La Quinta – SADLY NOW CLOSED A couple of doors down from Bia Bistrot, La Quinta has been plying its trade as a Spanish deli for a while. More recently, it added a cafe to draw people to linger there a little longer once purchases had been made. I popped in to see what was …

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Scorchio Bites On the chilliest day of the season so far, I was in need of a lunchtime pick-me-up. I trotted aimlessly around the city centre and soon alighted upon the police box near the former site of the BHS cafe.Box It had once traded briefly as a souvlaki place called Pitta, but it didn’t …

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Indaba Deli Some very well established Edinburgh places have eluded me over the years. Indaba, the South African-Spanish tapas bar in Tollcross has been one of them. This is partly due to them not opening at lunchtime, but mainly because they’re very popular and almost always busy when I’ve been passing.Interior It has taken the …

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Tapa

ExteriorBlythe’s Verdict In the dim and distant past of 2011, we went on our first Lunchquest, MJ, our friend Tracey and I. That first quest was to Tapa, in its now closed branch on Hanover Street. Already in that first review our now integral fascination with what we were wearing was there. It was lovely …

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ExteriorIn the little shop on East Preston Street where Cafe Valencia traded very briefly, another Spanish place has taken over, in the shape of Forn. On a wild and windy Saturday, I stopped in for a visit. The interior has had a little redesign with the counter moved out of the corner. This makes for …

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