I’d heard about the opening of Polentoni, in the premises that were once occupied by the Ivy Leaf Bistro, from MJ who recently passed it on her travels. An Italian deli and cucina, I visited at lunchtime to see what they had on offer.Exterior With seats for around a dozen inside and a couple of …

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ExteriorTonight was my second visit to Moratti. I’d popped in after the May Scran Salon and been really impressed with their house pizza. I wasn’t confident about writing things up, though, as I’d had rather a lot of Heverlee to drink that evening, so was worried that my enthusiasm might have been alcohol fuelled. On …

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Exterior from the bridgeIn the early evening sunshine on the banks of the River Ness, I dined in the comfortable surroundings of Riva. This was a place I’d visited on a previous trip to Inverness, but I was happy to renew acquaintances. I had further acquaintances to renew when I crossed the threshold as one …

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ExteriorWhere the Exchange Café used to be, D’Espresso Bistro has just opened bringing back an Italian influence to a café that was Santi’s Bistro, not so long ago. The set-up is much the same as before with a smart, split level space offering plenty of room for sit-in customers, but with speedy counter service for …

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Today was not my first visit to Caffe Espresso. It had been recommended to me by my friend Hannah (of Performing London fame) during the Festival, last year. In a curious wheels-within-wheels situation, I think Hannah had been pointed in its direction by Cressi, who is now the Yelp CM for Edinburgh, when they were …

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