Casa Mara Following on from a highly enjoyable visit to The Black Hoof, a few days ago, I found myself still in the mood for Spanish food. I suspect this was because I was looking forward to some time on the beaches of Gran Canaria in the coming days.Interior detail I’d been tracking the refit …

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The Black Hoof Apparently it snows pretty regularly in April, but that was of little comfort as I battled the elements on a thoroughly horrid Wednesday. I was determined to reach my lunch destination of choice, though, which was a Spanish deli and tapas bar called The Black Hoof on Dalry Road. Having been open …

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Indaba Regular guest quester Freya and I have been having a little difference of opinion, recently. She is of the view that Spanish tapas place Serrano Manchego has improved out of all recognition of late, while I reckon it’s pretty much the same as it ever was – decent but with frequent weak dishes.Boquerones To …

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Black Pig and Oyster – SADLY NOW CLOSED The hospitality businesses down on Commercial Quay have taken quite a pasting of late with only the Michelin charms of The Kitchin and all-round appeal of Cafe Tartine enduring.Exterior New in the slot that was International Starters for many years comes the Black Pig and Oyster, a …

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The Spanish Butcher We’re a big chunk into the year and all the best new places (and by that I largely mean new to me rather than newly opened places) have been outside of Edinburgh with three in Glasgow and one in Newcastle. I’m sure this will even out over the year but it certainly …

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