Akva

Lunch tableI’d been to Akva for drinks, for Scran Salon, and for a Mornings Reinvented workshop, but I’d not eaten there, so when my friend Colin suggested lunch in that neighbourhood it seemed like the time had come. It traded rather ignominiously as Cargo for a number of years and is a big barn of …

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Exterior signChef Annette Sprague had come along to tell Scran Salon all about her new venture, Redwood Bistro, way back in August 2014. Following a couple of near misses, I finally took a trip to the west of the city to visit her Californian restaurant on a clear and crisp Tuesday night. Corstorphine is a …

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ExteriorDalry is well served for restaurant options, with places like First Coast, Mia, Locanda de Gusti, RiverLife and Feast offering good diversity of provision. What this part of town has lacked, though, is good coffee. For now, Soderberg on Queensferry Street is about as far west (with the exception of Cafe Colpamia in Roseburn) as …

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Spicy Bite

ExteriorAh, the late night pizza. It’s becoming almost as prominent on Lunchquest as our love of soup. After a fun time Scran Salon at Badabing, it was time to explore a new takeout option, so we wandered along Fountainbridge until we alighted upon Spicy Bite, a likely looking spot with a fine line in halal …

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Piecebox

ExteriorI’m conscious that our geographical coverage across Edinburgh isn’t quite what it could be and is driven by where we tend to spend most of our time. Accordingly, when an opportunity for lunch in Polwarth presented itself, I jumped at the chance. First time quester Vicky had suggested the Piecebox, which sounded good to me. …

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