Les Amis The Michelin Guide in Asia is a real mixed bag. Aside from things like the $2 Michelin star hawker stall and a range of Bib Gourmands in Singapore food centres, there’s a perception of some of the awards at the starrier end being rather misplaced. This was backed up entirely by my experience …

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Petrus

Petrus Budapest! The third stop on my odyssey took me to the banks of the Danube and the twin city of Buda and Pest. Staying in Pest, my first port of call was at Bib Gourmand rated Petrus on Ferenc Ter. I had wandered past it when I arrived in town late the previous evening …

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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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