After the roaring success of our pan-continental reviews of McDonald’s and Burger King with our friends at Lunch Quest: Hong Kong, they threw down a further two challenges for us to attempt. In honour of the Hong Kong bureau chiefs’ honeymoon, which started yesterday, today I popped along to popular sandwich-grab emporium, Pret a Manger, …

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With MJ on the happy trail to her Alabamian homestead, I must admit to having been slightly tempted to head for an overly fussy French restaurant, or (worse yet) pop along to a steakhouse and order a steak with sauce, today. But once I divested myself of the notion of indulging in these acts of …

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In the heart of the festive season, Cake Quest’s Sarah celebrates her birthday. It came as no surprise that her chosen location for celebration was her number 1 location, Mimi’s Bakehouse on The Shore.Mimi's! I arrived a little over-promptly, to find the place totally mobbed. I had to linger as unobtrusively as possible until our …

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Al Dente

  MJ’s Verdict For over six months I’ve been trekking up and down Easter Road and seeing the small Italian restaurant, Al Dente, tucked away before you cross the wee overpass (over the rail tracks) and looking for an opportunity to pop in for lunch. You can imagine how delighted I was by B’s choice! …

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Ingram Wynd

The festive dining season took me all the way to Glasgow’s Merchant City, this week, to sample the delights of Ingram Wynd. Things had started very well in Glasgow, as I was welcomed with Efes, the fantastically refreshing Turkish beer, in the pub where we first congregated. By the time we arrived at Ingram Wynd, …

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