ExteriorI’d popped in to the Water of Leith Bistro, a few months ago, after lunch at Nobles. After eating a rather delicious slice of cake that day, I’d made a mental note to come back for lunch. When Danielle, from Edinburgh Foody, suggested a lunch in the neighbourhood, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. The …

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The Lunchquest bandwagon is unlikely to get everywhere, although we’re giving it a damn good try. There are places that come up in conversation in terms of “I can’t believe you haven’t been there”, with a degree of frequency. Top of the list is Martin Wishart, but over the years the Michelin star places have …

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In the inevitable cycle of closings and openings, Caffe Piccolo, in the Grassmarket, has recently taken over the premises previously occupied by the Blackcherry Café.Exterior The interior has had a nice refresh, and feels a little more stylish and comfortable than its previous incarnation. I was in takeout mood today, so was thinking soup and …

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I was sad to hear that The Clock had closed down, a few months ago, but as mentioned in our Thai Kitchen write-up, there nearly always seems to be a willing next victim to take on the challenge. In the case of The Clock, it has been replaced by something called The Clock, which though …

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Formerly Cafe Florentin, and still under the same ownership, the St Giles Cafe, just off the High Street has been plying its trade for a couple of decades. Today was my first visit.Exterior The place is very smart, with high, corniced ceilings, and a strong emphasis on wood and stone, offset with sunflowers aplenty. I …

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