Outside Blythe’s Verdict In the words of the poet Burns, “The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men/Gang aft agley”, but today we weren’t left with “nought but grief an’ pain” as instead of our planned trip to Pomegranate (which, all being well, with now open on Saturday), we headed over the road to long-standing pizza …

Read more

Bowed but not broken by the crushing mediocrity of my visit to Monteith’s, yesterday, I decided to venture back to the Royal Mile to visit Wedgwood.Exterior Well, I say decided, but I didn’t have a Wedgwoodian masterplan in mind. I was wandering with a vague notion of lunching somewhere like Jeffrey Street, but on this …

Read more

Located on a prime piece of tourist real estate, yet still managing to retain a hideaway charm, Monteith’s aims for modern contemporary cuisine, to please both tourist and local tastes.Beautiful entrance Decor is a mix and match of eclectic pieces, from traditional tweed or leather covered straight-backed chairs, with Chesterfields in the bar area, to …

Read more

Blythe’s Verdict With the sun blazing in the sky, we continued our theme of slightly Quixotic restaurant choices. No salad bars or light summer diners for us; where Indian had been the choice for the previous two scorching days, today we headed to Dunfermline to visit Grill 48, which as the name suggests is rather …

Read more

Outside MJ’s Verdict Today, after the sun came out and I made the terrible discovery that Assam’s was not, in fact, open, Blythe quickly shot down the other suggestions that were tossed into the sunshine, and we headed down the road to Punjab’n de Rasoi. I have been passing this wee place ever since I …

Read more