Today was not my first trip to the Bon Vivant. It wasn’t even my first review of the place, as a few months ago I reviewed their cocktails for Social and Cocktail. But it was the first time I’d eaten there, so it was with considerable Friday vigour motivating my stride that I journeyed towards …

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From the same stable as Amarone comes Barolo Grill, a lovely little Italian style palace, on Glasgow’s Mitchell Street.Interior With dark crystal light-fittings and smartly appointed booth seats, this place had a group of forty “mature” French tourists, who arrived shortly after I was seated, purring with notes of Gallic approbation. The a la carte …

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The interior is charming MJ’s Verdict I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I wandered down to the King’s Wark to enjoy a mid-week lunch with B before we head off to Istanbul in a few days, but stepping into this pub fulfilled almost every criteria that I have for a pub. The stone …

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With MJ off to Florence for the weekend, my long Sunday walk was a solo performance, this week. I was on one of my wandering routes, rather than a set path, so exactly where I was going to stop for lunch wasn’t immediately apparent to me, so I took a recommendation and headed for A …

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ExteriorIt makes me sad to think that I might be one of the last people to complete the full set of dining experiences offered by The Dogs’ kennel of restaurants. With the demise of Seadogs, shortly after our visit (I’m sure there’s no direct link!), Edinburgh diners now only have three places to choose from, …

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