ExteriorI’ve had the opportunity to visit some old favourites over the course of the last few weeks, with trips to BBL and Hula for lunch and the Bon Vivant for dinner, all of which confirmed my previous high opinion of them. To this number we can now add Giovanni’s after tonight’s visit to see their …

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ExteriorIn the continuing trend of street food being incorporated into the main menus of permanent establishments, which Meat Hook at Mather’s has been at the forefront, we were pleased to hear that our pals at City of Avalon were taking over the food at the Porty Palm Tree, a pub on Portobello High Street. We …

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Menu boardOne of the joys of being in a different part of town later in the evening is the opportunity to give the local late night takeout place a shot. I’m rarely in Portobello around midnight, so was pleased to cross the threshold of Istanbul, on the High Street. I’d spent the earlier part of …

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ExteriorAs regular readers will recall, trips to Portobello usually revolve around my teeth, but on this occasion it was such a treat for me to be in the neighbourhood without the prospect of dental treatment looming. After a brisk wander across the city, I popped into the recently opened Breadshare bakery and cafe, on Seafield …

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Snowy beachAs regular readers may remember, I visit Portobello for dentist treatment at least twice a year. On today’s trip, I had the joy of two (replacement) fillings, so I should preface today’s verdict by saying that half my face was frozen during my breakfast visit to the Beach House. What’s more, Portobello’s face was …

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