Castle View Restaurant Dining on Princes Street tends to be a mixed bag. Although I really enjoyed Restaurant 100, the BHS cafe was pretty horrific. Undaunted, I recently noticed that Debenham’s had a fourth floor “restaurant” which sounded intriguing. I popped in to give it a look.Interior The Castle View Restaurant was, as expected, a …

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Santosa

Santosa Leith is a great place for diverse and wondrous places. I’d heard about Santosa, a yoga centre, shop and cafe on Albert Street and had been meaning to visit for a while. After another of my aimless wanders I alighted upon it and decided to give it a go.Exterior Given it was January it …

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The Voyage of Buck I had mixed feelings when The Voyage of Buck took over where Bert’s had traded for a number of years. Bert’s had once been home to a great beer and pie selection but things had rather drifted in recent years. In addition, the owners of Buck also run Hamilton’s, Blackbird and …

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The Hyndland Fox On a blustery day, I had time for a fairly relaxed lunch near the Gartnavel hospital complex, so I strolled along to the Hyndland Fox on Clarence Drive. I’d spotted it on previous visits to this neighbourhood which took me to Epicures and the Hyndland Cafe so was keen to give it …

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Burrito n Shake Another burrito place. I should probably just give up, but I’m an eternal optimist and I have no idea when and where my road to burrito Damascus moment is going to take place. I can now confirm that it’s unlikely to take place on South Bridge.Exterior Having opened in the middle of …

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