ExteriorOn a stretch of places with which I’ve had mixed fortunes, Nile Valley brings a touch of east African cuisine to the heart of Edinburgh University student land, from its shop on Potterow. A busy spot, with a mix of sit-in and takeaway custom, the interior is fairly down-at-heel. Their lunchtime menu focuses on khobz …

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ExteriorBrazilian Sensation has been trading from premises on Buccleuch Street for many years, but this was the first time I’d made it there to sample their wares. On a wonderfully sunny day, a little Brazilian pep sounded like an excellent way to soend a lunchtime. I found the place on the quiet side, but the …

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ExteriorI’d heard about Banco from the Zomato chaps at the most recent Scran Salon event, as they’d been patrolling the Southside, just recently. I had been unaware of its arrival, so made a note to visit at the earliest convenient opportunity. The premises are slick and modern. The coffee sack covered chairs are a nice …

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ExteriorWe seem to be in the midst of another little flurry of new openings, with at least half dozen places having recently launched or preparing to open. A new branch of Patisserie Jacob on South Bridge is one that caught the eye a week or two back so I thought I’d see if it was …

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My good buddy Arianna and I have developed a new and rather silly habit, namely arranging to meet at restaurants that aren’t open. After ending up in the Olive Tree Café Bistro after trying to lunch at Beirut, a few weeks ago, today we were aiming to try Bindi, but upon finding it closed this …

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