Brandon’s I’d had Brandon’s on my radar for a little while but I don’t find myself in Canonmills all that often. When regular guest quester Freya suggested we go there based on an impressive recent visit she’d made, I was pleased to finally cross their threshold.Exterior signage I had, of course, been on the premises …

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Thomson’s Bar Our Beer Man’s Verdict In times of great change and uncertainty, it’s reassuring to know there are some unshakable certainties. Something solid to cling to.Exterior A pet hate of mine is the cynical rebranding of the traditional Scottish boozer to attract a newer, younger clientele: “going craft”. Done well with the right intentions …

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Noodle & Dumplings Isn’t it always the way that wait ages for a Chinese bus to arrive, and by bus I mean restaurant, then two arrive at the same time? This seems to be the case after a recent trip to Fusion Gourmet was followed up by my first visit to Noodle & Dumplings the …

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The Abbotsford Blythe’s Verdict Although I’ve sunk many a pint in The Abbotsford on Rose Street, I’d never previously tried the food. When MJ suggested a midweek lunch it seemed like a good fit for our needs.Exterior Served both in the bar downstairs and their smart upstairs dining room, the menu focusses on pub grub …

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On a Roll My breakfast roll coverage had diminished over recent months as homemade breakfast soup continues to meet my start-of-the-day food needs. Exterior I still find time for the occasional one at Maialino, of course, and today I had the opportunity to try a place that was new to me, On a Roll. On …

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