Chop House Bruntsfield The Compass Group look to be going from strength to strength. Since their early days with Sygn and Monteith’s, they’ve progressed to the outstanding White Horse Seafood & Oyster Bar and now three branches of the Chop House steakhouse brand.Oysters I visited their original branch in Leith shortly after it opened and …

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Seeds for the Soul I was sad to hear of the demise of Moon & Hare as it was that rarest of rare things, a joyful vegan cafe. But as I understand it, the inheritors of the premises, Seeds for the Soul, have links to that previous business, certainly in terms of their vegan and …

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Konbo Arcade Cafe My method for selecting where to review still largely revolves around me wandering around the place and falling over the threshold of somewhere or other when hunger reaches critical levels. In this fashion I recently stumbled upon the Konbo Arcade Cafe on Gilmore Place.Exterior Having opened a couple of months ago, their …

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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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Katie’s – NOW CALLED LEFTFIELD Katie’s Diner was a bit of an institution with its neon signs bathing a little corner of the Meadows in pink and blue. After a slow and tortuous decline it wound things up earlier in the year. The name lives on, at least in part, but Katie’s, which opened at …

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