The Light House Given the quality of local produce we have, it still remains slightly baffling that we don’t have a few more really good specialist seafood restaurants. I was sad to see one of them, C-Shack, bite the dust but I was pleased to note another seafood place, The Light House, had taken over …

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Katie’s Katie’s Diner was a bit of an institution with its neon signs bathing a little corner of the Meadows in pink and blue. After a slow and tortuous decline it wound things up earlier in the year. The name lives on, at least in part, but Katie’s, which opened at the start of May …

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Black Pig and Oyster The hospitality businesses down on Commercial Quay have taken quite a pasting of late with only the Michelin charms of The Kitchin and all-round appeal of Cafe Tartine enduring.Exterior New in the slot that was International Starters for many years comes the Black Pig and Oyster, a Spanish restaurant showcasing…well, black …

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Le Roi Fou Anton Mosimann is one of those names and faces from a bygone era of food TV that lives long in the memory. I hadn’t thought about his Gallic charm for a good while until the arrival of Le Roi Fou on Forth Street just recently.Exterior Swiss-French head chef Jérôme Henry proudly proclaims …

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The Bailie The Bailie, on the corner of St Stephen’s Street and North West Circus Place, has been a place I’ve visited regularly down the years. I had a birthday party here when I was thirtysomething. Whatever the case, I’m in the place every couple of months for a beer or two but until a …

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