Under £100 Christmas gift ideas

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The wonderful thing about our 5pm Christmas Gifts Page is we have present to suit everyone. Whether you're buying for your granny, brother, friend or office Secret Santa, or whether you have £10 or £100 to spend, our Christmas gifts page will have a gift to suit. Our gifts include hotel stays, restaurant meals, spa packages, beauty treats, adventure activities and lots more. Here's a selection of some of our gifts under £100. Oban … [Read more...]

A Skeabost Christmas

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In the latest of our series of "a quickfire Christmas", we spoke to Skeabost Castle's General Manager Shaun Sim about his perfect Christmas. Located near Portree on Skye, Skeabost  is in the beautiful private grounds on the edge of Loch Snizort and was originally built as a hunting lodge in the 19th century. The rooms are cosy with all mod-cons and the restaurant, which has an AA Rosette, serves great food created with the finest, locally … [Read more...]

At home with Mother India

Giving chicken pie a spicy twist.

The 5pm Dining blog is not entirely sure how we’ve missed this so far but Monir Mohammed has a book out. Simply called Mother India at Home, it features many of the recipes which have made his Mother India restaurants in Glasgow and Edinburgh so popular. What makes Mother India at Home stand out is how Monir, along with co-author and photographer Martin Gray, puts the recipes in context. It is not just a recipe for spicy salmon. It’s the … [Read more...]