Royal Exchange Coffee House Interior I’d heard that Mary King’s Close had done some re-jigging within their popular tourist attraction to use the Burgh Courtroom as a more extensive cafe. This didn’t really register with me as a significant matter, but I chanced across their menu and it seemed to have a decent focus on …

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SignJohn Lewis. Never knowingly undersold. Their Christmas advert, which launched earlier today, will no doubt capture the hearts of the nation in the same way as their penguins and ghastly cover versions have done in previous years. But what of their cafe restaurant, The Place to Eat, on the top floor of their St James …

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StallI’d spotted Wild Dining way back at the start of the Festival but hadn’t found an occasion to visit until now. On a sun-kissed Wednesday, I popped along to their George Square stall to give things a try. Based at Stobo Castle, year round, I’d first come across Wild Dining when boss Mary Shields had …

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ExteriorSometimes a dining experience is so remarkable, one way or another, that our usual bright and breezy style needs forsaken in favour of more measured and deliberate terms. Often this is employed in the calm and reverential praise of somewhere truly outstanding. Unfortunately, today went the other way when due to an unfortunate confluence of …

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ExteriorI was sad to hear of the demise of Malone’s, just a few weeks ago. The all-night bakery in Slateford had been trading for as long as I can remember and while it was never a service I called upon, as my route home rarely reached those parts, I was always pleased to know it …

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