You know where it is. Blythe’s Verdict Given that one of Illegal Jack’s founding motivations was to address a gap in the market for hearty fuel to sate the appetite of tired athletes, it seemed like the perfect stop off point on a day of marathon walking. Yes, the ever energetic MJ and I completed …

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Exterior I was in a right hurry to get along the road, today, but still had to cram in lunch, somewhere, so ended up at Zea, an airy looking little place, in Rose Street. And I’m rather glad that’s where I chose, as it was a hoot. It’s clearly a popular wee place, as was …

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Iris

2016 Update A couple of subsequent visits have been nowhere near as good as this initial foray, which lives long in the memory. Presentation in particular has tailed off completely. It now feels like a restaurant in need of fresh impetus. It’s still good, but nowhere near an 18.5/20 as outlined below. Original 2012 review …

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Hector’s

Having gently lubricated our moving parts with a couple of cocktails in the Bon Vivant, then found The Raconteur closed due to plumbing issues, our attentions turned to sustenance, so we gently plodded to Hector’s, in the heart of Stockbridge. I was joined, on this occasion, by Iain and Aileen, who had previously quested at …

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Call me a cynic, but I find that Valentine’s Day often marks the official end of the “diet season”. To that end, we thought it was perfect timing to launch a new feature, which will offer regular advice on healthy eating. You can get further details at www.lailahammam.com, but without further ado, let me introduce …

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