Café Praline MJ’s Verdict Today I met a very “under the weather” BKR at Praline Café at the bottom of Leith Walk. We’d been here together a few months ago just to have a coffee and catch up and today, it was much the same except they weren’t serving the hearty meals like pasta that …

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Williams & Johnson at Custom Lane I’d heard that local roasters Williams & Johnson had set up a permanent spot at the Custom Lane artists and creative space just near the Shore but I’d been struggling to find myself in that part of town for a visit.Exterior and sign When I finally did it was …

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The Lantern Room I was intrigued by the arrival of The Lantern Room as part of the new Courtyard by Marriott at the top of Leith. Having given it a little while to settle in, I popped in for a visit on a quiet recent Sunday.Exterior The place still has that new car smell about …

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The Bier Hoose Our Beer Man’s Verdict I enjoy moaning about traditional boozers – even ones I never visited – “going craft” in a cynical attempt to gain a new audience.Interior It can be a hollow experience which alienates the old punters while also failing to bring any new people through the doors. The short-lived …

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White Sushi I’d spotted that Polish favourite Yellow Bench had moved next door to new premises with their old shop taken over by White Sushi, a Japanese place retaining – I think – the same owners as before but obviously making a considerable shift in culinary direction.Sushi and sashimi set After visiting Brendan MacNeill’s excellent …

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