Nando’s When I declared that I’d never been to Nando’s until that day to the late night crowd at Lucky Liquor, I was surprised to hear several others saying they hadn’t visited either. They are a breed apart, though, so I imagine most readers will have visited the peri peri chicken purveyor at some stage.Exterior …

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The Abbotsford Blythe’s Verdict Although I’ve sunk many a pint in The Abbotsford on Rose Street, I’d never previously tried the food. When MJ suggested a midweek lunch it seemed like a good fit for our needs.Exterior Served both in the bar downstairs and their smart upstairs dining room, the menu focusses on pub grub …

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Castle View Restaurant Dining on Princes Street tends to be a mixed bag. Although I really enjoyed Restaurant 100, the BHS cafe was pretty horrific. Undaunted, I recently noticed that Debenham’s had a fourth floor “restaurant” which sounded intriguing. I popped in to give it a look.Interior The Castle View Restaurant was, as expected, a …

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The Refinery by Drake & Morgan I was on my way to the train station, heading for Newcastle. I had a gigantic hangover acquired by having far too much fun at Field and the Last Word Saloon the night before. I was consequently in the mood for something pretty straightforward and hearty so headed to …

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Little Italy Barnacles n Bones did very good work from the police box at the rear entrance to John Lewis for a wee while, but has since moved on to bigger and better things, such as being one of the guiding lights at The Pitt.Box In its place has arisen a new trader called Little …

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