VanOur ability to flit in and out of restaurants and cafes unnoticed continues almost entirely undiminished across four years of reviewing around the city. However, our faces are very familiar around some of the markets and food trucks meaning that when we visit a new trader, such as today’s lunch site, Flat Out, they’re often …

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ExteriorTucked away behind the Apple Shop, just along from the Guildford Arms, a new pop-up showcasing the great chieftain of the pudding race has sprung into being. After a good wander around Festival hotspots, we popped in to The Edinburgh Haggis Society to try its wares. I was joined by my mother Anne, who’d most …

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VanIt’s really tempting to focus on just the good things that we come across at the Festival and leave the bad to one side, but it’s actually better to miss out the mediocre and focus on the very good and the very bad, I reckon. We’ve had plenty of very good stuff this year, which …

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Exterior signageAugust in Edinburgh wouldn’t be complete without Tony Singh popping up somewhere unlikely. Even by his own zany standards, the hotel restaurant of the Apex Hotel in the Grassmarket is decidedly unorthodox. We gave it a sunny lunchtime visit to check things out. I had an impression that this would be just a few …

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InteriorI’ve been a big fan of Soul Sushi since I first heard about them through their support of Scran Salon, since the outset of that fun Monday evening event. We visited their Festival pop-up in the square behind Angels with Bagpipes last year. It served impressively tasty stuff in often rather soggy conditions. Since then, …

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