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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Flight days always get my system confused, and the activities over the course of my weekend didn’t do anything to aid that confusion. Rather too much sparkling wine (if such a thing is possible) was taken, leaving my eating pattern a little discombobulated.Oodles of sparkly OK, OK – for those who don’t get what that …

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InteriorScotland’s Seafood Restaurant of the Year for 2012, Cafe Fish is a very smart, bright and airy place, situated in a former branch of Bank of Scotland. During the day, it serves a lunch menu of tapas dishes, with a full a la carte in the evening. Smoked salmon On this occasion, I had the …

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The interior is charming MJ’s Verdict I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I wandered down to the King’s Wark to enjoy a mid-week lunch with B before we head off to Istanbul in a few days, but stepping into this pub fulfilled almost every criteria that I have for a pub. The stone …

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Thistle Street is one of my favourite stretches in Edinburgh, as it’s packed with lovely places to eat, drink and be merry. Fishers in the City has long been at heart of the street, serving hoards of seafood lovers, for many years. I would list myself in that number (seafood lovers, that is), so expectantly …

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