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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It has been an epic week of dining. In chronological order, we’ve dined at Wedgwood, La Piazza, Union of Genius, The Bonham, Mithas, Mark Greenaway and the Old Bell.Interior When it came to adding a cherry on the top of that marvellous cake, the Grain Store, on Victoria Street seemed to be an ideal candidate, …

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Blythe’s Verdict Is the phrase “after the Lord Mayor’s show” still culturally relevant? If it is, it very accurately described the feeling in Edinburgh, this evening. I know that the International Festival is still on the go, but the end of the Fringe and the Book Festival tend to mark an end to the palpable …

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Inside, leads down to a much larger dining space MJ’s Verdict On a sad, sad day (the end of the Edinburgh International Bookfestival), Blythe and I met up for a meal prior to going to the last Unbound event put on by the Scottish Book Trust. We opted for Caciopepe, which is located on Hanover …

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It was a bit of a battle to maintain my Sunday walking routine, this week, as I’d mysteriously contracted a hangover. I suppose that’s what a trip to Divino Enoteca, after our dinner at Nanyang will do to a man.Exterior So after a wander that included a stop at Wedgwood to fix a reservation, and …

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