Finn & Bear I’ve been a big fan of The Pantry’s work since they first opened their Stockbridge branch back in 2012. I recently took in their Colinton branch just as their third place, Finn & Bear, was opening on the Shore in Leith. On an increasingly dreich Tuesday I popped in to see how …

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Black Pig & Oyster When a restaurant closes for an extended period, for reasons other than refurbishment, it’s very rare for it to re-open. I recall Zenobia being closed for a number of months before reawakening, Seadogs had a brief second coming before finally departing, and The Fat Pony is now joyfully restored, but that’s …

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Giovanni’s The return from holiday to an abode stripped of fresh produce seemed likely to result in a takeaway something or other before a long and restful sleep. I popped up Easter Road to Giovanni’s to pick up something hearty.Fish Not to be confused with the Giovanni’s on Northfield Broadway, this shop is one that …

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Toast

Toast In the early days of Lunchquest we put a fair amount of stock in visiting places early – hopefully scooping others to have the first review of a place, for example – but that has become less and less of a thing as time has gone on.Exterior I remember being in Forage & Chatter …

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Kirkgate Hot Dog Stand My day had not gone according to plan but with the sun in the sky and no real need for days to go to plan for now I relaxed and let events take their course.Stand This course brought me to the foot of Leith Walk by the most convoluted route imaginable. …

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