Blythe’s Verdict It’s good to celebrate milestones, particularly when they are not related to inevitable things, like advancing age or the passing of the seasons. Our celebratory milestone, today, was our 1,000th Twitter follower, as when we were approaching that landmark, we offered to buy lunch for the lucky person who took us in to …

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I was rather sad to notice that Le Sept, on Hunter Square, had changed hands, particularly as I’d just recommended it to someone as one of the most romantic dining spots in the city. But the ever changing face of Edinburgh dining was smiling on me, today, as what we’ve lost in down-at-heel romance, we’ve …

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Blythe’s Verdict I’m always happy to be proven wrong, and so I was, this evening. For one reason or another, I’d had a strong suspicion that Earthy wouldn’t really be for me. I had made the assumption that it would be one of those meekly worthy places that so pleases many, and so bores me. …

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Two Thin Laddies is a place I’ve heard a lot about, not least from MJ, who used to be a regular visitor, there, and still pops in from time to time. I’d never made it along until today, though.Exterior I was joined on this quest by Ayla, a young quester who previously joined at the …

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Strada is a nationwide chain of Italian restaurants, with their first Scottish branch having arrived in Edinburgh, last year. Since then, I’ve been meaning to visit, but each time I’ve past it hasn’t quite enticed me to cross their threshold. After a long walk in cold and snowy conditions, I had developed a considerable appetite, …

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