Serenity Cafe The Serenity Cafe, just near Hemma, is a commendable local social enterprise working with people on their recovery journey from drug and alcohol issues. It’s a good sized community cafe with multi-purpose meeting room facilities adjoining it. I popped in to give their lunchtime selection a try.Soup Their chalkboard spoke of cock a …

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Buffalo When the owners of the Buffalo Grill decided to sell on the business, after many years, I was excited to hear that Field were to take on the Stockbridge branch – now Field Grill House – and Porto & Fi would take the Chapel Street branch. Now subtly rebranded as Buffalo, I popped in …

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Byron

Byron The ongoing quest for burger joy took me to Byron’s first Edinburgh branch, on the corner of North Bridge and the Royal Mile, today. You may have been part of the queue for their 25p burger day, a couple of weeks ago; it was certainly long enough.“Proper” sign The main motivation for my visit …

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Beirut Express ExteriorSometimes you don’t see the wood for the trees. While Beirut remains a stalwart favourite, despite the one shite time MJ visited, I hadn’t quite clocked that it had added a little takeout shop, right next door to their restaurant mothership. I popped in for a gander. It was lunchtime so my requirements …

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Tolbooth Tavern ExteriorI’d received a slightly odd request from someone a while back asking whether it would be a good idea to book in advance for a visit to the Tolbooth Tavern. I’d largely written it off as “AN Other Royal Mile boozer” and hadn’t thought much about whether their food might be good. I …

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