ExteriorBuccleuch Street is quite a little haven of interesting Asian restaurants, with Korean options at Kim’s and Sodaeng, fusion at Cafe Andamiro, and an intriguing looking noodle shop, fantastically named Tasty Noodle, which is where I lunched, today. In basic surroundings which can hold around fifteen people, as long as everyone budges up, there’s only …

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SignageHidden away down Chalmers’ Close, off the High Street, Forsyth’s Tearoom has been trading for twenty years or so. I popped in for a visit on a wild and windy weekday. Quaintly decked out with tea cosies and other touristy knick-knacks, this place is an Old Town classic. I think twee probably covers it. SoupService …

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Graze

ExteriorHaving opened in December 2014, Graze is new to the Grassmarket. Seeking to capture takeaway custom, it offers a range of different breakfast and lunch options, with some enticing sounding deals. I’ve visited twice and while my first visit for lunch wasn’t too promising, I thought I’d come back to try their breakfast deal, which …

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ExteriorWhere the Pop In Canteen traded for a remarkably short time, Reekie’s Smokehouse has recently taken up residence. Just over the road from Holyrood 9A, I popped in for a visit to see what it was all about. Focussed squarely on putting a Scottish twist on American barbecue classics, the interior is decked out heavily …

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ExteriorEveryone seems keen to find hidden gems. It’s a perfectly admirable pursuit, but too often I find suggested Edinburgh versions to be perfectly visible and none too gemlike. If I were asked to identify a category of places that are somewhat hidden, it would be the ecclesiastical café. There are a fair number of them, …

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