Given my fondness for pies, it’s rather strange that I hadn’t previously visited Piemaker. The place doesn’t exactly radiate charm, but the selection on offer has always intrigued me, but clearly not enough to actually make me cross their threshold. But today was the day!Steak pasty I was joined in this venture by Gary, who …

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I really should have taken pictures of my lunch at Crieff Hydro, as the casserole of lamb shoulder really was excellent. But some days, I need to keep my work head on, particularly when I’m doing a little turn in front of a paying audience, so I tender my humble apologies.Interior On my road home, …

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I’ve been meaning to try Turquoise Thistle, since it opened as part of Hotel Indigo, earlier this year. It’s a modern, stylish place, with a nice feel to it. Staff are welcoming and attentive, and the menu sounds fresh and intriguing.Interior I was joined today by regular quester, Jane, who has previously joined at Giuliano’s, …

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After a spectacular evening under the watchful gaze of Clarence, at Edinburgh Books, for the programme launch of the West Port Book Festival, I toddled down the road towards home, and decided to pop in to Miso and Sushi.Interior This place has been my regular irregular Chinese takeout place for more years than I care …

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For someone who makes recommendations about where to eat in Edinburgh, I sometimes have a hard time quickly acting upon the recommendations’ of others. This is not least because my dining habits are governed by the twin forces of an excel spreadsheet which lists a selection of the places I haven’t yet visited, and a …

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