Savannah Cafe Cassis had done some very good work from their premises in the Salisbury Hotel for many years, so I was sad to hear they were closing. The original plan was for another French-style place to take over operations, but when that fell through Savannah soon appeared, showcasing a South African influenced menu. Balls …

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Dunstane Hotel I’d had the restaurant at the Dunstane Hotel on my radar for a while but hadn’t had an occasion to visit despite it being relatively near my family home. When I finally got around to it, I found the place in transition away from the fine dining of the Skerries to something entirely …

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The Lantern Room I was intrigued by the arrival of The Lantern Room as part of the new Courtyard by Marriott at the top of Leith. Having given it a little while to settle in, I popped in for a visit on a quiet recent Sunday.Exterior The place still has that new car smell about …

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The Atholl

The Atholl I’m a great defender of the hotel restaurant against claims of overpricing and mediocrity, not least because we have some excellent hotel restaurants in Edinburgh. From The Bonham to the Galvin Brasserie to Twenty Princes Street to Hadrian’s we are well served with hotel dining options.Exterior However, I suppose this ingrained prejudice that …

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Staybridge Suites I wrote recently about my fears that my love for the hotel buffet breakfast was perhaps on the wane, following a pretty iffy one at the Sheffield Jury’s Inn. However during my recent trip to Newcastle my faith was partly restored.Breakfast This was helped by my choice of hotel which was a step …

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