Grubcrawl El Cartel wings It had been a couple of months since our last grubcrawl, so it was good to start the 2016 trail with a city centre tour of three high quality venues. It was a three-hander, this time, with grubcrawl veterans Graham and Tim along for the fun. We started at El Cartel …

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Lowdown ExteriorI’d been looking forward to the opening of Lowdown ever since I ran into former Razzo owner Paul and he let me know he’d secured new premises. He kept the exact location quiet until fairly recently, so when I discovered it was to be on George Street right on my regular route between home …

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Dough Exterior I’d visited Dough back during the Festival and been impressed with their large, well-crafted pizzas. I’ve popped in a couple of times since then, sometimes for a quick slice, other times for a full pie. I’ve been pleased on all occasions, but feel I haven’t quite found the killer dish on their menu. …

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Cafe Royal Exterior I’ve written about the food in the Cafe Royal bar a couple of times, firstly when sporting a dashing bowtie then as part of a Grubcrawl. Both times I’d focussed on their seafood selection as I’m a great fan of popping in for oysters. I’d previously overlooked the rest of their bar …

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Miro’s Burrito Box – SADLY NOW CLOSED Burrito box As you may have picked up from previous reviews, I’m not the world’s biggest fan of Mexican food. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say that I don’t think we’re particularly well served for Mexican options in Edinburgh. One of the better ones is Miro on …

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