Subway Mega Melt Food advertising on bus stops has transitioned from being a mildly irritating source of consternation to being a source of immediate personal peril.Coffee First came the KFC double down, then the cheesy bacon flatbread at McDonald’s followed and now the latest ‘I dare you to try that’ arrived in the form of …

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Cafe Marlayne It had been many years since my last trip to Cafe Marlayne so when regular guest quester Freya suggested it as a potential venue for lunch I was keen to check it out.Mussels Their branch on Thistle Street was our choice ahead of their Antigua Street outlet. I’ve always preferred the Thistle Street …

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Benugo at Waverley Gate I’m a fairly regular visitor to the Waverley Gate building – known to previous generations as the GPO – particularly when popping in to say hi to the folks at NHS Lothian.Cafe On a recent visit I noticed that the Galway Gourmet which previously operated their lobby cafe had closed down. …

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Baba Baba launched with much flourish towards the end of 2017. I popped along and availed myself of their hospitality during their soft-launch period, but chose to take a bit of time to reach a considered verdict, not least because it was clear that the place was going to take a little time to settle.Squid …

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Going to The Dogs? With the clock having passed 1.30pm and lunch having not yet been taken, I headed to The Dogs because it’s one of my favourite places in the city. But this was not a lunch without malice aforethought. I’d noticed a post on their Facebook page that set out action owner David …

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