The Beat I remember reviewing a police box with no name that was selling very good coffee a wee while back. Trading on the site previously occupied by the Bollywood Box, I passed the other day a stopped once more to see how it was doing. It is now called The Beat and feels bedded-in. …

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Lee On After a long day of farewell drinks, I found myself in need of a late evening feed. I was not too late to catch a sit-in meal, rather than some questionable takeaway, so I headed to Lee On for a Chinese. This is a place I remember eating in years again, but that …

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Chop House Bruntsfield The Compass Group look to be going from strength to strength. Since their early days with Sygn and Monteith’s, they’ve progressed to the outstanding White Horse Seafood & Oyster Bar and now three branches of the Chop House steakhouse brand.Oysters I visited their original branch in Leith shortly after it opened and …

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Seeds for the Soul I was sad to hear of the demise of Moon & Hare as it was that rarest of rare things, a joyful vegan cafe. But as I understand it, the inheritors of the premises, Seeds for the Soul, have links to that previous business, certainly in terms of their vegan and …

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Castello Bruntsfield It was good news to see the second branch of Castello Coffee open a couple of months ago. I’ve been a devoted fan of their Castle Street branch since it opened back in 2012. On a sunbathed Saturday I popped in to take a look.Exterior I’d visited for coffee just after they opened …

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