Holy Cow This was not my first visit to Holy Cow, the vegan cafe on Elder Street. I’d popped in a few months ago and been a little baffled by their approach to menu design which featured descriptions comparing their offering as vegan equivalents of bacon sandwiches, fish burgers and the like. Exterior I’d tried …

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Jade Garden I’d heard good things about Jade Garden, most notably in a blog post from my friend Nicola which focussed on some of the weird and wonderful items that lurk in the darker recesses of the menu. On a dreich Tuesday, I went to check it out. Exterior The place is strongly geared towards …

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Daylight Robbery Our Beer Man’s Verdict Okay, there’s the name – like a giant “kick me” sign – but I visited Daylight Robbery with an open mind. It was a place I had liked a lot in its previous incarnation, the disappointingly short-lived Spit/Fire. There, the focus had been on good food and good beer …

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The Bearded Baker The Bearded Baker has been supplying wholesale bagels to many of the city’s cafes for a good while now. His work also graces the Leith Food Assembly demonstrating a good commitment to localism and right-headed thinking. Exterior He has now taken the next step on his culinary adventure by opening a bakery …

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The Atholl

The Atholl I’m a great defender of the hotel restaurant against claims of overpricing and mediocrity, not least because we have some excellent hotel restaurants in Edinburgh. From The Bonham to the Galvin Brasserie to Twenty Princes Street to Hadrian’s we are well served with hotel dining options.Exterior However, I suppose this ingrained prejudice that …

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