The Salvation of Leith – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’ve been working a fair bit in Leith, of late. I worked here for several years about a decade ago so it’s very familiar territory. After a day that involved rather more thinking than was strictly necessary, I felt the need for a substantial feed so popped …

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L’Antica – SADLY NOW CLOSED I was feeling done-in on a Friday evening so reached for the takeaway menus to see what delights they held this week.Pizza Top of the pile was L’Antica, a chip shop pizza takeaway on Broughton Road. It seemed like a simple choice. As has been my recent trend I opted …

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Black Pig and Oyster – SADLY NOW CLOSED The hospitality businesses down on Commercial Quay have taken quite a pasting of late with only the Michelin charms of The Kitchin and all-round appeal of Cafe Tartine enduring.Exterior New in the slot that was International Starters for many years comes the Black Pig and Oyster, a …

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Papa Joe’s – SADLY NOW CLOSED I first visited Papa Joe’s on Dundee’s Whitehall Street in 2005 shortly after I’d spent a fortnight in Cuba. Along with pal Danny, we attended a local junior football match in the afternoon, smoking cigars and drinking Bovril throughout. And you thought me behaving like an insufferable twat was …

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The Bakers Arms – SADLY NOW CLOSED After years of slowly descending towards the bottom of the Indian restaurant pile, the Raj finally gave up the gosht a couple of years ago, although it has emerged phoenix-like from the ashes in Blackhall. Following it in the spacious premises at the end of The Shore came …

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