I’m starting to discover that I’m not the most observant soul in the world. I must have walked past Auld Jock’s Pie Shoppe loads of times without it particularly registering with me, but I spied it the other day when on my way to the Blackcherry Café, and thought it looked worth a visit, next …

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Run by the same lovely folks behind popular George Street Italian, Centotre, The Scottish Café & Restaurant routinely garners trade awards, and attracts great praise for its local and ethical sourcing of ingredients and commitment to local providers. Part of the National Gallery on The Mound, it’s an extremely popular spot, and seems to be …

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Given my fondness for pies, it’s rather strange that I hadn’t previously visited Piemaker. The place doesn’t exactly radiate charm, but the selection on offer has always intrigued me, but clearly not enough to actually make me cross their threshold. But today was the day!Steak pasty I was joined in this venture by Gary, who …

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MJ’s Verdict Suddenly it was time for my friend to return to Oxford, and we needed a suitable lunch place on one rainy Monday. We found our refuge in the lovely and cheerful Café Nom de Plume on Broughton Street. I’ve been here before, but neglected to write about it. This visit, however, I really …

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Blythe’s Verdict It’s rather lovely that we are starting to get invited to some more launch events and food evenings. One such event was hosted by the Edinburgh Collection at the Old Waverley Hotel, on Princes Street, to launch the intriguing sounding Mrs Cranston’s Pies. With some familiar geeky faces in attendance, and a remarkably …

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