Castle View Restaurant Dining on Princes Street tends to be a mixed bag. Although I really enjoyed Restaurant 100, the BHS cafe was pretty horrific. Undaunted, I recently noticed that Debenham’s had a fourth floor “restaurant” which sounded intriguing. I popped in to give it a look.Interior The Castle View Restaurant was, as expected, a …

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Free Trade Inn I had heard tales of the Free Trade Inn, the legendary Craig David, and the excellent beer, so it was entirely joyous to find myself there as the first item of business on a weekend away to Newcastle.Craig David I was joined on the enterprise by Our Beer Man, Bob, Chris and …

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Simple Simon’s Pies On a bracing Saturday morning, I took a turn towards the Edinburgh Farmers’ Market in hopes of finding something tasty to munch on at a late breakfast hour. I alighted upon Simple Simon’s Pies which looked like a suitable candidate.Stall The stall offers a very broad selection of carefully crafted pies with …

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Caley Sample Room The Caley Sample Room is a pub I’ve visited from time to time down the years, but usually just for a pint rather than food. I’d been hearing some good things about their kitchen of late, so popped along to investigate.Exterior The place is a big barn but was looking much smarter …

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Allan’s Bakery I’m not a regular visitor to the Restalrig neighbourhood so when I found myself there I had to give one of their eating options a try. I quickly alighted upon Allan’s Bakery on Restalrig Road which looked a likely spot.Exterior Covering the expected sweet and savoury baked good bases, the place was a …

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