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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As you may have noticed, I haven’t been paying too much attention to the notions of “dieting” or “detoxing” this January, but that doesn’t mean that I eschew healthier options entirely. Today, for example, we toddled along to the Baked Potato Shop, at the top of Cockburn Street. People inform me that it’s been there …

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Today was an incredibly exciting day, for three reasons. Firstly, MJ was soon to be back in the country, after her trip home to the Alabamian homestead for the holidays. Secondly, I was meeting Phil for lunch, of which more exciting details, later. And thirdly, I got to visit Seadogs, the seafood restaurant from “” …

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