Through the Windows of Portobello

Portobello - Mark Smith Glazing Edinburgh
Mark Smith Glazing has called Portobello High Street home for the past 17 years. It is such a vibrant corner of Edinburgh, ever-changing and filled with the best places to eat, shop and relax.

In fact, we are probably surrounded by the best food spots in a square mile which is why “lunch meetings” are so popular in the office.

So here’s a wee shout out to our most favourite local foodie businesses as we have a look through their creatively glazed (not the doughnut kind) windows.

Bross Bagels

Want to treat your tastebuds? Then Bross Bagels is a MUST.
Warm, freshly baked and loaded with a mouth-watering selection of toppings, it is an essential experience for anyone visiting Portobello.

And not forgetting that we are a glazing company, just check out their window. Warm, inviting and branded to perfection. #LikeaBross

Twelve Triangles

Sweet Jesus… if the bagel didn’t finish you off then you are in for a treat!

Twelve Triangles is Portobello’s go-to place for fresh bread and delicious doughnuts. The photos speak for themselves. And the best thing about it, they are a 1 minute walk from our office, meaning you can pick some up for us before you pop by :-).

We also love their window! with so much tasty bread on display who wouldn’t!

The Espy

Wash it down with ocean views at the Esplanades Bar & Restaurant.
Right on the promenade it is definitely the place to be when the sun is shining. Great food, craft beers and WiFi to get your work done. What else could you possibly need.

Plenty glazing for those sea views too.

Harry’s Treats & Dog Bakery

It is rumored that there may actually be more dogs than people in Portobello. Not that we’re complaining. We love a furry friend stopping to peer inside the office.

Believe it or not Portobello has its own dog bakery dedicated just to them, so you no longer have to live in fear of your dog trying to steal your cupcake.

And their window? Quite paw-fect… ruff joke right?


Visiting Portobello with kids? Reds is the perfect place to refuel. It has been rated as one of the top 5 child-friendly restaurants in Edinburgh and serves the best homemade style food and baking. There’s also soft play, indoor climbing and video games to entertain the wee ones.

It’s quite easy to find yourself glancing through the window, wishing you could be a kid in there just for the day!


We are situated right next to the most amazing Spanish tapas restaurant in Edinburgh.

You can imagine the daily struggle as the smell of fresh tapas wanders into our office. The light streams through their beautiful big windows and creates the perfect atmosphere for a crisp cold glass of wine… or two. We say Viva España!