Rose Theatre Cafe One of the places that opened in my absence that I was most keen to visit was the Rose Theatre Cafe, on Rose Street. My dear old Mum used to attend the premises in her youth when it was the Charlotte Chapel. Over the past few years it has increasingly been used …

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Uplands Roast My current regular route involves much criss-crossing of the Meadows. I have consequently been rather pleased to discover some good new coffee options on my wanderings. In addition to the excellent Detour, I bumped into George Square police box coffee place Uplands Roast the other day and made a note to return as …

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West Room

West Room The West Room has been a staple watering hole offering decent if not overly wowing pub food during its fairly lengthy tenure on Queensferry Street. Since my departure to foreign climes it has changed hands and is now the sister bar to St Andrews’ The Seafood Ristorante. It has relaunched with a Venetian …

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Oqo Coffee Nook One of the key findings from my travelling time was that Edinburgh is very well served for cafes and top notch coffee relative to most of the places I visited. The topography of our compact city lends itself to concentrated bursts of hospitality clusters but even factoring that in we have great …

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Gautam’s After only relatively recently dining at Xanadu, near Meadowbank, and really enjoying its Chinese delights, I was a little sad to hear it had closed. In its place, Gautam’s has sprung up. Apparently, they opened only two weeks after taking the keys which is a very quick turnaround, particularly when shifting cuisines to Indian …

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