Zucca

It’s sometimes rather lovely to have your comfortable assumptions blown clean out of the water, of an evening. Tonight was such an occasion, as when I entered Zucca I had two views in my head that were about to be challenged: firstly, that The Bonham serves the best risotto in Edinburgh; and secondly, that Domenico’s …

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Jamie’s Italian launched with the re-opening of the Assembly Rooms, on George Street, a couple of months ago. It has been doing brisk service since then, and today was no exception. The prime lunchtime slots at 12:30 and 1pm were entirely booked up, but they had availability at 12:45pm, which suited us nicely.Exterior I was …

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In many ways, some of the pioneering spirit of Lunchquest can trace its roots to La Rusticana. I ended up there, with Roman friends, a couple of years ago, almost by default. It showed up my lack of acquaintance with Edinburgh’s dining scene, particularly in terms of places for late-night dining. I vowed then that …

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Inside, leads down to a much larger dining space MJ’s Verdict On a sad, sad day (the end of the Edinburgh International Bookfestival), Blythe and I met up for a meal prior to going to the last Unbound event put on by the Scottish Book Trust. We opted for Caciopepe, which is located on Hanover …

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Considering Martone is on the street where I work, it’s quite something that I haven’t paid it a visit before now. I remember briefly visiting for coffee a couple of years back, but didn’t linger to eat.Exterior Today, I was working in the west of the city, in the morning, and returned to my east …

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