La Locanda I’ve reviewed La Locanda previously when it was trading as Locanda Marina and Cafe Marina before that. It’s a place I’ve generally viewed as a fairly reliable spot that was priced to reflect its touristy location.Soup Since those days, it has undergone a slick makeover and is now fairly squarely an Italian restaurant …

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Cheapshot I was thinking that I hadn’t seen much in the way of new coffee places of late when I immediately bumped into one and heard about another, both in police boxes. Box The former is called Cheapshot and is located just over the road from Wildmanwood, round the corner from Kweilin and next to …

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Ciao Roma When I heard that Ciao Roma on South Bridge had been recognised by the Evening News as the Best Italian in Edinburgh it barely registered. But then I remembered my friend Eleanor maintained that it was her family’s favourite Italian in the city, too. Perhaps it was time to check it out.Exterior I’ve …

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Saboteur Dan’s Verdict It was great to have a lunchquest early in the new year at a place I had been meaning to visit for a while. Saboteur is a sister restaurant to Ting Thai Caravan which is only a couple of doors along on Teviot Place. The concept of the place is not too …

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Petit Bleu Occupying the site of the short-lived Express Burrito, on West Nicolson Street, I was intrigued by the arrival of Petit Bleu when I passed by a few weeks ago. I made a note to visit and made good on that on an overcast Wednesday.Exterior The interior has been given a freshen and is …

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