Red Kite There’s the odd place that I end up not reviewing despite repeated visits. In the majority of cases this is somewhere I don’t like and can’t put why into words, but occasionally it’s a place I really like but a review just doesn’t quite emerge. The Red Kite in Abbeyhill falls in to …

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Kurdish Best Kebab House Much of the Festival is spent dodging the worst and munching the best of our city’s informal food options. I’ve neither dived in to the detail nor written much about it this year, at least by my standards.Exterior After a busy day of shows, you often find yourself in need of …

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Art & Vintage Recently arrived just across the road from Century General Store in Abbeyhill, Art & Vintage is a smart gift shop café. It’s rather handily placed in relation to my office, so I popped along to give it a go.Exterior The space is really light and airy, with lovely detailing to all aspects …

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The Safari Lounge Russell’s Verdict Once a bewildering old-gent’s-cum-African-safari-theme-pub, The Safari Lounge is now a trendy watering hole which attracts a varied clientele. Its bustling hipster vibe is softened and obscured by hints of its old life, with faux snake skin sofas, cute stuffed animals (the toys rather than the trophies) and a bar-side kitchen …

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The Regent Russell’s Verdict A pub that serves home cooking, The Regent has been a staple of mine for a swift pint or five after a long day. It’s a spacious but cosy bar, with plenty of quirk without becoming tacky. The Regent is also a gay pub (real ale gay pub of the year, …

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