Cafe 275 It has been a topic of conversation between esteemed commentators that my arrival in the neighbourhood is the final proof positive that Leith has become gentrified. I’m flattered/horrified and not sure it’s entirely accurate. Exterior My specific stretch of Easter Road has some boozers that remain resolutely immune to hipster ways and there’s …

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The Light House Given the quality of local produce we have, it still remains slightly baffling that we don’t have a few more really good specialist seafood restaurants. I was sad to see one of them, C-Shack, bite the dust but I was pleased to note another seafood place, The Light House, had taken over …

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Black Pig and Oyster The hospitality businesses down on Commercial Quay have taken quite a pasting of late with only the Michelin charms of The Kitchin and all-round appeal of Cafe Tartine enduring.Exterior New in the slot that was International Starters for many years comes the Black Pig and Oyster, a Spanish restaurant showcasing…well, black …

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Golden Ambal After a long week of rigid abstemiousness, the opportunity to sample of few light ales on a Friday evening seemed like rather a jolly plan.Dosa Enlisting the help of Our Beer Man, I sampled some very fine ales including some delicious Schofferhofer at The Bier Hoose. When thoughts turned to food, the nearby …

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Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival Beer Man took up my free ticket to the trade session of the Festival which I’d be given for a tiny piece of work I did in support of Edinburgh Beer Week, which led up to the weekend event at the Biscuit Factory Our Beer Man’s Verdict Although Edinburgh is an …

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