Gooseneck Cafe I’ve been pleased to see the city’s excellent selection of cafes further bolstered in my absence. As well as the likes of Detour and Oqo, I recently bumped in to Gooseneck as I wandered in the western half of the city centre. Trading from the cafe premises that were once home to Mademoiselle …

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The Sandwich Club Lothian Road is a fascinating street in terms of food and drink businesses. The success of the Hanging Bat has led to The Beer Kitchen and BrewDog opening craft beer bars in the same stretch making it a fun street for good beer.Exterior Set against this established success, the turnover of sandwich …

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BrewDog Lothian Road Our Beer Man’s Verdict BrewDog spews out so much juvenile, ill-judged bullshit it can be easy to forget that it once produced some really good beer.Interior Strip away the artifice, and few could disagree that the Ellon-based brewery’s impact on the current UK beer scene has been significant, influencing a younger generation …

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McNamara’s – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’d popped in to a cafe on Lothian Road called McNamara’s a few weeks back and been charmed by the welcome. I’d been less impressed with the coffee but made a note to come back for lunch and see what their food was like. I made good on that on …

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The Caley Picture House Ah, Spoons. It seems like I’ve been spending quite a bit of time in various branches, of late. The Booking Office was the last one I wrote about and it was fine.Exterior Since then they’ve opened the Caley Picture House on Lothian Road. Although the closure of the live music venue …

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