Karma

Karma I was sad to see that Aleppo Kitchen proved to be short-lived as I’d really enjoyed their falafel when I visited. In their place on premises that have cycled through businesses at a fair rate comes Karma, a purveyor of all plant-based kebabs and wraps. I popped in for a late lunchtime visit. The …

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Scran

Scran Ah, scran. What a tremendous word it is. It might be my favourite general descriptor for food, which is probably why I chose it for the Scran Salon which ran from 2014-17. It is more famously the epithet used by Tom Kitchin in his Scran & Scallie and Southside Scran restaurants. I was intrigued …

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Marchmont Takeaway I’ve been hitting it pretty hard since I’ve been back, catching up with lots of lovely folks and re-exploring my home town. I’ve hit a bit of a wall in the last few days with the reality of the need for sleep and nutritious food finally dawning. I was pondering the extreme need …

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Lady Libertine The Bon Vivant was recently recognised as the best restaurant bar in the UK for the second year running at the Class Bar Awards. This is a major industry award in a competitive sector in which Edinburgh excels.  Bon Vivant owner Stu McCluskey’s burgeoning empire now extends to four bar restaurant sites across …

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Rose Theatre Cafe One of the places that opened in my absence that I was most keen to visit was the Rose Theatre Cafe, on Rose Street. My dear old Mum used to attend the premises in her youth when it was the Charlotte Chapel. Over the past few years it has increasingly been used …

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