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Welcome to the Weekend Enthusiast! A collection of travel, lifestyle, restaurant reviews and home of the Edinburgh Enthusiast. 

What to do this weekend: 19-20 January

What to do this weekend: 19-20 January


Beast from the East

Remember the ‘Beast from the East’ bringing us all the snow around this time last year? The team behind the popular restaurants Otro (West End) and New Chapter (Eyre Place) has created a limited edition cocktail marking 1 year since we got all snowed in. The cocktail is only available throughout January and it’s a Scottish take on a White Russian - ingredients include Scottish Cross Brew liqueur and a homemade syrop of winter spices. We’re popping in tomorrow to Otro to try it!

Lady Libertine launch weekend

Meanwhile at St Andrew’s Square Lady Libertine is throwing a launch party including DJ sessions. Amazing cocktails are guaranteed and they also have a great aperitivo offer with serving mezze between 5-7pm alongside your drinks. As a bonus, the bar is located in the gorgeous Edinburgh Grand building, what not to love!

Happy Here

Happy Here is a light installation at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and it runs until 24th February. The installation was created for the Pig Rock Bothy and it changes colour based on visitor’s answers to seven simple questions.



Pasta by Fresca at 27 Elliott’s

Starting this week, 27 Elliott’s will be open Friday and Saturday evenings for fresh pasta by Fresca and delicious mediterranean inspired starters and desserts. Free BYOB, book here



Last day at Pin-ups

It’s the final weekend of the exhibition 'Pin-ups. Toulouse-Lautrec and the Art of Celebrity' at the Scottish National Gallery. If you have not yet been and love the style of Toulouse-Lautrec, don’t miss it. It features the works of the French artist with the 19th century Parisian celebrity culture taking central stage. Tickets are half price with National Art Pass.


Have a nice weekend!

Lunch date at Otro

Lunch date at Otro

What to do this weekend: 12-13 January

What to do this weekend: 12-13 January