Our current crop of Festival pop-ups is a good blend between locals and visitors. Representing the locals we have places like Hula, Castello, Urban Angel, Brew Lab, Khushi’s, and today’s chosen lunch spot, La Favorita.Van From their Leith Walk premises, they’ve built a reputation as one of Edinburgh’s premier pizza purveyors, and they’ve long been …

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EntranceWe reviewed Zizzi previously, last year, when MJ took her parents there when they were visiting for her PhD graduation celebrations. They really enjoyed it, with particular appreciation for their pizzas. This branch, on Roxburgh Court, which is just next to Mary King’s Close, is freshly opened, and at time of writing still largely undiscovered …

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It was decidedly late in the day when I finally got round to lunching, today. I’d been in Beanscene for Espresso 100 purposes, the other day, and noticed they were still doing pizzas, so when I found myself hungry and in Haymarket, I put two and two together, crossing their threshold with a longing for …

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Mamma’s, on the Grassmarket, has been tending to local and tourist pizza needs, alike, for almost 30 years. I’d never tried it before, but tonight was the night, so I popped to see what they had to offer.Entrance They do a roaring trade, not least because of their outdoor seating, which spills out to accommodate …

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My approach to dining in Glasgow has now pretty much levelled out with my Edinburgh approach. It involves two elements: aimless wandering; and the phrase “that’ll do”.Interior Today’s duo led me to Qua, on Ingram Street, where the second element was precipitated by mention of a £5.95 two course set lunch menu. We have a …

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