SoupWe’ve long been planning enhancements to the content of our site to include information on various accessibility aspects, whether that relates to the menu, the design of the interior or the inclusive approach to service. To aim me in progressing this, I enlisted the help of David, who works for a major third sector organisation …

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ExteriorPatisserie Maxime has made a stylish little splash with its arrival on Queensferry Street, just next door to Wannaburger. I’d popped in for coffee, a couple of weeks previously, but paid it a visit to sample their food, today. The interior colour scheme blends orange, dark chocolate and cream. It feels quite formal and the …

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On a dreich day in the city, I toddled along Princes Street to Waterstone’s to give their cafe, Cafe W, a try. Entrance signage It was to Waterstone’s considerable credit when it took the decision to turf out the chain cafe that previously occupied the space and embrace local providers. They now have cakes from …

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Blythe’s verdict I was interested to see that the Hard Rock Cafe was named as one of Edinburgh’s favourite restaurants in a recent STV poll of local diners. There were actually quite a number of places on the list that I hadn’t visited so I was glad to begin addressing that, today.Exterior I was joined …

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ExteriorThe tired and dusty old Royal British Hotel has been undergoing a radical transformation, of late. It has a rather fabulous looking new cocktail bar, Juniper, and a smart new restaurant, Twenty Princes Street Grill & Steakhouse, with a Josper grill as the workhorse of its menu. For lunching interests, it has a rather impressive …

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