Scots forget New Year diets: 24% increase in January restaurant bookings


Scots are swapping restrictive January diets for indulgent restaurant dining, according to restaurant booking website juice cleanses and dry Januarys - Scottish foodies are saying “sod the diet” and choosing to spend the first month of 2016 indulging in restaurant dining.According to leading restaurant booking website, 24% more Scots are dining out in January compared to last year.Plus the most popular … [Read more...]

Martin Miller’s Gin Masterclass

Spring water from Iceland is key to creating Martin Miller's Gin.

The 5pm Dining blog has often covered the many wonderful Scottish gins available. Naturally, this doesn't mean that we ignore those produced elsewhere. We recognise no boundaries when it comes to getting outside a decent snifter.Earlier this week, we found ourselves in The Last Word Saloon in Edinburgh to meet the team behind Martin Miller's Gin, a premium product which is distilled in England before being transported to Iceland. There, it is … [Read more...]

3 reasons to try afternoon tea at Hilton Garden Inn


Are you an afternoon tea lover? Then you need to take a look at the afternoon tea at Hilton Garden Inn's City Cafe; here are three reasons why. 1. Presentation & viewsForget your tiered cake stand, the Hilton Garden Inn's afternoon tea spread is brought straight into the 21st century with a modern, cubed presentation letting you appreciate each delicious treat individually.Plus check out the views! Looking out over the River Clyde … [Read more...]