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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305 Cafe I noticed that the Colonial Coffee House – a place I did not enjoy on one brief visit – was no longer trading and a new place had sprung up from its ashes. Called 305 Cafe, I popped in to give it a look not long after it had opened.Exterior Indeed, it was …

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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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Solo Pizzeria

Solo Pizzeria I’m rarely an adherent to the method of visiting places more than once before reaching a verdict. For time and money reasons it’s almost always a one-time chance for me to be impressed or otherwise. But with recently arrived Solo Pizzeria it took me three goes to get things clear. Where the Tailend’s …

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Gardener’s Cottage MJ’s verdict One Sunday we strolled up to Gardener’s Cottage for a bit of brunch before I had to make the drive back south. It was set up the same as I remember it, with communal tables and people dotted about. It smelled amazing and I was starving so it was a good …

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