The view With the prospect of our London to Brighton walk looming large, the time for lengthy training walks is over, and we’re at the stage of fine tuning our precision walking muscles. To that end, I had a little Saturday morning jaunt to Cramond. I stopped off for a mid-morning cuppa at the Cramond …

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Blythe’s Verdict Celebrating its 24th birthday by cutting lunch prices to 1988 levels, Pierre Victoire is a wonderful wandering nomad of a restaurant, now settled in Eyre Place. Having stopped for a pre-dinner drink with MJ at The Orchard, we arrived bang on time to be greeted by Susie and Tracey, our dining companions for …

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The Ship on the Shore has a tall reputation as a great purveyor of seafood delights. Situated on The Shore at Leith, it has a lot of local competition in one of the city’s finest restaurant districts, but has carved out a niche that ensures it’s always busy.Nautical interior The setting is heavy on wood …

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From the same stable as Vittoria, La Favorita and Divino Enoteca, Taste of Italy is a diner style Italian offering a good range of Italian classics at a very reasonable price. The same menu is served all day, with main course pasta dishes at around £6.50 looking particularly good value in the evening.Interior On today’s …

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MJ’s Verdict Outside, you'd almost miss it I was SO very excited to get to see my B again after he had gone to Istanbul without me, that I was game to meet him wherever he said, but he made mistake of giving me a choice and I changed my allegiance at the last moment …

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