ExteriorAlison House was the scene of the odd enjoyable evening in my student days, spent educating budding orchestral conductors that the real balance of power resided with people like the lead trumpet or principal oboe player, rather than with the violins or (heaven forbid) the neatly dressed baton-twirler. Just across the way sits Elephant & …

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ExteriorAt the somewhat unusual hour of 11.30am, I found myself in transition between the two halves on my day. Given that I was heading out for a mega dinner at Mithas that evening, the notion of an early lunch was an attractive one, so I stopped in at The Treehouse in Tollcross. Bright and airy, …

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ExteriorOn a bright and sunny day, I had a strange hankering for meat, not least because MJ had mentioned to me that meaty aromas had been wafting in the window of her office for most of the day. Speculation was that the new Mussel and Steak Bar had opened on Jeffrey Street, so I went …

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ExteriorWhen the weather closed in after a sunny start to the day, I needed to duck in somewhere to avoid the rain. My chosen refuge was Cafe Station at Haymarket. With a huge range of dishes on offer, from burgers to seafood to all-day breakfasts to pies, I was slightly at a loss as to …

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ExteriorI read a very positive assessment of the coffee at Lucano’s Kitchen, on Twitter the other day, which prompted me to visit and check it out. I’d popped in previously for espresso and not been impressed, so wondered whether there had been a change in direction since their little name change from Caffe Lucano. I …

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