“Edinburgh institution” is probably a term we overuse a little, but surely for Edinburgh’s oldest Chinese restaurant, with us since 1956, the term seems somewhat appropriate. The fact that I’d never previously visited was somewhat remiss of me, so I set about rectifying that.Interior I’d spent the early part of the evening helping out with …

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My morning meeting ran over, today, so it was somewhere around 1:40pm before I got a chance to escape for my lunchtime victuals. It seemed entirely fitting, in the circumstances, that I head for Ravenous on Dundas Street.Exterior The place is just about at the outer edges of my lunchtime scope, but a brisk walk …

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After yesterday’s poor show at Subway, a review which did not go down well with my sister and niece, both of whom swear that the very sandwich I tried is a sure fire winner (though apparently the Subway in Stockbridge is the best place to sample it), I thought I’d let the world of hot …

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It’s a while since we’ve visited one of the big chains (La Tasca’s modest 70 outlet chain, aside), to see whether their popular offerings really stack up, so today we turned our attention to Subway, the purveyor of “Eat Fresh” sandwiches.Exterior Since it first opened its doors in Connecticut in 1965, Subway’s franchise model has …

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The start of Scottish Food Fortnight somewhat undermined my plan to have a lazy Saturday. In the name of efficiency, I thought I’d pay the Mela a visit, too, and grab some tasty al fresco curried delights.Stall front The Mela has been flourishing as an annual cultural highlight in Leith Links, for a number of …

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