ExteriorI like to keep a small stock of places nearby my office that offer review opportunities when I’m slightly pressed for time. Procaffeination on St Mary’s Street was quite a recent addition to that list but I had needed to exercise the option to visit, today. With quite a similar feel and set of Turkish …

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Pera

ExteriorRussell’s Verdict Having not long returned from Turkey, we yearned for some good Turkish bites. We missed the fresh and tangy salads, their tender, moreish meat kebabs, their all-too-sugary desserts. And so, led by our stomachs, we headed to Pera. Though quite centrally located, near Edinburgh’s entertainment centre, the Omni Centre, you could easily walk …

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ExteriorAlong with many other observers, I’d kept a close watch on the progress of Troy, on Dalry Road, as it edged towards opening over a number of months. As Gaby Soutar pointed out, given that it looked like it had been built out of individual matchsticks, it was little wonder that it had taken so …

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Topkapı

InteriorWith the season of festive socialising in full swing, the odd trip to the late night takeaway is inevitable, either when early evening dining has been eschewed in favour of, say, four and a half hours of karaoke, or indeed when a gut load of beer is likely best offset by some late night stodge …

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Pera

ExteriorWhere the fantastically weird Zupa The Food Lab once traded, Pera has now opened, on the lower stretch of Elm Row. Serving a menu of Turkish favourites, I crossed the threshold with a keen sense of expectation. I was immediately made to feel at home, not least because their choice of artwork, by Turkish artist …

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