The Story Cafe I had a message from The Story Cafe at the Scottish Storytelling Centre asking me to pop in to try their lunch. I was slightly confused because it’s a place I visit pretty regularly on bookish business, but I hadn’t realise the cafe operator had changed in mid 2016. I was happy …

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Wildmanwood When I mentioned Wildmanwood in a recent review of Wildwood, I had a number of messages letting me know that their menu had rather changed since my original visit. Each of the messages said “it’s like Polpo, now.” Arancini Having not had the pleasure of trying Polpo but understanding this meant Italian sharer plates, …

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Fusion Gourmet If there’s one style of food – burritos aside – where Edinburgh is quite poorly served it’s Chinese. There’s the odd decent place, with B&D’s generally the one I recommend when asked, but there’s a huge prevalence of mediocrity.Interior I noticed that the former Mandarin House had recently rebranded (I get the impression …

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The Buffalo Truck The Food n Flea is a great new development in the Edinburgh street food portfolio. Run by Scottie and Hal, the folks behind The Pitt not to say Rost and Barnacles n Bones respectively, it uses an exciting new space in between the Canongate and New Street to bring a top quality …

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L’Etoile Salon de Tea I’d spotted L’Etoile Salon de Tea close by Dragonfly and the Coffee Mill on my travels a few weeks ago and made a note to visit. It struck me as a slightly awkward location but I was keen to see whether what sounded like an interesting offering would work there.Exterior The …

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