Some days, putting together a review is a straightforward task, which is completed in a matter of a few minutes. Then there are some places that are a real challenge to sum-up. The Potting Shed, new to Potterow, falls into the latter camp.Exterior This was my third visit. I’d popped in during the Festival, when …

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Roasted bugsTo celebrate 85 years in the pest-control business, Rentokil has taken the unusual step of touring around some UK cities with a pop-up “pestaurant”, showcasing pigeon burgers and unusual insects. I popped along to their stall in the Grassmarket, last week, to check it out, after being assured that these were not products of …

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Formerly Cafe Florentin, and still under the same ownership, the St Giles Cafe, just off the High Street has been plying its trade for a couple of decades. Today was my first visit.Exterior The place is very smart, with high, corniced ceilings, and a strong emphasis on wood and stone, offset with sunflowers aplenty. I …

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Main concourseA trip to the National Museum of Scotland, on Chambers Street, is always fun. I can still vividly remember trips there, in the early 1980s, when I first found out about the Wylam Dilly. It was nice to renew acquaintances, today. While the younger members of our party tore round the place with youthful …

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On another Monday morning dash to the office, I stopped at Scoff for a quick breakfast roll, to keep things ticking over until lunchtime.Exterior Scoff is right next door to Coffee Mavi, and together they form a nice little one-two combo of simple breakfast and lunchtime options. I was in a haggis mood, and was …

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