Ola Kala

Ola Kala Pork gyrosWhen Greek grill Ola Kala first opened, I heard a couple people completely lose their shit about how good it was. Seriously, there were mentions of it as practically the best place in the city. I popped in for a quick check, was totally underwhelmed and decided to give it a while …

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ExteriorI’m always impressed by the unfailing optimism of Edinburgh business owners in the face of the weight of history suggesting that there might be certain locations that are bloody hard to support a thriving business. Into this camp we can now add the folks at Spitaki, a new Greek restaurant on East Claremont Street. Where …

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Menu boardIt had been a good wee while since I’d made a visit to Stockbridge market. I still haven’t quite settled into a routine in 2015, for one reason or another, and particularly haven’t got to grips with weekends, lately. Anyhoo, it was a joy to be back at the buzzing enterprise that the Sunday …

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ExteriorTapame is a new Greek/Spanish tapas place on Teviot Place. After years of limping along as Favorit, it was something of a mercy to see a change of direction for the premises, as it had become painfully moribund. The interior has been comprehensively changed with a much fresher feel to it. The large front windows …

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ExteriorI had a tip from a long-time reader that the previously rather lacklustre (both Cake Quest and I delivered lukewarm verdicts) Richmond Cafe Bistro had changed hands and transformed into something quite spectacular. I toddled up the road to investigate. The look of the place is much the same, but it has been stripped back …

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