Seasons – SADLY NOW CLOSED Soup I was sad to see Bangkok Bar and Port of Siam close down, but when my friend Matt told me he was taking over the property to resurrect Festival cocktail pop-up the Liquor Library in the basement and convert the upstairs into a Nordic inspired restaurant, I was intrigued …

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ExteriorWhen “Coffee” is in the name above the door, The Magic secret is to have good coffee. Limini provide really good coffee. But when your machine Has the heat Turned up to 11, Things don’t go so well. The effect: Tragic not Magic. Good sandwiches and grapes can only make up so much lost ground. …

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ExteriorAfter a day chasing the Burry Man from one end of South Queensferry to the other we’d built up a considerable appetite, so upon our return to Edinburgh we popped in to Shangrila on Rodney Street. Our party included first time quester Bob and Our Beer Man, who used to dine in this Chinese restaurant …

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ExteriorWe’ve occasionally thought about moving to a system of more rigorous consideration of places, with multiple visits before reaching a firm conclusion. In reality, time and money are major constraints on this. However, there is the odd place that we take a few visits to get to grips with. The Riparian Rooms falls into this …

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ExteriorThe Phoenix Bar on Broughton Street has been a pub stalwart for as long as I can remember. Friends used to live just around the corner, so many a fine evening was spent in its diversely populated confines. I can’t strongly recall it doing food until fairly recently, but I thought I’d give it a …

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