ExteriorIt had been a busy morning and for once the priority at lunchtime was more skewed towards a head-clearing walk than really where I ended up for the eating portion of the midday break. My preferred direction when this is the feeling is to pace it out along Regent Road. From there you can take …

Read more

ExteriorPart social enterprise, part arts space, the Out of the Blue Drill Hall has been home to some exciting projects in recent times, with a packed programme of events throughout the year. Rather shamefully I’d never previously visited so was delighted to rectify that today. As a former military drill hall, the exterior is imposing …

Read more

It was shortly after we visited the branch of Stac Polly on St Mary’s Street that their Dublin Street branch re-launched as a bistro and gin bar. I’d meant to visit shortly after that, but it ended up taking me rather longer than planned. On a dreich and sleety day I finally popped in for …

Read more

InteriorAfter a productive day in Inverness, I had a little time to spare before my journey south so I stopped for a lunchtime interlude at Artysans, on Strothers Lane. The interior has a heavy emphasis on wood and pastels with smart mirror and lampshade detailing. It felt a little like a furniture shop, in some …

Read more

ExteriorCafé Truva has three branches across the city, with one on The Shore, one on the Canongate and a third on Lady Lawson Street, which was the one I visited today. This completed the set for me as I’d visited the other two, last year. Truva has a wide-ranging menu, principally featuring Turkish dishes, but …

Read more