Outside, hard to see, easy to miss MJ’s Verdict Today for lunch I walked up the steps of the mound and looked for the almost hidden Ondine Restaurant that hovers over Pizza Express on George the IV Bridge. The glass entrance and the steps ascending to the sleek black and white dining room made me …

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Purslane

Outside MJ’s Verdict I wasn’t feeling 100% on Thursday when I tottered along to Stockbridge after a long night of true Burns-esque celebrating that was hosted by my Scottish flat mate. This party included all the classics: cullen skink, smoked salmon, a man in a kilt, a haggis big enough to feed 16 from Crombies, …

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I’ve been a regular visitor to the Cafe Royal, over the years. With its signature tiled historical scenes in the circle oyster bar, its excellent array of cask ales and other beverages, and its famously good bar menu, I’ve been reeled in by its charms on many an occasion. Oysters!On this visit, I was accompanied …

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Blythe’s Verdict It was with great enthusiasm that I read of ’s enticing January offer, where you can come and dine in one of Edinburgh’s finest restaurants, and once you’re done you can PAY WHAT YOU WANT for the food! It took little persuasion to sign-up our St Fillan’s chums and the freshly returned MJ …

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Today was an incredibly exciting day, for three reasons. Firstly, MJ was soon to be back in the country, after her trip home to the Alabamian homestead for the holidays. Secondly, I was meeting Phil for lunch, of which more exciting details, later. And thirdly, I got to visit Seadogs, the seafood restaurant from “” …

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