Streat Hawker I’d been meaning to visit Streat Hawker at the Polwarth Tavern for a good long while, but I’m rarely in this part of town on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night when they trade. But after an enjoyable Jilly Cooper book group (I was, of course, wearing my ceremonial jodhpurs), I toddled along …

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Amed Cafe Bistro – Now Roj Cafe – SADLY NOW CLOSED It was inevitable that Salvo’s would eventually close but it was still sad when it came to pass. Since then, Kaffee Kantate had a brief run to little success with Amed Cafe Bistro now occupying the site, just near the Tollcross crossroads. I popped …

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Leo & Ted’s – SADLY NOW CLOSED Exterior We’ve had a little outcropping of cafes acquiring second and third sites, of late. We’ve had Jon Sharp’s collection of coffee shops for a while (to which a new one is due to be added soon, I hear), but now we have five Milks, a couple of …

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Tutto Matto – NOW CLOSED Rubbish bruschettaI had slightly mixed feelings about the arrival of Tutto Matto. It took over a stock pre-theatre Italian, Ti Amo, which definitely had some room to be improved upon, but given it’s a pizza place from the folks behind Pinto, which has become a rather middling Mexican, I wasn’t …

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Seasons – SADLY NOW CLOSED Soup I was sad to see Bangkok Bar and Port of Siam close down, but when my friend Matt told me he was taking over the property to resurrect Festival cocktail pop-up the Liquor Library in the basement and convert the upstairs into a Nordic inspired restaurant, I was intrigued …

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