The quest for breakfast roll excellence continued, today, with an early morning visit to Dimitri’s, on West Maitland Street. It’s a place I’ve walked past for years, without previously having ventured inside.Exterior As with some of the shops and restaurants in this neck of the woods, like Gali’s which is just a few doors down, …

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Blythe’s Verdict When our sainted Piatto Verde wasn’t available for joint 2013 birthday celebrations, MJ and I were left to agonise for a surprisingly long time over where we should go. We spent a lovely 2012 birthday in Domenico’s, and much of our celebrating since then has been at the wonderful Mithas, but we eventually …

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Over the past few months, we’ve started to gain an appreciation of what Edinburgh has to offer in terms of Chinese cuisine, with a number of highly enjoyable meals. My visit to Kweilin, this evening, was another one to add to that growing list.Exterior Kweilin is one of those classic New Town places where you …

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Crombie’s is probably Edinburgh’s most celebrate butcher’s shop, with a well-deserved reputation for meaty excellence. What I didn’t realise, until last week, was that they have a hot takeout counter, as part of the shop, offering a range of hearty delights.Interior With a good array of pies, daily made specials, which today covered nice looking …

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William Street’s trio of pubs, comprising Teuchters, Bert’s and The Melville was reduced to a duo when the latter closed its doors, late last year. It was good news all round to see fitters in the place, heralding the place’s return to operation, just recently.Exterior With its newly refurbished premises now open, I thought it …

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