Outside, hard to see, easy to miss MJ’s Verdict Today for lunch I walked up the steps of the mound and looked for the almost hidden Ondine Restaurant that hovers over Pizza Express on George the IV Bridge. The glass entrance and the steps ascending to the sleek black and white dining room made me …

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Purslane

Outside MJ’s Verdict I wasn’t feeling 100% on Thursday when I tottered along to Stockbridge after a long night of true Burns-esque celebrating that was hosted by my Scottish flat mate. This party included all the classics: cullen skink, smoked salmon, a man in a kilt, a haggis big enough to feed 16 from Crombies, …

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Ahead of my little impromptu visit to Istanbul (following which we should have details agreed on an exciting new development for Lunchquest!), I tootled down to Broughton Street, to pick up some essentials for my trip. Whilst there, I took the opportunity to call in to the Olive Branch Coffee & Sandwich Shop, which aside …

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Part of the Stonegate pub company’s empire of outlets, there are 75 Slug and Lettuce’s across the UK. Last time I visited one was to watch Andy Murray lose at tennis, a few years ago, so I can’t say I have overly fond memories of the place. Still, it seemed like a perfectly reasonable choice …

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With my legs in remarkably good shape after yesterday’s considerable mileage, I trotted along to the lovely confines of Thistle Street, with the intention of trying out the Thistle Sandwich Bar, which I had spotted on my travels, the other. ExteriorThe busy little place, which gave the impression of being just the place for an …

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