After a long morning at work, I’d developed a rather hearty hunger when lunchtime arrived. I decided that this was best assuaged by some traditional deep-fried treats, so took myself up the road to the City Restaurant.Exterior I recently sampled pretty decent lunchtime fried goods at the Deep Sea, although that proved to be a …

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Baguette Express is something of a local success story. Having started life with one shop in East Lothian, then expanded to a small chain of five shops, based in Edinburgh (Gorgie), Musselburgh, Tranent, Hawick, and Galashiels, bright sparks the Stenhouse brothers have grown it into a national chain of franchise stores, across the UK.Exterior Occupying …

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Inside MJ’s Verdict What a wonderful way to usher in the first few days of what I insist will be my lucky year! The ever-lovely lady who brought me to Edinburgh was in town and she introduced me to a few new characters who I am certain will pop up in future reviews. We all …

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Following on from our visit to the Steamie, recently, we popped along to try their new venture, Pitta, on Rose Street, to see whether souvlaki will grip Edinburgh in a frenzy of Greek street food.Exterior In a well-placed police box, on the stretch of Rose Street between and Hanover Street and St Andrew Square, Pitta …

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After my rant about Christmas menus, it was always going to be interesting at my own work’s Christmas lunch, this year. I was confident that Calistoga would see us right, though. It has a very solid reputation for December value, and a number of folk I know value it very highly as a regular dining …

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