Cafe Marlayne It had been many years since my last trip to Cafe Marlayne so when regular guest quester Freya suggested it as a potential venue for lunch I was keen to check it out.Mussels Their branch on Thistle Street was our choice ahead of their Antigua Street outlet. I’ve always preferred the Thistle Street …

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Benugo at Waverley Gate I’m a fairly regular visitor to the Waverley Gate building – known to previous generations as the GPO – particularly when popping in to say hi to the folks at NHS Lothian.Cafe On a recent visit I noticed that the Galway Gourmet which previously operated their lobby cafe had closed down. …

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Baba Baba launched with much flourish towards the end of 2017. I popped along and availed myself of their hospitality during their soft-launch period, but chose to take a bit of time to reach a considered verdict, not least because it was clear that the place was going to take a little time to settle.Squid …

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Going to The Dogs? – SADLY NOW GOING, GOING, GONE With the clock having passed 1.30pm and lunch having not yet been taken, I headed to The Dogs because it’s one of my favourite places in the city. But this was not a lunch without malice aforethought. I’d noticed a post on their Facebook page …

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Christmas Cocktail & Street Food Festival This year’s crop of Christmas markets in Edinburgh is not quite as ghastly as in previous years. The blue boob on George Street is a gross eyesore, but the food quality on offer at the main site in East Princes Street gardens looks a notch better than previous years …

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