Baba Baba launched with much flourish towards the end of 2017. I popped along and availed myself of their hospitality during their soft-launch period, but chose to take a bit of time to reach a considered verdict, not least because it was clear that the place was going to take a little time to settle.Squid …

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Bistro Deluxe by Paul Tamburrini Cate Devine, as is her usual way, wrote a pretty interesting piece the other day about the hotel restaurant. It had some quotes from hotel operators about milennials’ attitudes to hotel restaurants and how soon-to-launch Baba is a restaurant in a hotel not a hotel restaurant and how this concept …

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Savannah Cafe Cassis had done some very good work from their premises in the Salisbury Hotel for many years, so I was sad to hear they were closing. The original plan was for another French-style place to take over operations, but when that fell through Savannah soon appeared, showcasing a South African influenced menu. Balls …

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Dunstane Hotel I’d had the restaurant at the Dunstane Hotel on my radar for a while but hadn’t had an occasion to visit despite it being relatively near my family home. When I finally got around to it, I found the place in transition away from the fine dining of the Skerries to something entirely …

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The Lantern Room I was intrigued by the arrival of The Lantern Room as part of the new Courtyard by Marriott at the top of Leith. Having given it a little while to settle in, I popped in for a visit on a quiet recent Sunday.Exterior The place still has that new car smell about …

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