The Mercat Grill Easter Monday, the sun in the sky and a day to spare before the return to workaday weeds. What to do? With regular guest quester Iain at the helm we set sail for East Lothian.Exterior Our aim was to give the Mercat Grill in Whitecraig a go, although we were prepared for …

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The Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen As a last hurrah before boarding the northbound train, the Beer Man suggested a trip to The Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen. Located on the ground floor of a multi-storey carpark, it sounded like a pretty solid plan to me.Exterior As you might expect from the name, their selection …

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ExteriorWe’d had a visit to the Lioness of Leith in our sights for a little while and almost got there before ending up at the Leith Beer Co, a couple of weeks ago. Today we timed things better and got to try their wares. We found a super stylish interior complete with elegant reclaimed cornicing …

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William Street’s trio of pubs, comprising Teuchters, Bert’s and The Melville was reduced to a duo when the latter closed its doors, late last year. It was good news all round to see fitters in the place, heralding the place’s return to operation, just recently.Exterior With its newly refurbished premises now open, I thought it …

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One of the vast array of joys of questing comes when you run into a place that you don’t know, about which you haven’t heard an opinion expressed, that then turns out to be quite magnificently good. Such was the case with today’s visit to Elbow, on East Claremont Street.Exterior Having done the inevitable internet …

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