Sir Walter Scott’s Tea Room I seem to be being tempted by uncharted Princes Street waters rather regularly at the moment. Following trips to Cafe Alba and Firedog, I was lured in by a trip to Sir Walter Scott’s Tea Room on the second floor of Romanes & Paterson.Exterior I had my expectations set to …

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Cafe Alba at Scottish Home Stores Although I’d not had much fun at their cafe, the demise of BHS was rather a sad state of affairs. When their signature Princes Street premises were taken on by a tartan tat store it was another depressing day. Their choice to brand themselves as Scottish Home Stores did …

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Firedog at Malone’s on the Mall Six Nations weekends can be great fun in Edinburgh. They can be an overwhelming pain in the arse, too…but mainly they’re great fun.Menu board It was interesting to see Malone’s, the Irish bar on Forrest Road, setting up a temporary second home atop the Waverley Mall to capture some …

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Nando’s When I declared that I’d never been to Nando’s until that day to the late night crowd at Lucky Liquor, I was surprised to hear several others saying they hadn’t visited either. They are a breed apart, though, so I imagine most readers will have visited the peri peri chicken purveyor at some stage.Exterior …

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The Abbotsford Blythe’s Verdict Although I’ve sunk many a pint in The Abbotsford on Rose Street, I’d never previously tried the food. When MJ suggested a midweek lunch it seemed like a good fit for our needs.Exterior Served both in the bar downstairs and their smart upstairs dining room, the menu focusses on pub grub …

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