Honeycomb Tearoom February/March seems a popular time of year for cafes to open. In 2016 we had a little outcropping including Zest & Co and Strumpets, both of which happily celebrated their first anniversary and continue to thrive.Exterior This year I had a little spate of a new cafe followers with Twitter profiles mentioning “opening …

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Thomson’s Bar Our Beer Man’s Verdict In times of great change and uncertainty, it’s reassuring to know there are some unshakable certainties. Something solid to cling to.Exterior A pet hate of mine is the cynical rebranding of the traditional Scottish boozer to attract a newer, younger clientele: “going craft”. Done well with the right intentions …

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The Voyage of Buck I had mixed feelings when The Voyage of Buck took over where Bert’s had traded for a number of years. Bert’s had once been home to a great beer and pie selection but things had rather drifted in recent years. In addition, the owners of Buck also run Hamilton’s, Blackbird and …

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Kasturi

Kasturi Kasturi has the dubious honour of being the first place that I reviewed where I sent back a dish. The offending item was their seafood soup; the reason it was returned was that it was just a watered down version of their generic curry sauce with bullets of rubbery prawn pieces in the depths. …

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Jan de Vries

Jan de Vries I’d noticed talk of vegan pies and snacks on signs outside local healthcare, dietary supplement and beauty shop Jan de Vries just recently. I was intrigued so after a couple of near misses I managed to time my visit to sample what they had on offer.Exterior sign After a little nosey around …

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