Little Rascal and D.O.C. Bistro Corstorphine is an increasingly attractive prospect for bar and restaurant owners with its good availability, reasonable rents, and strong audience of local residents. Places such as Spice Lounge Kitchen have flourished for years and while some others have struggled it is still attracting fresh openings. On a dreich Wednesday, we …

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Crolla’s Italian Kitchen It was time to face the music and account for my expenditure on travels to my financial adviser. His offices are in Musselburgh so I took the opportunity for a fortifying lunch at nearby Crolla’s Italian Kitchen ahead of the meeting. Set in the smart courtyard of Eskmills business park, Crolla’s blends …

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De Superette Although I already had a couple of nice “welcome home” meals lined up for when I got back to the UK, De Superette in Ghent marked the final meal abroad for me on this splendid and lengthy trip I’ve enjoyed so very much. Based in an old grocery store, the set-up reminded me …

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Grazie

Grazie I’d spent a culturally saturating morning at the Musée d’Orsay so was glad I’d booked for a hearty lunch at Grazie, a pizza specialist in the Le Marais neighbourhood. After my lengthy stroll along the Seine, I was keen for a feed so the slightly chaotic service that I ran into upon arrival was …

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Maruzzella Milan! After a rather elongated journey from Zagreb, thanks to a couple of wasted hours at the Croatia/Slovenia border, I was fit for little but a short wander and a simple meal befor falling into a deep restorative slumber. Fortunately I was staying nearby to a neighbourhood where regular guest quester Julie used to …

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