Fogg’s Smokehouse It’s rare for me to be totally nonplussed when someone is talking about a city centre restaurant but a recent mention of Fogg’s Smokehouse had me drawing a blank. It turns out to be the hotel restaurant in the Ibis on South Bridge. I popped in to give it a try.Interior One level …

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Royale Cafe The Royale Cafe, on the Canongate, has never filled me with a particular sense of “must visit immediately”, but after a little trip to the Parliament, I was in need of a quick feed so stopped in for a bite.Exterior The cafe is in quite a smart property with nice light-fittings and simple …

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Serenity Cafe The Serenity Cafe, just near Hemma, is a commendable local social enterprise working with people on their recovery journey from drug and alcohol issues. It’s a good sized community cafe with multi-purpose meeting room facilities adjoining it. I popped in to give their lunchtime selection a try.Soup Their chalkboard spoke of cock a …

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Buffalo When the owners of the Buffalo Grill decided to sell on the business, after many years, I was excited to hear that Field were to take on the Stockbridge branch – now Field Grill House – and Porto & Fi would take the Chapel Street branch. Now subtly rebranded as Buffalo, I popped in …

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Byron

Byron The ongoing quest for burger joy took me to Byron’s first Edinburgh branch, on the corner of North Bridge and the Royal Mile, today. You may have been part of the queue for their 25p burger day, a couple of weeks ago; it was certainly long enough.“Proper” sign The main motivation for my visit …

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