ExteriorIn terms of proximity to my office, Elliot’s at the Apex Hotel is a close second to Howie’s, on Waterloo Place. I’d visited the hotel on a number of occasions, not least for my friends Mel & Milo’s wedding reception, but it had been a good while since I’d tried the restaurant. With the first …

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Amuse boucheWhen first we visited the Nira Caledonia hotel, back around the turn of 2012/13, we weren’t entirely sure what to expect as while the menu looked tempting, the place was something of an enigma. That first visit showed us that within the elegant confines of this boutique hotel lurked a restaurant of exceptional quality. …

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Exterior signageAugust in Edinburgh wouldn’t be complete without Tony Singh popping up somewhere unlikely. Even by his own zany standards, the hotel restaurant of the Apex Hotel in the Grassmarket is decidedly unorthodox. We gave it a sunny lunchtime visit to check things out. I had an impression that this would be just a few …

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ExteriorI’d been to No 11 Brunswick Street, a smartish hotel with brasserie, in July 2013, but things had not ended well. I had to go down the route of a feedback letter sent to the management rather than a review, as service had been very weak. I committed to returning for another visit at some …

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ExteriorAs part of the endless cycle of me never paying attention to solidly good advice, it was bordering on three years since someone told me that I should visit CafĂ© Cassis because it was really rather good. Better late than never, I suppose. Today was a glorious day with sunshine dominant. Accordingly, I found the …

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