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.

Events

Check out our What’s On page for our pick of  the best gigs, clubs, exhibitions and other cool happenings that are coming up in Edinburgh.

If you have an event that you would like listed for free then send us the details here.

Live Music

Club Nights

Recent Posts

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 […]

Eating

Ransacked Black Oven

The Ransacked Black Oven started out as a mobile street food van (or rather, Landrover) and was a regular fixture at festivals, markets and foodie events. It has now found a permanent home, just off […]

Eating

Iain Mellis – Cheesemonger

Back in 1993, when Iain Mellis opened his first shop, the quality and range of cheese that was generally available was pretty poor. Bright orange, rubbery cheddar, un-ripe Stilton and the dust that passed for […]

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Eating

Three Birds

Three Birds is a lovely neighbourhood restaurant that always seems to be busy. You definitely need to book at the weekends! It serves up unfussy, contemporary British dining including some great serving plates. It’s to […]

Drinking

Eteaket

Edinburgh has its fair share of awesome coffee shops, so how about an awesome tea room? Eteaket have been blending and serving up fresh pots of lovely, loose leaf tea since 2008. All ethically sourced […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Finn & Bear

Operated by the same people who run the Pantry in Stockbridge and Colinton, Finn & Bear is a welcome addition to the range of bars and eateries on the Leith Shore. It is situated on […]

Drinking

Port O’ Leith Bar

The Port O’ Leith Bar has always been one of the ’liveliest’ bars in Leith, if not Edinburgh. When late licences were not that common, a stream of taxis used to descend upon the Constitution […]