Live Seafood I had a mountain of fun at my brother’s wedding banquet at Seawoo, last year, so was very pleased when Frances suggested we might visit a place that sounded along similar lines on my second evening in Manchester. We were joined by a whole gaggle of pals, some of whom had visited Live …

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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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Jones & Son at Century General Store It had been very remiss of me not to visit the Jones & Son pop-up at Century General Store before now, so I was glad to rectify that on a brisk Friday evening.Burger, fries Century General is an excellent cafe and one that has become my staple coffee …

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Katie’s – NOW CALLED LEFTFIELD Katie’s Diner was a bit of an institution with its neon signs bathing a little corner of the Meadows in pink and blue. After a slow and tortuous decline it wound things up earlier in the year. The name lives on, at least in part, but Katie’s, which opened at …

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White Sushi I’d spotted that Polish favourite Yellow Bench had moved next door to new premises with their old shop taken over by White Sushi, a Japanese place retaining – I think – the same owners as before but obviously making a considerable shift in culinary direction.Sushi and sashimi set After visiting Brendan MacNeill’s excellent …

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