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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I don’t particularly enjoy Heathrow Terminal 5, so thought I’d soften the blow with a trip to Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food, on my way to a glorious week in Istanbul. Retro airport barUnashamedly an airport lounge (it doesn’t try to masquerade as a restaurant that just happens to be in an airport), it serves a …

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