Savannah Cafe Cassis had done some very good work from their premises in the Salisbury Hotel for many years, so I was sad to hear they were closing. The original plan was for another French-style place to take over operations, but when that fell through Savannah soon appeared, showcasing a South African influenced menu. Balls …

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On Bap On a blazing hot lunchtime, my usual contrariness took me to a Korean restaurant where I strongly desired hot stone bibimbap served with all the available spice. My fellow lunchers would get quite the insight into how much one man can sweat.Exterior The venue of choice was recently opened On Bap on Clerk …

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Machina Espresso The folks at Machina Espresso dropped me a line to let me know that it was time for another visit as they’d made some changes to the lunch menu at their Nicolson Street branch. I was more than happy to oblige on a sunny Monday.Exterior I’d visited the place shortly after it opened …

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Strigicake I was sad to see the Tartan Stag on East Preston Street close but it didn’t come as a massive surprise. Since trading for many years as Chatterbox this location has cycled through businesses with Cafe Valencia and Forn – which was outstandingly good) also having come and gone in our brief time closely …

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Maki Maki I’d heard strong reports about Maki Maki and have always really enjoyed their sister restaurant Maki & Ramen so a lunchtime visit was long overdue. Exterior It’s a compact little place with seating for maybe eight at the counter. It’s a classic sushi bar set-up which allows you to get a good feel …

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