World record!On a balmy Sunday evening, I was in the mood for something quick and reliable. I headed for Cafe Piccante on Broughton Street. Famous for amongst other things having a resident DJ, which is something of an oddity for a chip shop, and for having one of their counter men being the holder of …

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Beetroot and tomato carpaccioAs we inexorably edge towards 1,000 posts on the site (today’s is number nine hundred and eighty-something), we’ve started getting all reflective about our adventures over the past three years. There are always “landmark” reviews that quickly come to mind and our original assessment of L’Escargot Bleu is certainly one of those. …

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I’d been to the Broughton Deli way back in 2011 for a quick takeaway, but hadn’t had a chance to visit since then. On the recommendation of the chap who does our app, I headed there for a sit-in lunch.Exterior I was joined today by Danielle from Edinburgh Foody. Danielle is soon off to pursue …

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Some days sophistication, subtlety and elegance are the lunchtime requirements. On other days I just fancy something quick from the local chippy. Today was in the latter camp.Exterior Many years ago, friends of mine had a flat on Barony Street where we used to play poker once a week. One of the favoured post-game activities …

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InteriorWe visited the Basement Bar to review, just over a year ago, but given that they’ve recently had a revamp, both of their premises and their menu, we thought we’d pay them a fresh visit. I was joined today, as on the previous visit, by regular quester Jane. It was a windswept and rainy old …

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