ExteriorI had a second unsuccessful attempt to try a new Turkish place called Verdo, just yesterday. On both occasions, I ended up lunching in the wonderful Apiary next door, which is always a pleasure, with regular guest quester Frances joining on the first occasion, then new quester Freya my companion on the second visit. I …

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Haggis ballsWhere the Raj plied its trade for many years, Agoon Pani recently took up residence. On an evening of changeable fortunes, both with the weather and otherwise, I popped in for a visit. It’s much the same layout as before, but they’ve made a good attempt to spruce up the place. The menu, too, …

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ExteriorI was sad to notice that Samsun’s on Fountainbridge had ceased trading, the other day, after 36 years of almost unending late nights serving the drunken likes of me at 3am. We wish them well in their new premises over towards Ferry Road, where the hours will be entirely less lengthy. In its place we …

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ExteriorIt’s always good to see the range of different dining options in Edinburgh augmented. The Jambo Grill on Gilmore Place, where Pepe Nero once traded, offers a broad selection of Kenyan dishes for diners to sample. We popped in to give it a try on a decidedly non-safari-style rainy evening. I was joined by Patrick, …

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ExteriorWhen I was writing about pre-theatre options for the Festival Theatre, I soon remembered that there were quite a few nearby restaurants fulfilling this role that I hadn’t visited. I started to set that straight, today, with a visit to Ti Amo, which is directly across the road from the theatre. An Italian in the …

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