It had been a while since I’d popped down Easter Road, and was sad to see that the Ivy Leaf Café Bistro had ceased trading. A few doors down, a new branch of Bayne’s, the popular bakery chain, had opened, so I decided to investigate.Exterior I’d visited one of their branches in Stirling, previously, and …

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This was my third visit to the Barony Bar, over the course of recent months. I saw a rather entertaining Charles Bukowski play there, last year, then was there at the start of 2013 for some drinks. It was on that visit that I spotted some good looking grub being brought out, much to the …

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I’m starting to discover that I’m not the most observant soul in the world. I must have walked past Auld Jock’s Pie Shoppe loads of times without it particularly registering with me, but I spied it the other day when on my way to the Blackcherry Café, and thought it looked worth a visit, next …

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Run by the same lovely folks behind popular George Street Italian, Centotre, The Scottish Café & Restaurant routinely garners trade awards, and attracts great praise for its local and ethical sourcing of ingredients and commitment to local providers. Part of the National Gallery on The Mound, it’s an extremely popular spot, and seems to be …

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Given my fondness for pies, it’s rather strange that I hadn’t previously visited Piemaker. The place doesn’t exactly radiate charm, but the selection on offer has always intrigued me, but clearly not enough to actually make me cross their threshold. But today was the day!Steak pasty I was joined in this venture by Gary, who …

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