The Bearded Baker The Bearded Baker has been supplying wholesale bagels to many of the city’s cafes for a good while now. His work also graces the Leith Food Assembly demonstrating a good commitment to localism and right-headed thinking. Exterior He has now taken the next step on his culinary adventure by opening a bakery …

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The Atholl

The Atholl I’m a great defender of the hotel restaurant against claims of overpricing and mediocrity, not least because we have some excellent hotel restaurants in Edinburgh. From The Bonham to the Galvin Brasserie to Twenty Princes Street to Hadrian’s we are well served with hotel dining options.Exterior However, I suppose this ingrained prejudice that …

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Brandon’s I’d had Brandon’s on my radar for a little while but I don’t find myself in Canonmills all that often. When regular guest quester Freya suggested we go there based on an impressive recent visit she’d made, I was pleased to finally cross their threshold.Exterior signage I had, of course, been on the premises …

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The Luckiest Word in Braemble Liquers I’ve written a bit about how much I enjoy cocktails, with the bars of Jason Scott and Mike Aikman – Bramble, the Last Word Saloon, and Lucky Liquor – featuring prominently in my appreciation.Mike Aikman at the Seawolf Launch Over the past couple of months they’ve entered a brave …

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Six Degrees North Our Beer Man had visited Six Degrees North and awarded it the highest accolade of five stars. I’d popped in for a swift and delicious ale shortly after that but was still keen for a longer stay when I might see what they had to offer food wise. A dreary Tuesday provided …

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