Janatha Food Store I’m not really one for snacking or newspapers so I rarely find myself in newsagent shops, but in the early days of coronation chicken quest I popped into Janatha Food Store on Montrose Terrace to check out their wares.Exterior The coronation chicken didn’t rate too highly but I did notice pretty decent …

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Slumdog

Slumdog I’d had a couple of deliveries from Slumdog, an Indian at the top of Leith, which had proved rather inconclusive so on a lightly drizzling evening I popped into their shop on Elm Row to see if sitting-in offered me a more coherent experience. Part of my confusion had arisen from navigating their very …

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Britannia Spice Having opened around the turn of the century to considerable acclaim, Britannia Spice at the Ocean Terminal end of Commercial Quay, had oddly eluded my attention until a crisply chill recent evening took me to its door.Tired interior The name obviously alludes to the nearby Royal Yacht Britannia which is one of the …

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Passage to India When Amy from Edinburgh Foody dropped me a line asking whether I’d been to Passage to India, I went back with my views – that it was a pretty ordinary pre-theatre tourist trap – and was met with a firm rebuttal that it was nothing of the sort. Exterior The Edinburgh Foody …

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Punjabi Junction I was in need of a light dinner as I strode down Leith Walk towards a cocktail or two at Mamasan’s. Punjabi Junction soon presented itself as the ideal solution for the purpose.Exterior It had been back in the days when it was trading as Punjab’n De Rasoi that we’d last visited for …

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