Blue Bear Cafe I remember visiting Blue Bear when it was in its first flush, back in 2013. It was drawing rave reviews for its breakfasts and built a very appreciative audience. I was slightly less convinced. Since then, it has changed hands but remains solidly committed to breakfast and lunch options, with local sourcing …

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Ough! Bagels As you may have seen on the first episode of BBC2’s Million Pound Menu, a few weeks back, Shrimpwreck has gone from strength to strength since they started out trading at the now defunct Platform 2 Market in Waverley back in early 2016.Exterior Aside from regularly trading at multiple events across the central …

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Casa Mara Following on from a highly enjoyable visit to The Black Hoof, a few days ago, I found myself still in the mood for Spanish food. I suspect this was because I was looking forward to some time on the beaches of Gran Canaria in the coming days.Interior detail I’d been tracking the refit …

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The Hanover Tap Our Beer Man’s Verdict I get the feeling the Hanover Tap – previously the Jekyll & Hyde – has been open for a while.Exterior However, it only registered with me recently when they were promoting a week-long tap takeover from Fierce. I like the Aberdeen-based brewery – its beers are always worth …

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The Dining Room I’d been for a lunch in the old days of the Scottish Malt Whisky Society’s dining room when it was located on the ground floor of their signature Queen Street townhouse premises. I’d had a bit of an odd experience and came close to criticising a members club for being too much …

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