ExteriorThe day after the Scran Salon launch was always likely to be a painful one, one way or another. Fortunately the pain manifested itself in the form of a thumping hangover after a tremendously enjoyable evening. When lunchtime arrived I headed to El Falafel for a low cost lunch to fill my tum. Their lunchtime …

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Laila’s is new to Cockburn Street, brought to you by the team behind Hanam’s and Pomegranate. It takes over the premises previously occupied by Dello’s Kitchen.Interior As with Dello’s, the menu is an unusual blend of styles. Where previously there was Portuguese influence, now the dishes are mainly Middle Eastern, but with a curious peppering …

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Babylon Restaurant and Shisha Bar has recently taken up residence on the corner of Albert Street, in the premises formerly occupied by Assam’s.Exterior I was in the neighbourhood, as I was rather super-efficiently booking my work Xmas lunch, in a nearby place, so took the opportunity to stop at Babylon before heading back up the …

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I usually manage to arrange my day so that lunchtime is leisurely and relaxed. Today, I ended up very pressed for time, so was in need of something “quick and dirty”. My needs were met by Yum Yum, a little takeout place on Fleshmarket Close.Exterior sign Serving all your late night, post-pub needs, with pizza, …

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The premises now occupied by the Aroma Coffee Bar have been home to three café incarnations already in 2013, which is quite something. The year started with Café Viana, then there was a brief tenure from The Drop, then Aroma took over, just recently.Exterior With The Drop, they were just starting to get the place …

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