Itri had always been a place that we’d wanted to visit, and we were very sad to see it close, last year, without us having made the time to try it. From its ashes has arisen Pepe Nero, a family style Italian that’s ploughing much the same furrow.Exterior The interior is very simple, but has …

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Tempting Tattie has been a long-standing favourite, not least in August with Festival revellers, as it offers a good filling meal, quickly, and for a low cost. Strangely, I’d never previously visited, so took the opportunity to pop in, today, just shortly before hopping on a northward-bound train, from nearby Waverley station.Exterior Having committed the …

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With no particular lunch location in mind, today, I set sail towards Stockbridge, hoping to be waylaid by somewhere tempting, long before I got that far. As it turned out, it was Appetite Direct, towards the foot of Howe Street, that finally arrested my progress.Exterior A neat little deli, with some bench seating outside that …

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Sambuca, on Causewayside, is a friendly little local Italian restaurant, serving classic dishes, with the usual panoply of options that’s so often the case with Italian places.Exterior I’m rarely in this neck of the woods, so was happy to take the opportunity to give it a whirl, particularly after a long and hectic week. It’s …

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Sometimes your experience of a place puts the food in the shade, and dominates the memory long after things have been digested. Miller’s was one of those places, as my abiding memory will be of the excellent banter I enjoyed with the owner and one of the other customers. I’d popped in for a breakfast …

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