ExteriorI’d heard good things about The Regent, at Abbeyhill, from a number of people, both about their selection of ales, and about their food. Given its proximity to my place of business, it seemed rather silly that I hadn’t popped in before now, but I was glad to resolve that, today. The interior is a …

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Hemma

When you’re organising an evening where you’ve invited a range of Edinburgh enthusiasts to a particular venue for the evening, it’s probably a decent idea to know what the food’s like. I realised this an hour before the start of the recent Total Food Geeks open evening at Hemma, so hot-footed it there for a …

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ExteriorEdinburgh has been in the grip of what one might call “trad pub gentrification” for a wee while now. Places like Woodland Creatures and The Fountain have been joined recently by Jeremiah’s Taproom and The Other Place, in transforming spaces that were a little tired into fresh, ale-driven establishments, with a strong commitment to good …

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ExteriorThe year-round lure of the Summerhall multi-purpose arts venue continues to be strong. In August, I was there for Tony Singh’s pop-up, then in September I was along for Only Wolves and Lions. This month’s trip was for food at the Royal Dick Bar, where I’d previously visited for drinks, a few times. Guest questers, …

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ExteriorAhoy, ahoy! This lunchtime saw an unscheduled trip to the popular Wetherspoon’s establishment on George Street, known for years as Bar 38, then the Ivory Lounge, but now trading as the Alexander Graham Bell. This was a first for me, as while I’d taken advantage of the cheap drinks in various Wetherspoon’s establishments, over the …

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