Sunday Brunch Club

Book Group – Latest update

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Our March book is One Day by David Nicholls See it on Amazon here
Hope to see you at our March Book Group on Wednesday 2 March. One Day by David Nicholls

See our April, May and June books on our Book Lovers Group here 

February book The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by T E Carhart
Last night’s discussion of this book really divided opinion between those who while enjoying the start found that the book quickly became dull, uninspiring and unconvincing to those who thought it refreshing, enjoyable and a joy to read. Fifteen people attended and scored the book an average of 6.1. 

Free service for Book Groups
City of Edinburgh Libraries has launched a marvellous new scheme for local book groups. Over 100 titles are available for loan to book groups. Fifteen copies of each book can be borrowed for up to 6 weeks. This means we’ll no longer need to buy or borrow books individually – it’s a great idea!

 Find out more about Edinburgh City Libraries via the blog, facebook and twitter

We’ve decided to choose some books from the scheme for our Summer reading. You can see all Book Collection titles at the link below. Leave a comment below this post with your top 3 and we’ll make choices from the suggestions at next month’s Book Goup

VIEW BOOK GROUP TITLES HERE 

Remember to leave a comment below with your top 3 preferences for our July book from the choices here.

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Sunday Brunch Club Grand Hogmanay Ball Video

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The Sunday Brunch Club’s Grand Hogmanay Ball is our biggest event of the year with around 300 people attending. It’s absolutely our favourite event of the year and you seem to love it too.

With live music from The Strides, haggis neeps and tatties, a piper, a great view of the fireworks and an amazing party atmosphere at 5 star venue The Sheraton Grand Hotel, it really is a night to remember.

And we’re so excited this year to have a video of the event!

 

 See pictures of the event here

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Sunday Brunch Club Grand Hogmanay Ball 2010-11 Photos

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Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a fantastic year from the Sunday Brunch Club.

We’re making 2011 the Year of Yes.
Because Yes is more exciting than no.
What new things will you say yes to this year?

Thanks to everyone who came along to our fourth Hogmanay Ball and made it a night to remember.

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I’m sure you’ll agree our fabulous photographers Howard Elwyn-Jones and Istvan Magyar have done a superb job. I highly recommend them if you are hosting an event or require photography for business.

VIEW ALL THE PHOTOS ON FLICKR

Happy Christmas from the Sunday Brunch Club

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Have a wonderful Christmas!

Billy the Sheep at Christmas
Happy Christmas from Billy the Sheep and the Sunday Brunch Club

See you at Hogmanay!

There are just a few tickets left for our
Grand Hogmanay Ball

* Live music
* Haggis, neeps and tatties
* Piper
*Fireworks
* Fantastic party atmosphere
* Fabulous 5 star venue

Sunday Brunch Club Grand Hogmanay Ball 2009
Sunday Brunch Club Grand Hogmanay Ball 2009

See more pictures from last year below

Christmas Dinner at Prestonfield House Hotel

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On Friday we went along to Prestonfield House Hotel for the Sunday Brunch Club Christmas Dinner.

Prestonfield has a reputation for luxury, opulence, decadence and indulgence. I’ve twice before, some years ago, and on both occasions food and service were exceptionally good. The Hotel looks simple from the outside but inside is grand, sumptuous and elegant.

Prestonfield House hotel logo

At Christmas it looks particularly wonderful. We entered along the main hall past 2 huge Christmas trees sparkling with twinkly red lights and made our way to our private dining room. There we were greeted by Robin who looked after us all evening. Robin was super, service was efficient, friendly and flirty. OK maybe the last was wishful-thinking!

The 3 course Christmas menu was stunning . There were 4 choices for each course and the it was priced at £39.50 including tea or coffee with petit fours.

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The American – An evening with George Clooney

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Yesterday we went to see The American with George Clooney. From the first shots in the opening scenes when I almost jumped off my chair, I was kept in a state of high alert waiting for George to be shot. It was tense, mean, moody and I liked it. I thought George pulled it off, even though many critics disagree.

The American

Over our post-film coffee/red wine clothing featured rather heavily on the agenda.

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Christmas Dinner at Whighams

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On Monday the Sunday Brunch Club Badminton Club went to Whighams for Christmas Dinner. We wanted somewhere relaxed and informal so Whighams seemed the perfect choice.

I so enjoy Whighams for drinks and it is walking distance from home, so over the years it’s become something of a regular haunt and meeting place.

The menu offered so much promise. Scallops, a favourite of mine, featured as a starter. The main courses offered were turkey with all the trimmings, pumpkin and champagne risotto, balsamic lamb casserole and panfried seabass fillet. So many delicious choices! By the time I read the sweets which included a chestnut cheesecake and a passionfruit Crème brûlée my mouth was watering. The menu was £25 for 3 courses or £30 including a glass of prosecco.

We started off over a few glasses of bubbly perusing the menu. For me there was only one starter: warm scallops served with frizzled chillies and spring onion. When the plates arrived my enthusiasm evaporated. To say I was disappointed is to rather understate the case. This is what we were presented with.

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