Bombay Spice Although I don’t claim total city-wide coverage, there are certain neighbourhoods where I reckon I know most places. However, I’ve clearly been walking past Bombay Spice on Duke Street for years without noticing it. I recently rectified that.Exterior It’s not a place that radiates welcoming vibes and further acquaintance with its interior confirmed …

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Hyde & Son I have a pretty good network of spies across the city that let me know all the interesting new openings as they appear. It took a special correspondent to spot the arrival of Hyde & Son at George Street apartment complex Eden Locke.Exterior While well-heeled visitors check in along the counter, this …

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On Bap On a blazing hot lunchtime, my usual contrariness took me to a Korean restaurant where I strongly desired hot stone bibimbap served with all the available spice. My fellow lunchers would get quite the insight into how much one man can sweat.Exterior The venue of choice was recently opened On Bap on Clerk …

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King’s Cross Real Food Market Arriving in London at 9.40am is a sure fire indicactor that I’ve had to get out of bed in Edinburgh at an hour that is strongly incompatible with my lifestyle.Scotch egg stall What was slightly more in keeping with how I like things was to be greeted by the sight …

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Leyas On a recent flying visit to London, I had just enough time to grab a quality cup of coffee before heading into the inevitable procession of thrilling meetings. Exterior Just near Mornington Crescent tube station I came across Leyas, which looked like it would do the job. A split-level premises, it exuded the requisite …

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