Cafe Marlayne It had been many years since my last trip to Cafe Marlayne so when regular guest quester Freya suggested it as a potential venue for lunch I was keen to check it out.Mussels Their branch on Thistle Street was our choice ahead of their Antigua Street outlet. I’ve always preferred the Thistle Street …

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Henri It felt like a long time since I’d visited popular deli wine bar Henri on Raeburn Place so when a mention of particularly fine sausages came my way it seemed a good opportunity to address that.Exterior I’d previously visited fairly briefly for a pleasing bowl of soup on a chilly autumnal day. I made …

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Cafe Rouge I was wandering around at a loose end wearing my New Town scarlets when it suddenly dawned upon me that I should go to Cafe Rouge because rouge means red and I could have so much fun talking about my questionable sartorial stylings as a counterpoint to the culinary creations I found there. …

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Maison Bleue at Home Social Bite has been a considerable force for good since first opening its doors in 2012 and I’ve been a regular visitor to their Edinburgh and Glasgow branches.Exterior I was intrigued when they announced their first restaurant project in partnership with the folks at Maison Bleue (as well as some involvement …

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Cafe de la Poste WelcomeI’d noted with interest the arrival of Cafe de la Poste in the old post office next to the King’s Hall. Regular guest quester Rachel had spotted it too so together we plotted a lunchtime visit. A French bistro, the place had an unmistakably Gallic feel to it, from the staff …

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