The Hermitage Bar I’d heard some positive reports about The Hermitage Bar at Morningside station so took a little stroll up the road to give it a look.Exterior The place has been through a few different incarnations down the years. This feels like a very settled and smoothly running version. At lunchtime they offer a …

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The Bailie The Bailie, on the corner of St Stephen’s Street and North West Circus Place, has been a place I’ve visited regularly down the years. I had a birthday party here when I was thirtysomething. Whatever the case, I’m in the place every couple of months for a beer or two but until a …

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Brandon’s I’d had Brandon’s on my radar for a little while but I don’t find myself in Canonmills all that often. When regular guest quester Freya suggested we go there based on an impressive recent visit she’d made, I was pleased to finally cross their threshold.Exterior signage I had, of course, been on the premises …

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The Abbotsford Blythe’s Verdict Although I’ve sunk many a pint in The Abbotsford on Rose Street, I’d never previously tried the food. When MJ suggested a midweek lunch it seemed like a good fit for our needs.Exterior Served both in the bar downstairs and their smart upstairs dining room, the menu focusses on pub grub …

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The Caley Picture House Ah, Spoons. It seems like I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in various branches, of late. The Booking Office was the last one I wrote about and it was fine.Exterior Since then they’ve opened the Caley Picture House on Lothian Road. Although the closure of the live music venue …

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