ExteriorPlans are there to be altered, and such was the case, today. Regular quester Jane was detained at work, so I changed things round so I got to spend lunchtime in the company of Ayla, Mina and Patrick who are visiting from Istanbul, at the moment. As Ayla is still quite wee, we needed to …

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It seems like I only ever get to go to Grand Cru by myself, as the last few times I’ve mentioned it to folks as a place to go for a drink, they’ve reacted as if I’ve uttered some unpardonable heresy.Exterior It’s perhaps not the world’s smartest place, but during the day it has lovely …

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I was at a bit of loss as to where to partake of lunch, today, so rather aimlessly wandered around the city centre. I soon alighted upon a sign outside Amicus Apple proclaiming “£5 gastrolunch”. This piqued my interest enough for me to wander inside to investigate.Exterior and sign I’ve previously reviewed Amicus Apple, not …

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Escalator up to Food CourtToday’s review was impacted upon by the weather, with horizontal snow altering my original plan, which had been to walk to Dundas Street. The snow diverted me instead to the food court at St James Shopping, a place that hadn’t previous cropped up on my culinary radar. I imagine the place …

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Strada is a nationwide chain of Italian restaurants, with their first Scottish branch having arrived in Edinburgh, last year. Since then, I’ve been meaning to visit, but each time I’ve past it hasn’t quite enticed me to cross their threshold. After a long walk in cold and snowy conditions, I had developed a considerable appetite, …

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