Welcome

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by. We are Boom. We love our city and want you to love it too so we’re going to share our favourite places with you. These aren’t reviews just recommendations of cool independent businesses that are unique, more importantly totally amazing at what they do!

We’ll also be sharing our favourite hidden spots around Edinburgh to explore and get the best out of our awesome city. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a seasoned local, we are sure that you’ll find something new to love.

We’re always on the look-out for new and exciting bars, cafes, restaurants and cool spots. If you own or run a unique business in Edinburgh we would love to hear from you. Just drop us a note on our contact page and we’ll be in touch. The same goes if you would like to get involved as a tipster or in another way.

Recent Posts

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Aerotone @ Portobello Swim Centre

An Aerotone is a Victorian hydrotherapy treatment method, which was essentially a prototype of the modern-day Jacuzzi bath. There are very few working examples left today, which makes a visit to the one at Portobello Swim […]

Eating

Chop House – Leith

Located on Constitution Street at the bottom of Leith Walk, you can smell The Chop House long before you get there. And what an amazing smell it is – woody, smoky and savoury – which […]

Art & Exhibitions

The Scotsman Steps: Work no. 1059

The Scotsman Steps: Work no. 1059 Jointly commissioned by the nearby Fruitmarket Gallery and Edinburgh World Heritage and first opened in 2011 as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, the Scotsman Steps are a permanent […]

Drinking

Leith Depot

Bar, cafe, restaurant, venue and social hub – the Leith Depot wears a coat of many colours and wears it well. The main bar area is an unpretentious and bright open space, with large picture […]

Eating

The Shore Bar and Restaurant

The Shore Bar & Restaurant has been going for over 30 years and was one of Edinburgh’s original gastropubs. It’s a buzzy, welcoming place. The wood panelled front bar with its chequered floor and marble-topped […]

Burns Monument
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Burns Monument

The monument commemorates the life of Robert Burns (1759-1796), undoubtedly Scotland’s greatest poet. Located on Regent Road at the foot of Calton Hill, it was modelled on the Choragic Monument to Lysicrates in Athens, which […]

Eating

Civerino’s Slice

Amazingly, there is only one place in Edinburgh that properly does pizza by the slice. That place is Civerino’s Slice, located on Forrest Road across from the old medical school. It’s a smallish space brightly […]

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The Filmhouse

Located on Lothian Road, the Filmhouse cinema has three screens and shows a wide range of films from the latest crowd-pleasing blockbuster to out-there, odd-ball art-house offerings, family films, and classic re-releases. Operated by a […]

Cafes

The Hideout

Back in the day when I was growing up, we didn’t have a record player at home, but we did have what I liked to think was a ‘ghetto blaster,’ but which was, in reality […]