Blythe’s Verdict Our previous grubcrawl endeavours have been focussed on the city centre, so it was good to take the show to Leith and put it through its paces.Chilli tofu I had Our Beer Man for company and given he’s a Leith local I was relying on him for much of the direction finding. And …

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ExteriorI’d walked past the Montgomery chip shop, just over the road from Joseph Pearce, on many occasions and not clocked that it had a little cafe bistro next door. Spotting it today, I checked out the menu in the window, it looked like it might hold some quite good dishes, so I popped in to …

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ExteriorThere are certain places I never seem to be in the right part of town to catch. Diner 7, on Commercial Street, was in this camp until I happened to be passing on a Sunday and caught it open for brunch and lunch service. I popped in to give it a try. With four booths …

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ExteriorHaving recently changed hands, after Helen Larkin had been in charge of the place for a mammoth 36 years, Up the Junction, on Great Junction Street is starting life afresh after having been part of the local fabric for four decades. I’d never previously visited, rather shamefully, but I rectified that on a recent early …

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Bar Brig

ExteriorOur Beer Man’s Verdict A traditional boozer receiving a facelift to woo a fresh crowd seems to be a regular occurrence in Edinburgh now. And this time, Bar Sienne near the foot of Leith Walk has been transformed into Brig by the owners of the Old Chain Pair in Newhaven. A midweek early evening a …

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