I was labouring under this curious misapprehension that I might have exhausted the nearby “soup and sandwich” places, almost entirely, but once I removed the blinkers, I soon realised that there’s a whole untapped seam heading down towards Leith.Exterior I’d spotted Elm Rose on Sunday, following our “healing pizza” trip to La Favorita, and thought …

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The Ship on the Shore has a tall reputation as a great purveyor of seafood delights. Situated on The Shore at Leith, it has a lot of local competition in one of the city’s finest restaurant districts, but has carved out a niche that ensures it’s always busy.Nautical interior The setting is heavy on wood …

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The interior is charming MJ’s Verdict I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I wandered down to the King’s Wark to enjoy a mid-week lunch with B before we head off to Istanbul in a few days, but stepping into this pub fulfilled almost every criteria that I have for a pub. The stone …

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Blythe’s Verdict Given MJ’s adoration of all things equine, it is a little hard to fathom why we haven’t visited the Plumed Horse before now. It has always been on our list, but not until a few weeks ago did it reach the zone of actually getting scheduled in. On the basis of today’s visit, …

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ExteriorI had the slight notion of taking a break from walking given that this weekend marks the falling of my birthday, but come Friday night I decided that would be rather a bad idea, given that the London to Brighton Challenge is a mere six weeks away. So, while MJ was working in the bookstore, …

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