I’m a great fan of Twitter, as you probably know. If you glance across this page, you can see our latest tweets scrolling away. The reason I mention it, today, is that if it hadn’t been for Twitter, we wouldn’t have ended up at Hewat’s, as it was through that medium that we booked, following …

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The premises now occupied by the Aroma Coffee Bar have been home to three café incarnations already in 2013, which is quite something. The year started with Café Viana, then there was a brief tenure from The Drop, then Aroma took over, just recently.Exterior With The Drop, they were just starting to get the place …

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Newly opened where the Hudson used to be, Angel’s Share is a smart looking hotel, in Edinburgh’s fashionable West End. It’s bar restaurant, bejewelled with magnificent chandeliers, was our lunching location, today.Exterior I was joined by Frances, who had previously joined at The Pantry, and Ross, who most recently quested at Bar Soba. Due to …

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ExteriorFollowing a very enjoyable evening at the New York Steam Packet, with the Total Food Geeks, I had a brutal hangover, so following my usual pattern, I headed for restorative vegetarian treats. I alighted upon Cafe Turquaz, a Turkish place, with thoughts of borek dancing in my head. The welcome at Turquaz was warm and …

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When the Total Food Geeks suggested a trip to the New York Steam Packet, I was glad to accept the invitation, as it’s the kind of place that you need to go with a group, not least given its slightly unorthodox location, in Rose Street Lane North.Interior Like a secret little upstairs Captain’s mess, complete …

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