28 June 2022
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Anise Indian Kitchen at The River Inn dinner review

by on 26 April 2022 0
Offering up a fresh take on one of Scotland’s most beloved cuisines, Suzanne Oswald visits Anise Indian Kitchen at The River Inn.  It’s fair to say that Anise isn’t your standard Indian restaurant. Situated in the leafy, tranquil surroundings of Crosslee, the inviting eatery is a recent addition to the already popular River Inn.... Read More

Scoff & Patter in Dargavel lunch review

by on 27 March 2022 0
After seeing plenty of social media fanfare, Mill’s core team headed to Dargavel’s widely renowned eatery, Scoff & Patter, and they certainly weren’t disappointed.  Since opening its doors in October 2019, Scoff & Patter has wasted little time in ingratiating themselves into the hearts and stomachs of both nearby residents and those who’ve come... Read More

Book Review: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart

by on 1 July 2021 0
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, reviewed by Keira Brown, co-producer of the Paisley Book Festival. Shuggie Bain, the Booker Prize-winning novel from Douglas Stuart, is a well-crafted joy of a read that embeds characters in your mind that prove almost impossible to shake. All the while, managing to convey the energy of areas of Glasgow... Read More

Arbo ‘Settle’ music review by Robert Blair

by on 12 May 2021 0
Although it flew under our radar at time of release, the past few weeks have allowed us to acquaint ourselves with Settle by Paisley-based producer Arbo. A purveyor of hypnotic soundscapes that encapsulate everything from the visionary work of Steve Reich through to Moby‘s creative height and contemporary forces of innovation such as Floating... Read More

Juniper Bar & Restaurant drinks review

by on 11 February 2021 0
Faced with an expansive and affordable cocktail menu, Robert Blair expands his horizons at Juniper Bar & Restaurant. Let’s make one thing clear from the outset. Generally speaking, I wouldn’t say that I’m a gin drinker. Although it’s not something that I dislike, I’d have described myself as an agnostic when it comes to... Read More

Family Style Dining at Carriages

by on 11 February 2021 0
As we reemerge from lockdown, Renfrewshire Foodies enjoy an afternoon of familial joy at Kilmacolm’s Carriages. There’s no doubt about it, the last six months have been hard on everyone. Simple pleasures such as meeting up with your family have been out the window, leaving us to try to make sense of the world... Read More

Bianco e Nero lunch review

by on 10 February 2021 0
After first visiting years ago, our editor Robert Blair was delighted to find out that Bianco e Nero has only gone from strength to strength.  Since opening it doors as the town’s regeneration was kicking into high gear, Bianco e Nero quickly asserted itself as one of the finest lunchtime eateries that Paisley has... Read More

Book Review: Scabby Queen by Kirstin Innes

by on 10 February 2021 0
Reviewed by Keira Brown, co-producer of the Paisley Book Festival After winning Not The Booker Prize with Fishnet in 2015, Lochwinnoch-based Kirstin Innes has exceeded the anticipation surrounding her new novel, Scabby Queen, In fact, five years later, she’s delivered an even better novel than her protagonist, Clio Campbell, does an album in this... Read More

Book Review: Mayflies by Andrew O’Hagan

by on 13 January 2021 0
Reviewed by Keira Brown, co-producer of the Paisley Book Festival Andrew O’Hagan has done it again. Ever since reading The Illuminations, I have noted this author’s ability to revolve novels around sensitive subjects. Anchored by a succinct voice and wonderful characterisation, he does so marvellously in Mayflies. It’s Summer 1986 in the west coast... Read More
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