BrewDog Lothian Road Our Beer Man’s Verdict BrewDog spews out so much juvenile, ill-judged bullshit it can be easy to forget that it once produced some really good beer.Interior Strip away the artifice, and few could disagree that the Ellon-based brewery’s impact on the current UK beer scene has been significant, influencing a younger generation …

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McNamara’s – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’d popped in to a cafe on Lothian Road called McNamara’s a few weeks back and been charmed by the welcome. I’d been less impressed with the coffee but made a note to come back for lunch and see what their food was like. I made good on that on …

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The Caley Picture House Ah, Spoons. It seems like I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in various branches, of late. The Booking Office was the last one I wrote about and it was fine.Exterior Since then they’ve opened the Caley Picture House on Lothian Road. Although the closure of the live music venue …

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Wildwood Taking over where Kama Sutra traded for a good while, Wildwood opened just a few weeks back. The exterior proudly proclaims “Grill, Pizza, Pasta, Grill” which didn’t exactly fill me full of confidence, but it seemed like it was worth a go.Exterior Part of a largish chain with over fifty outlets across the UK, …

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China Red With time to spare on a lazy Monday, I wandered for a good bit before finally summoning the courage to attempt a visit to China Red, a Chinese buffet restaurant where Jimmy Chung’s used to be on Grindlay Street.Exterior I’d heard tales of the place, both here and at its branch near the …

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