelloni, parsley root purée and finished with some crispy kale.

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And finally for dessert we had “Cereal Milk” which consisted of Cereal Milk Espuma, crunchy peanut clusters, honey Gelee and roasted apple. This was definitely one of my favourite dishes! It was served with a Krohn White Port which I really enjoyed it complimented the dessert so well!

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I will definitely be heading back to this restaurant when I return to Edinburgh and rumours have it they are also opening one in London! If you have any questions about the let me know.

 

*I was very kindly invited down to Six By Nico in exchange for a blog post. All views are my own. 

BRGR.CO

BRGR.CO

Looking for a nice burger place to eat? Then head down to Wardour street in London. I attended the relaunch of BRGR.CO and this quirky restaurant didn’t let me down.

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It’s located on the corner of the street in Soho so you can’t miss it. The neon slogan outside ‘BUNS BUNS BUNS’ lures you in.

Firstly let me say the staff were amazing! So friendly and the food was incredible. They have a variety of burgers, I tried the veggie, beef and the chicken burger. The beef burger was my favourite with bacon on top. I love the brioche buns too. I would also highly recommend a tray of the BBQ chicken wings, Its a nice starter to share.

 

Inside it has some really cool quirky features. Another neon slogan ‘SAUCY’ which seemed to be a popular selfie spot. Hidden in the corner is the ‘naughty corner’  and that’s exactly where I was sitting ha! The highlight of the night for me was the toilets (which does sound strange) but when you enter if you flick the switch and music starts to play and the room illuminates with cool writing on the walls. I have never seen anything like this before and I already had messages on Instagram saying how cool this was. 

Give the guys a follow on Instagram @brgrcouk and head down there for some tasty food.

http://www.brgrco.co.uk/

FOOD 

FOOD 

IN-N-OUT BURGER

I Recently visited LA and heard good things about this fast food chain on the west coast. Let me tell you I wasn’t disappointed! I was in LA for 3 days and visited this place twice! It’s always so busy and the food is really good. If you go you have to try the animal style fries with their secret ingredients sauce on and if your greedy like me get 2 cheeseburgers. Another cool thing I like is the pink lemonade which you help yourself with. Be prepared for a slight wait as although a fast food place it’s always busy with locals and tourists. 

Food

Food

Franco Manca

This was my first time at dining at Franco Manca. I had the garlic cheese bread to start followed by the the tomotoe, mozzarella & basil pizza. I also enjoyed the no logo beer which I thought was pretty cool. If your looking for quick dining or good value for money I would definitely recommend this place. The food is freshly made and the pizzas are all under £10. I visited the Guildford branch located on Friary street. Check their website out http://www.francomanca.co.uk/