Merienda I was sad to hear that Goya 23 had ceased trading as I was a fan of their Spanish stylings and excellent range of sherry. In its place comes another place with a Spanish influence called Merienda. Featuring small plates in the tapas style, the emphasis is on local produce prepared with care. I …

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Bridgend Farmhouse I’d been meaning to visit the Bridgend Farmhouse cafe since I returned to the city and with my temporary abode just round the corner in The Inch I had the ideal opportunity. Part of the Bridgend Farm allotments, growing projects, and community hub, the cafe trades during the day on Thursday to Saturday …

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Le Bistrot by Patisserie Maxime I remember a couple of joyful visits to Le Bistrot by Patisserie Maxime when they popped up at the French Institute on Randolph Crescent during the Festival a couple of years back. The Institute has recently moved to the old Lothian Chambers on George IV Bridge and Le Bistrot has …

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Absolutely Fabulous I’ve been staying for a few days at The Inch, a neighbourhood where my great auntie used to live, in between Cameron Toll and the Royal Infirmary. While it is not exactly overstocked with food and drink options, there is a little parade of shops contained within which boasts a chipshop, a couple …

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Urban Fox Where Hewat’s traded for many years before moving to their current Royal Mile venue, the Urban Fox has taken over. I popped in at lunchtime to give it a look. The place has had a full refit with the decor now full of dark browns, aubergine and tobacco. Chunky wooden tables are matched …

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