fed! The inclement weather has driven me towards some places I might not otherwise have discovered, of late. Following on from my unscheduled stop at The Pastry Section, I ended up sheltering from more stair rods at fed! a new sandwich bar on Forth Street with a fondness for punctuation marks and a dislike of …

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Seasons I’d visited Seasons shortly after it opened and been impressed, although it was definitely a work in progress at that stage. I was keen for a revisit so suggested it to regular guest questers Hayley, Ingrida and Jessica who thought it sounded like a good plan.Amuse bouche Seasons focusses on local, seasonal produce. There …

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Le Roi Fou Anton Mosimann is one of those names and faces from a bygone era of food TV that lives long in the memory. I hadn’t thought about his Gallic charm for a good while until the arrival of Le Roi Fou on Forth Street just recently.Exterior Swiss-French head chef Jérôme Henry proudly proclaims …

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Soderberg I’ve found myself stopping in at Peter’s Yard and Soderberg a little less than I once did. It sometimes happens that our love of certain places wanes over time I think that’s what happened in this case. Exterior When they opened a new branch of Soderberg towards the end of last year, it didn’t …

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The Empress of Broughton Street Our Beer Man’s Verdict I first visited the Empress on its opening night before Christmas, but it was so busy I struggled to get a proper sense of what it was actually like.Exterior My initial feeling on that brief visit was that it was okay – nothing special – but …

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