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.

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Recent Posts

Drinking

The Basement

Located down a short run of steps at the top of Broughton Street, The Basement Bar has been knocking out tasty Mexican-inspired food and tequila by the bucketload for over 20 years.  As the name […]

Beer Garden

Cumberland Bar

Tucked away at the Drummond Place end of Cumberland Street, the Cumberland bar (or the Cumbie as it’s known to its regulars) is a relaxed and cosy Victorian-style bar. The daily menu combines unpretentious gastropub […]

Beer Garden

The Pear Tree

Home to one of Edinburgh’s biggest beer gardens, the Pear Tree is a veritable Edinburgh institution. While the recent refurbishment may not be to everyone’s taste, and the loss of the Blind Poet is nothing […]

Drinking

Bannerman’s Bar

You can find Bannerman’s just off the Royal Mile, on the Cowgate at the bottom of Niddry Street. It is spread over what appears, at first glance, to be vaulted cellars, but which are actually […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Drinking

Sandy Bell’s

  The legendary Sandy Bell’s pub is probably one of the most well-known places in Scotland to hear, or indeed, take part in, regular folk music sessions. There has been a pub on this site […]

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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 […]