VanIt’s always good to welcome a new street food vendor to the Edinburgh Markets circuit so I made a beeline for St Mary’s market, just behind the John Lewis store at St James Centre, to try the wares of Nusou, a new noodles van. I’d visited this market a number of times, visiting Land Foods, …

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Pasty stSome days I’m not blessed with time for considered choices and luxuriant lunchtime loafing. When the grab-and-run approach is required, which often coincides with visits to train stations, I’ve enjoyed trips to the Bagel Factory and I had quite a good baked tattie from Spud-u-like on the train, quite recently. Today’s pit stop was …

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Having been suitably impressed with the Royal British Hotel’s new restaurant, Twenty Princes Street, when we visited, I’d made a note to come and check out their cocktail bar, Juniper, at a convenient early opportunity. During the festive season, I had a chance to visit, during which I sampled their “street food” bar menu.Mushrooms The …

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The closure of some places is easy to predict, but others come as something of a surprise. The demise of Porto & Fi’s branch on the Mound definitely fell into the latter camp, as it always seemed busy when I passed. Their branch in Newhaven is thankfully still going strong, but the Scottish Burger Bistro …

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Located next door to The Honours and just across the road from Restaurant Mark Greenaway, I’m not entirely sure how I managed to miss Circus Express before today. After a gentle stroll along from my place of business, I was in need of a good soup and sandwich type lunch, so popped inside their simple …

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