The Place Hotel Interior I’ve written before about how people in Britain, and perhaps to a lesser extent in Edinburgh, seem to have a level of discomfort with eating in hotel restaurants. Edinburgh has some fantastic places, such as The Bonham, Blackwood’s, Hadrian’s and the Galvin Brasserie that are starting to erode that sense, but …

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Smoke Stack Exterior Having started reviewing in 2011, there’s a fair chunk of our back catalogue that’s looking a little dusty and out of date, so I’m keen to update some more places this year. I started this trend with a visit to the Smoke Stack on Broughton Street. I visited with friend Kathryn back …

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Tron Bar & Kitchen It was lovely to catch up with Hannah, Alison and a band of new friends on a snowy early evening in Glasgow. We convened at the Tron Theatre’s Bar & Kitchen for discussions about important matters of state, which were intertwined with offerings from their food and drink menu. Burger and …

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Left Bank

Interior Left Bank To complete my little trilogy of Gibson Street reviews, which comprised Offshore and Artisan Roast in the first two instalments, we paid Left Bank a lunchtime visit. I was joined by regular quester Tim and first time guest Gavin. We found the please quite busy when we arrived, but we had a …

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Friends Chinese Cafe Exterior When on my way to catch up on the inspirational work at Glasgow Royal Infirmary’s Intensive Care Unit, I came across Friends Chinese Cafe, on the High Street. I popped in to give it a try. With a lunchtime deal of two courses for £5.50, this sounded like good value to …

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