Zucca

It’s sometimes rather lovely to have your comfortable assumptions blown clean out of the water, of an evening. Tonight was such an occasion, as when I entered Zucca I had two views in my head that were about to be challenged: firstly, that The Bonham serves the best risotto in Edinburgh; and secondly, that Domenico’s …

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MJ and I are walking 31 miles for charity, a week tomorrow. If you pardon the pun, we’re taking this in our stride, as you may remember that we walked double that distance, just a few months ago. However, in the run up to the big day, I am becoming slightly worried that our training …

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Jamie’s Italian launched with the re-opening of the Assembly Rooms, on George Street, a couple of months ago. It has been doing brisk service since then, and today was no exception. The prime lunchtime slots at 12:30 and 1pm were entirely booked up, but they had availability at 12:45pm, which suited us nicely.Exterior I was …

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MJ’s Verdict I admit, I’ve been scoping out Meadowood Café for a while, even going along on a ‘reconnaissance’ trip a few weeks ago. But on that visit, I only had a dumpling or two to tide me over for a night of celebrating a friend going to Turkey for a few months. This trip, …

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I am hopeless at listening to advice, when it comes to restaurant recommendations. Someone told me to go to The Espy about a year ago. Have I been? Only for coffee, so far. One of my colleagues told me to go to Indaba about a year ago. Have I been? Nope, I just read five …

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