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

Lifestyle

Cameo Cinema

The Cameo Cinema is one of the oldest in Scotland still in operation. Opened in 1914 in Tollcross, it was originally called the King’s Cinema, after the nearby King’s Theatre; it was re-named The Cameo […]

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 […]

Explore

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 […]

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 […]

Eating

Harajuku Kitchen

Harajuku Kitchen is a bright and airy Japanese bistro which, while always busy, is positively Zen-like in comparison to the almost manic hustle and bustle of the real Harajuku district in Tokyo. They offer a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shopping

Lupe Pintos Deli

Do not be fooled by this unassuming storefront, as inside lies a veritable cornucopia of Mexican and American food and drink delights. Lupe Pintos first opened its doors in 1991, after the owners had spent […]

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 […]