Sir Walter Scott’s Tea Room I seem to be being tempted by uncharted Princes Street waters rather regularly at the moment. Following trips to Cafe Alba and Firedog, I was lured in by a trip to Sir Walter Scott’s Tea Room on the second floor of Romanes & Paterson.Exterior I had my expectations set to …

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Smith & Gertrude I’m starting to feel that I’ve reached a comfortable level of beer ignorance, particularly as I build my lack of knowledge about cocktails. But when it comes to wine I have little frame of reference with which to mark my lack of familiarity. With study I’ll become a dunce; for now I’m …

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Express Burrito OK, OK – my name’s Blythe and I’m addicted to writing about mediocre burritos. There, I’ve said it.Exterior The arrival of a new burrito place – or I think more accurately an old wrap place called Cafe Arabicana rebranded as a burrito place – had me rushing to West Nicolson Street to check …

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Pasha Pide House On a lazy Saturday evening, I rifled through the local delivery options and eventually settled upon one which was new to me. Called Pasha Pide House, it seemed to offer some classic Turkish dishes like proper boaty-shaped Turkish pizza and lahmacun – the spiced lamb topped flatbread.Told you it wasn’t bonnie I …

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Cafe Alba at Scottish Home Stores Although I’d not had much fun at their cafe, the demise of BHS was rather a sad state of affairs. When their signature Princes Street premises were taken on by a tartan tat store it was another depressing day. Their choice to brand themselves as Scottish Home Stores did …

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