Jamie’s Italian launched with the re-opening of the Assembly Rooms, on George Street, a couple of months ago. It has been doing brisk service since then, and today was no exception. The prime lunchtime slots at 12:30 and 1pm were entirely booked up, but they had availability at 12:45pm, which suited us nicely.Exterior I was …

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MJ’s Verdict I admit, I’ve been scoping out Meadowood Café for a while, even going along on a ‘reconnaissance’ trip a few weeks ago. But on that visit, I only had a dumpling or two to tide me over for a night of celebrating a friend going to Turkey for a few months. This trip, …

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I am hopeless at listening to advice, when it comes to restaurant recommendations. Someone told me to go to The Espy about a year ago. Have I been? Only for coffee, so far. One of my colleagues told me to go to Indaba about a year ago. Have I been? Nope, I just read five …

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The famous saying goes “you are what you eat”, but in light of recent research, it appears that there may be more to this statement. Instead, it turns out that when you eat may be equally important as what you eat. Scientists recently found that regular eating times and extending the daily fasting period may …

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In many ways, some of the pioneering spirit of Lunchquest can trace its roots to La Rusticana. I ended up there, with Roman friends, a couple of years ago, almost by default. It showed up my lack of acquaintance with Edinburgh’s dining scene, particularly in terms of places for late-night dining. I vowed then that …

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