NOVEMBER 2013 in Edinburgh

94DR's top tips for November 2013,  Our eyes, ears and mouth guide to getting the best out of your trip to Edinburgh. 

Visit: Edinburgh Art Fair

Fifty galleries, thousands of artworks, one venue! Returning once again to the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 50 galleries from throughout the UK and Europe and hundreds of artists from around the globe to showcase their work at the 9th annual Edinburgh Art Fair.

15 - 17 November 2013 | Edinburgh Corn Exchange | artedinburgh.com

Drink : Bramble

You could easily miss Bramble from the street. A bit of artificial grass constituting a smoking area and a small spray-painted logo are all that distinguish this fantastic basement cocktail bar from the clothes-alteration shop above it. Visit after work and some charming barmen will happily deal with your indecisiveness, coercing you into ordering something delicious.

6A Queen Street | 0131-226 6343 | bramblebar.co.uk. 

Enjoy: The Lion King 

Don’t miss your chance to experience the lion king in edinburgh! Disney’s award-winning musical is now playing in Edinburgh. Based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice

12 Oct 2013 – 18 Jan 2014 | The Edinburgh Playhouse | edinburghplayhouse.org.uk

View: Allan Ramsay at 300

This display, which showcases the Scottish National Gallery's unrivalled holdings of drawings by Allan Ramsay, marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of Scotland's most celebrated artists. Born in Edinburgh, Ramsay was internationally renowned for his outstanding portraits and was appointed King's Painter to George III. 

19th October 2013 − 9th February 2014  |  Scottish National Gallery | nationalgalleries.org

Dine Out: Restaurant Mark Greenaway

The eponymous chef joshed his way through the Great British Menu earlier this year, a good showcase for his newly relocated restaurant and its ever-entertaining menu featuring plenty of foams, fumes and flashy finishes. It’s great food for all that, full of imagination and culinary intricacy.

69 North Castle Street, New Town | 0131 226 1155 | markgreenaway.com

Cheer: Scottish Rugby viagogo Autumn Tests 2013

See Scotland take on two of the three best teams in the world at Murrayfield this November in the viagogo Autumn Tests, plus the ever-improving Japan team.  Match tickets start at £20 for adult and £10 for children. Scotland v Japan (9 Nov) | Scotland v South Africa (17 Nov) | Scotland v Australia (23 Nov) 

Throughout November | Murrayfield | scottishrugby.org

Enjoy : 2013 Previously... Scotland's History Festival 

History deserves a seat at every table and this thought underpins our scheduling, inspires us and drives our ambition.  Previously...Scotland’s History Festival exists to spotlight and showcase Scotland’s History. Check out the varied programme for all ages. 

13 - 30 November 2013 | Across the City | historyfest.co.uk

Dine Out: The Scran & Scallie

When headlining local chef Tom Kitchin announced he was opening a pub in 2013, the locals got excited. While the Perthshire croft meets Victoriana dining room is barely recognisable as a public bar, it is serving a combination of down-the-line pub classics alongside old Scottish recipes and highlights from the offal revival, all impressively well cooked and presented.

1 Comely Bank Road, Stockbridge | 0131 332 6281 | scranandscallie.com

Shop: Homer

Imagine a scaled-down department store inside a Georgian townhouse… Homer is a multipurpose, homeware supplies spot with the tagline "Conran meets the Old Curiosity Shoppe" (sic). It's run by Kevin and Jayne Ramage, a couple who had a bookshop in London, then moved to the Highlands. They'll sell you a vintage bathroom cabinet, plus luxury lotions and potions to fill it. 

8 Howe Street | athomer.co.uk

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