One of the great benefits of our training for long charity walks has been that we’ve had a good opportunity to survey all the restaurant comings and goings across Edinburgh, and come across many spots that we hadn’t particularly heard about. One such place we spotted on our travels was the Nira Caledonia, a boutique …

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I’d long been promising myself a visit to Wildfire, the steak and seafood restaurant on Rose Street, as I had a feeling that my intermittent quest for a good steak restaurant in Edinburgh may find fertile ground within its walls.Exterior I was joined today by Jenny, who is Yelp’s Edinburgh Community Manager. She’s previous joined …

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Victoria Street and its continuations boast some really high-quality shops, restaurants and cafés. MJ, when not inside tweed shop Walker Slater, can often be found gazing longingly into their window. Together, we’ve had many enjoyable visits to Hula, and recently I had a lovely visit to the Grain Store, with today’s guest quester, Patrick. Throw …

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A busy week reached its conclusion with a visit to Aberdour, to catch up with my recently married friends, Iain and Aileen. I wrote about the delights of their wedding reception at Loch Leven’s Larder, on Total Food Geeks. With Cake Quest’s Sarah also joining the party and the prospect of ukulele music, later on, …

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I have been on a quite spectacular run of plan dissolution, of late. This evening the plans of an entire set of Food Geeks were rendered soggy and useless by water troubles affecting a temporary closure of Hot Hot in Tollcross, where we’d planned to spend our Tuesday evening. Soup I was still in desperate need …

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