Auld Reekie Tiki Bar I’d really enjoyed my visit to the Tiki Bar and Kitsch Inn in Glasgow a while back so was pleased to note their plans to open an Edinburgh branch. The splendidly named Auld Reekie Tiki Bar has been trading on Frederick Street for a few months.Sign This was far from my …

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Market Street Kitchen I’ve been caught in a couple of rain showers of late which have steered me towards some places nearby to my office. Following my recent trip to Brewhemia, I ventured all the way next door to the Market Street Kitchen which forms part of the City Art Centre.Exterior It evokes a similar …

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Castello Coffee It was really good to see the second branch of Castello Coffee open back in August after a fairly complex refit of the Bruntsfield premises previously occupied by Black Medicine. Soupy soup It occurred to me that it had been an absolute age since my review of the original place so thought it …

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Brewhemia Having bumped into Our Beer Man when he was visiting Brewhemia a few weeks ago, I had it in mind to pop in for lunch at my earliest convenient opportunity. When a sharp shower arrived as I was nearing Waverley station, the fates were clearly with me so I crossed their threshold to shelter …

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Brewhemia Our Beer Man’s Verdict Brewhemia must be the biggest bar opening Edinburgh has seen in years – maybe ever.Exterior It attracted some sceptical and hostile remarks in the run-up – admittedly not helping by some of its own pre-opening PR – but I tried to approach it with an open mind. On my midweek …

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