South of Johnston I have been lucky enough as part of my day job to collaborate on some very interesting work with a colleague, Richard, in Melbourne. I’d not had a chance to come say hi to him on home turf previously so was delighted to do so as one of my early items of …

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Seeds for the Soul I was sad to hear of the demise of Moon & Hare as it was that rarest of rare things, a joyful vegan cafe. But as I understand it, the inheritors of the premises, Seeds for the Soul, have links to that previous business, certainly in terms of their vegan and …

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The Greenhouse The Constitution Bar closed its doors for the final time a couple of months back after a good run serving punters on Constiution Street. Signs of a refit were almost immediate and before long signs went up proclaiming the new name as The Greenhouse.Exterior From the team behind The Black Fox, The Greenhouse …

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Beetroot Cafe While I was sad when the Herbivore Kitchen’s police box on the Meadows ceased trading, it was good news both in that it marked their transition to full cafe premises on the Southside and also because it provided the opportunity for the Beetroot Cafe to open in its place.Box Ploughing a similar furrow …

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Land of Bourbon I was sad to see the Pizza Tree police box close a few months ago as I’d really enjoyed their light and crisp pizzas with really good quality toppings. I was intrigued by the name of the place that has taken over the compact space – Land of Bourbon. American whiskey from …

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