Beirut Express ExteriorSometimes you don’t see the wood for the trees. While Beirut remains a stalwart favourite, despite the one shite time MJ visited, I hadn’t quite clocked that it had added a little takeout shop, right next door to their restaurant mothership. I popped in for a gander. It was lunchtime so my requirements …

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Tolbooth Tavern ExteriorI’d received a slightly odd request from someone a while back asking whether it would be a good idea to book in advance for a visit to the Tolbooth Tavern. I’d largely written it off as “AN Other Royal Mile boozer” and hadn’t thought much about whether their food might be good. I …

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Tutto Matto – NOW CLOSED Rubbish bruschettaI had slightly mixed feelings about the arrival of Tutto Matto. It took over a stock pre-theatre Italian, Ti Amo, which definitely had some room to be improved upon, but given it’s a pizza place from the folks behind Pinto, which has become a rather middling Mexican, I wasn’t …

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Burgers & Beer Grillhouse Exterior Burgers & Beers Grillhouse, which originally opened as Just Burgers and Beers, is located at the heart of Edinburgh’s tourist land on the Royal Mile and is priced accordingly. And however good, bad or indifferent it is, the fact that it’s so totally overpriced is always likely to be in …

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Wee Burger Kitchen – SADLY NOW CLOSED Exterior The profusion of Edinburgh burger options continues to multiply with the Wee Burger Kitchen, just under Spoon, perhaps the most recent to join the party. I paid it a visit to see what it was offering. A fairly informal counter service place with a rough wood-panelled interior, …

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