Blythe’s Verdict When our sainted Piatto Verde wasn’t available for joint 2013 birthday celebrations, MJ and I were left to agonise for a surprisingly long time over where we should go. We spent a lovely 2012 birthday in Domenico’s, and much of our celebrating since then has been at the wonderful Mithas, but we eventually …

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With my usual unfailing honesty, I must declare that today’s lunchtime selection was motivated somewhat by my desire to chase away the lingering vapours of a hangover. I thought the best remedy would be something substantial, with a strong vegetarian bias, so when the notion of Palmyra popped in to my head, it seemed like …

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On the busiest day of the Christmas lunching/dining year, I took myself up the road to Mediterranean Gate, on George IV Bridge. As proved to the case, I figured that its usual busy lunchtime trade would be reduced to trickle, with a flood of business likely to come their way once the full lunchtime bellies …

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I’ve been tempted to pop in to Zenobia on quite a few occasions, recently, and today proved to be the day when I managed to cross the threshold.Exterior It’s regularly very busy, and seems to attract a very diverse clientele: young and old; locals and tourists; and a good number of folks who would call …

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MJ’s Verdict After trying to get ourselves to a Pomegranate, we finally made it. I could go on and on about my verdict about the food and so forth, but in actuality, since we did a mezze style dinner, all of us tried everything and Blythe did a charming job, so I defer to his verdict …

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