The White Lady My brother Grant is a big fan of Spoons so when he suggested a cheap and cheerful pie n pint I thought I’d oblige by suggesting the White Lady. This is a Spoons at the heart of Corstorphine, on St John’s Road, and not too far from Grant’s abode.Exterior Corstorphine has a …

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The Barony Bar I’m a consistent bemoaner of the lack of good pub grub options in the city. I had a good recent experience in the St Andrews Brewing Co, but that was still beset by casseroles with lids being called pies. I’d heard good reports of the Barony Bar’s scran so popped in to …

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The Market Pub An unexpected turn of events took me to Chesterfield on a chill Wednesday evening. With an hour or two to spare before my train back to Edinburgh arrived, I wandered through the town, admired the famously crooked spire, then took up station at the Market Pub on New Square.Exterior A pub in …

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Papillon The units on Leith’s Commercial Quay have experienced mixed fortunes over the years. Whilst the Kitchin has flourished and expanded, many others have come and gone with the Black Pig & Oyster putting in a notably rapid recent blink-and-you’ll-miss-it performance.Exterior One resident that’s hit upon a winning formula has been Cafe Tartine. They’ve chosen …

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Sam’s Chop House “Fucking hell” is the only appropriate way to describe quite how hungover I was after the delights of Umezushi followed by more drinks of more varieties than I care to remember. After a truly nightmarish drive to town when I thought I was going to turn into a pillar of salt, we …

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