Jade Garden I’d heard good things about Jade Garden, most notably in a blog post from my friend Nicola which focussed on some of the weird and wonderful items that lurk in the darker recesses of the menu. On a dreich Tuesday, I went to check it out. Exterior The place is strongly geared towards …

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Ronaq I’d visited the Craigleith branch of popular local Indian restaurant Ronaq in late 2016 in preparation for the imminent arrival of their second branch on East Market Street. It took until early February for the new place to open its doors so after giving it a little time to bed in I thought I …

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Larder To Go I’m a big fan of the Edinburgh Larder and recommend it to people frequently as one of the best places for lunch in the city. While their west end bistro closed last year to be replaced by Forage & Chatter, they consolidated their Blackfriars Street mothership by expanding into the former site …

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Henderson’s at Holyrood MJ’s Verdict On the day that Blythe and I wandered over to Henderson’s wee cafĂ© near Holyrood, I honestly could have been led anywhere. We were on a mission to be available while the actors were recorded reading the Echoes of the City stories and poems; very exciting!Exterior The place itself is …

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Rose & Grants After a day of boozing in Glasgow, followed by a fitful sleep in a chic hotel cupboard, I wasn’t sure what to do for breakfast. I did some wandering and soon alighted upon Rose & Grants on Trongate.Breakfast My initial interest had been piqued by reference to a macaro-nae-cheese pie on one …

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