Sea laver and egg soup I’ve visited Hongfu, before, but as it’s right across the road from my office, and I rather like the place, a return visit was always on the cards. Today was the day, not least because Gary had a roaring hangover, so was in desperate need of reviving sustenance. Situated in …

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Rick’s, the chic boutique hotel on Frederick Street, used to be a virtually perpetual haunt for me, a few years ago. Their bar restaurant prides itself on offering some of the best cocktails in the city, so is popular with the Friday evening after-work crowd, but also offers a nicely balanced menu for food, served …

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Blythe’s Verdict In case you didn’t notice, it was a beautifully icy, crisp and clear morning today, in Edinburgh. These are the type of winter mornings that we’ve grown used to, over the years, but have been curiously absent over the wild and windy season we’re experiencing, this year. It was example of charming synchronicity …

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I’ve been a regular visitor to the Cafe Royal, over the years. With its signature tiled historical scenes in the circle oyster bar, its excellent array of cask ales and other beverages, and its famously good bar menu, I’ve been reeled in by its charms on many an occasion. Oysters!On this visit, I was accompanied …

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Blythe’s Verdict It was with great enthusiasm that I read of ’s enticing January offer, where you can come and dine in one of Edinburgh’s finest restaurants, and once you’re done you can PAY WHAT YOU WANT for the food! It took little persuasion to sign-up our St Fillan’s chums and the freshly returned MJ …

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