Good Brothers I’d had Good Brothers, the wine bar on Dean Street, in my crosshairs for quite a while so when the opportunity arose for a little midweek get together with friends I jumped at chance for a visit.Cauliflower This was not the first time I’d popped in to the place, but it was the …

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Cowan & Sons I visited Maxi’s on Raeburn Place a while back and was impressed. It continues to be a very popular spot with the Stockbridge daytime crowd.Exterior signage It has recently undergone a refurb and rebrand. It is now trading as Cowan and Sons although it remains in the same ownership as before. The …

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The Fat Pony I’ve been a big fan of The Dogs for many a year so it was splendid news to hear that owner David Ramsden had secured another premises after a fair old time looking for a second site.Exterior Of course, The Dogs empire once extended to four places before a retrenchment was followed …

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Clark & Lake Sometimes it’s good to let places bed-in but often it’s better to shine a light on a place and caveat any minor teething troubles accordingly. I thought it best to approach Clark & Lake with the latter approach. It’s new to Bruntsfield where the disappointing Frontier unsurprisingly foundered.Exterior Clark & Lake is …

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Smith & Gertrude I’m starting to feel that I’ve reached a comfortable level of beer ignorance, particularly as I build my lack of knowledge about cocktails. But when it comes to wine I have little frame of reference with which to mark my lack of familiarity. With study I’ll become a dunce; for now I’m …

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