I’d visited Croma for breakfast, previously, and having been rather impressed, I committed to coming back to try their pizza. It was good to find an opportunity to do so, so swiftly.Exterior I won’t linger on details of the decor and service, as I found them much the same as before. The place has less …

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On a rather dreich Glasgow Friday, my wanderings took me to West Nile Street. I stopped in at the Marco Polo Brasserie & Grill for a spot of lunch.Exterior Their menu is quite a mix, with Italian classics, steaks and burgers from the grill, and brasserie staples. The cross-cultural theme was further explored in my …

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In the inevitable cycle of closings and openings, Caffe Piccolo, in the Grassmarket, has recently taken over the premises previously occupied by the Blackcherry CafĂ©.Exterior The interior has had a nice refresh, and feels a little more stylish and comfortable than its previous incarnation. I was in takeout mood today, so was thinking soup and …

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ExteriorI set out with a trip to Leo’s Beanery in mind, today, but as so often happens I got distracted on the way. The distraction came in the shape of Papavero, a new Italo-Scottish restaurant that has taken over where the Room in the Town used to be. They’d been open for less than a …

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If there were a prize for the most pleasantly surprising restaurant in the city, which there should be, Positano would have solid claims on the trophy.Exterior On premises previously occupied, until around a decade ago by Brattisani’s, an age-old Edinburgh fish n chip purveyor, the shop front still retains that chip shop feel. The interior …

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