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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It was one of those four seasons days in Edinburgh, today. It was gloriously sunny, icy cold, and helluva windy as I gently ankled down towards Broughton Street to meet regular quester Jane (we’ve previously lunched at Urban Angel and Café Marlayne, amongst other places). On my way, I ran in to a windswept MJ, …

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Milne’s, the “Poet’s Pub”, is a snug little corner on Rose Street. It’s a place where I’ve spent many an evening, and I’ve eaten there from time to time, down the years. I have a feeling that I sent MJ there when she was introducing a friend of her’s from back home to the joys …

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