Ping Pong

Ping Pong London in August. If memory serves the last time I was in town at this time of year was 1989. I was bedecked in a Batman t-shirt ahead of the opening of the first film where Michael Keaton played the caped crusader. What larks. This time I was wearing my full Batman outfit …

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Khyber Kebabs My new nearby takeaway favourites are starting to emerge after a couple of months of trial and error. Top of the kebab list is Khyber Kebabs just next door to Jiuding, that fine purveyor of Chinese munchy box delights.Exterior On a quiet Tuesday I swung by and found the place liberally populated with …

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Civerino’s Slice I ran into Michele Civiera, owner of Civerino’s and Civerino’s Slice, outside the latter just after it had opened. He’s quite a character and he was full of his usual ebullient charm. Exterior He outlined the concept of the new place: all pizzas 20″, several by the slice, New York style. He cautioned …

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Angus Cafe I’d always eyed the Angus Cafe, previously known as the Angus Fling, with suspicion as it looked like a classic tourist trap. I figured I’d eventually get round to reviewing it, gently eviscerate it, then move on.Exterior Again it was the weather that played the guiding hand in pointing me towards it as …

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Red Kite There’s the odd place that I end up not reviewing despite repeated visits. In the majority of cases this is somewhere I don’t like and can’t put why into words, but occasionally it’s a place I really like but a review just doesn’t quite emerge. The Red Kite in Abbeyhill falls in to …

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