Tuesday, 16 July 2013
Monday, 1 July 2013
Monday, 10 June 2013
Oh and Edinburgh Film Festival is just around the corner and as last year Howies are supporting it so keep your eyes peeled is that really Brad Pitt having some Cullen Skink? you just never know......
Friday, 24 May 2013
Well when I say it's done. We're open. We have opened the doors on Howies Waterloo after our marathon 10 day turnaround. Holy Tamole. It's been a heck of a strain - in the place til 3am this morning but tis done and the verve and va va voom the team put into it I could hug them all - but down wind after all that work you wouldn't want to get too close to me frankly.
From head Chef Stephen and his wingman Craig to Manageress Shereen, office manager Elaine, Luke our charming Kiwi waiter, operations manager Stephen, Kirsty,Tina, to Lloyd the 'absotluely is nothing is too much trouble' spark we are back in business at 29 Waterloo Place. Bunting and a round of applause.
To be honest even my fingers are drooping as well as my brain so I shall let the photos do the talking. Here at last is the after.......yes tweaks are required but you get the gist!
All new chairs upholstered in different tartans, plaids and tweeds. Comfy upholstered banquettes, antique bits and bobs, paintings of Edinburgh done by our old pal Kelly Stewart. As you can see we have curtained the gallery area above - just to add that touch of drama and excitement! What will burst out of there? Well you will have to wait and see.
Here's the proof we managed to open for lunch today - it's the blackboard with todays specials! We love the new wall light which you can see on the left and of course more comfy seats for your bahooky!
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Wednesday, 15 May 2013
Above a man squats on the bar and strips off the wallpaper - can you imagine how much lighter the room will be once this has gone. Goodbye feature wall hello lovely bow ended room and light. (The guy in the yellow t shirt is very fashion forward - yellow is the colour for this summer apparently).
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Derren has just been in Edinburgh and played to a rather jaw dropping 18000 people over the course of the week. Did you say 18,000? Yes I did. I know! Wowza.
Derren was taking time out from his busy Edinburgh schedule which was playing The Edinburgh Playhouse - only the biggest theatre in Europe with 4500 seats - impressive and a tad stressful I would think. If it were me I would be in a dark room chatting and inhaling lavendar and doing calming things but Derren was out and about enjoying his time in Scotlands Capital. So from 4500 seats to a mere 40 he came in to see us and he was an absolute charmer as you can see here.
Mandy our lovely smiling member of staff was apoplectic with joy as she had seen him on stage the night before and there he was larger and smilier in the flesh. She is clenched with happiness. Eventually she unclamped the poor man and let him get on with his day.
What a joy to see him and we wish him well for the rest of his tour and hope next time in town he's he'll be back to say hello!
Of course the Edinburgh film Festival is just round the corner too - so I wonder who'll be our next celebrity visitor? Maybe you?
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Anyway must away today - Sunday 12th May we are closing Howies Waterloo Place for 10 days for a complete overhaul..details to follow......Phew....it's ever dull round here......I will give full updates on how it's going and also give you details of any things that are looking for a good home -