Papillon The units on Leith’s Commercial Quay have experienced mixed fortunes over the years. Whilst the Kitchin has flourished and expanded, many others have come and gone with the Black Pig & Oyster putting in a notably rapid recent blink-and-you’ll-miss-it performance.Exterior One resident that’s hit upon a winning formula has been Cafe Tartine. They’ve chosen …

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Christmas Cocktail & Street Food Festival This year’s crop of Christmas markets in Edinburgh is not quite as ghastly as in previous years. The blue boob on George Street is a gross eyesore, but the food quality on offer at the main site in East Princes Street gardens looks a notch better than previous years …

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Mamasan’s – SADLY NOW CLOSED A little advertorial (the restaurant paid for the food I ate, the drinks bill I paid) post for you, today, in the form of a shout out to Mamasan’s, a new pan-Asian eating and drinking spot, which has their launch party this evening, 30 November. I popped along to check …

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Grubcrawl Returns! We hadn’t had a grubcrawl in an age so it seemed about time to sort that. With regulars Liz, Andrew and Mairi joining first timers Anna, Gerald and Shaun we set sail for starters, main courses and desserts in three different city centre venues.Wine in a cage at Veeno First up was Italian …

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Buffalo House at the Last Word Saloon – BUFFALO HOUSE NOW CLOSED When the boys from Bramble, Lucky Liquor and Last Word Saloon took over the premises previously occupied by Brew Lab West End, last year, they had the opportunity to centralise some of the processes for running their bars. Along with this providing a …

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