Appetiser fondue MJ’s Verdict Once we managed to walk to the top of the stairs at Chaophraya’s Castle Street location, we realised that we actually needed to go back down a flight and take the elevator to the restaurant, which gives the whole entrance a bit of drama. Not that the place needs any more …

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Both MJ and I are great fans of Union of Genius, the soup cafe on Forrest Road.Union of Genius soup Open since October 2011, their excellent array of soups has been delighting Edinburgh punters since then, in no small measure. Their soup is part of that rare club, the Soupquest “exceptionals”. As you may have …

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I’ve been meaning to visit Lezzetli for some time now, and indeed made it half way there, back in May, before being waylaid by the charms of French Press. Having passed on my travels again, recently, I redoubled my determination to finally get there.Exterior My main challenge, once more, was getting there without being diverted …

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The folks at Peppers were a great hit at last November’s Yelp Winter Event, at the Ghillie Dhu. Their excellent brownies were one of the stars of that particular show. I think a number of attendees weren’t aware of the place, previously, so left with a clear avowal to go and visit, soon.Exterior Given that …

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MJ’s Verdict After an afternoon of working on The Istanbul Review, I ran off and met Blythe at The Pantry in Stockbridge. The place is lovely and welcoming and the tweed elements are right up my simplistic yet stylish alley (how did Blythe know?!). After having a look over the menu, I could have ordered …

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