It’s sometime said that you should judge an Italian restaurant by how they handle the fundamentals, the cornerstone components being their basic tomato sauce, given that it’s the basis for so many Italian restaurant classics. By this token, Gali’s could be considered one of the better Italian dining spots in Edinburgh, but as is often …

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ExteriorWaking up with a comfortable 21 minutes to spare before my train departed for Perth, with only the small matter of showering, dressing and getting to the train station, proved to be no obstacle to my safe arrival at my destination, this morning. As is sometimes the way, it turned out that I had time …

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It’s not always fair to judge a place by its name, but in the case of somewhere called Speedy Sandwiches, I think it’s reasonable to expect two things: sandwiches; and rapid service. On today’s visit, both boxes were ticked, admirably.Speedy Sandwiches This was another breakfast quest, as I was once more taking advantage of our …

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My acute observation skills were once more to the fore, the other day, when I originally attempted to find BaGet Stuffed, after MJ had spotted it from the bus. I ended up at Bonnington’s after walking clean past my intended stop. I questioned its existence, but was reassured that its lack of observable presence was …

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Edinburgh’s excellent diversity of provision is one of its strengths as a lunching and dining location. This is in part thanks to complete one-offs, like Russian Passion, our one and only Russian café. Exterior Hidden in plain sight, in Canonmills, it’s open for lunch six days a week (closed on Wednesdays), offering a range of …

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