Al Mercante Regular guest quester Rachel had suggested I should consider lunching at Al Mercante during my time in Milan. Along with husband Richard, she’d enjoyed a very good meal there when they were in town for the Formula 1 at nearby Monza, last year. Handily placed for the Duomo, I popped in for a …

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Printing Press Bar & Kitchen I’d heard mixed reports about the Printing Press Bar & Kitchen, in the George Hotel, since it opened in late 2015. The consensus seemed to be that it was very stylish, but the service, in particular, was mixed. Having given it a good few months to iron out the service …

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ExteriorIt was not my first visit to the Potting Shed, having visited shortly after it opened. Since then both the menu and the interior have had a refresh, so it seemed like time for another visit. I was joined on this quest by Lea, with whom I’d previously lunched in this neighbourhood at 56 North. …

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ExteriorAfter the intervening hours between breakfast and lunch had be duly sacrificed to the relentless juggernaut of progress, regular guest quester Tim and I toddled up the road to Epicures of Hyndland. This part of town is all new to me so it was with considerable wonderment that I crossed the threshold. We found the …

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ExteriorAfter a little spot of aimless wandering to blow away the lunchtime cobwebs, I alighted upon La Lanterna, an Italian on Hope Street. I popped in to try it, thereby continuing my occasional series on “places in Glasgow with the same name as places in Edinburgh that aren’t in the same ownership.” Catchy. A compact …

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