Exterior hanging basketsWith my mother Anne in tow, I decided to pay a late lunchtime visit to the Haymarket Bar. Not far from my abode, it’s a place I’ve been visiting from time to time for drinks over the past couple of decades, but I haven’t eaten there on too many occasions. It has been …

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ExteriorI was sad to hear of the demise of Malone’s, just a few weeks ago. The all-night bakery in Slateford had been trading for as long as I can remember and while it was never a service I called upon, as my route home rarely reached those parts, I was always pleased to know it …

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InteriorIt was not my first trip to the Jolly Botanist when I popped in for lunch, on a gloriously sunny day, but it was the first time I was minded to stay for food and indeed there was enough table space to do so. I’d visited previously for the fateful Scotland v Italy rugby match, …

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OystersWhile I languished in a pit of conjunctivitis despair, the wonderful events of the 2015 Budding Chefs programme, which I wrote about over on the Scran Salon website, reached their conclusion with a pop-up event at the French Institute on Randolph Crescent. Fortunately, Eleanor was available to take up the cudgel and sample the delights …

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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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