It has been an epic week of dining. In chronological order, we’ve dined at Wedgwood, La Piazza, Union of Genius, The Bonham, Mithas, Mark Greenaway and the Old Bell.Interior When it came to adding a cherry on the top of that marvellous cake, the Grain Store, on Victoria Street seemed to be an ideal candidate, …

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I had meetings at opposite ends of the town, today, so took the opportunity to stop for lunch somewhere in between. Whereas I thought that might be Stockbridge, it ended up being Dublin Street, with a trip to The Magnum, a smart pub on the corner of Albany Street.Exterior The pub is of the traditional …

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MJ’s Verdict Today in an afternoon of pre-book-festian merriment we popped along to the Edinburgh Larder Bistro on Alva Street to give their lunchtime set menu a go. The place itself is stylish with open stone walls and a raised back room with a clear-ish covered roof that allows for a lot of natural light …

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Howie’s is very close to my work. Really it’s too close, as most days, and today was no exception, it’s populated by a number of familiar faces from the corridors, so sometimes doesn’t really do it for me, in terms of offering a true getaway from the daily drudgery.Exterior That aside, I’ve visited more than …

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What does one do in a restaurant called L’Escargot Blanc other than immediately order snails? I didn’t manage to deviate much from this thought as our delightful waiter read us the specials, including the soup of the day.Snails My dining companion for the evening was Nadine, who had previously quested at Mark Greenaway and Iris. …

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