Nordic Affar With snow starting to fall, it seemed like a decent opportunity to pay Nordic Affar, near the top of Leith Walk, a visit.Exterior The place had previously opened as a specialist purveyor of Scandinavian ingredients, presumably seeking to support our insatiable desire for hygge or lagom or the latest poorly understood term of …

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Soderberg I’ve found myself stopping in at Peter’s Yard and Soderberg a little less than I once did. It sometimes happens that our love of certain places wanes over time I think that’s what happened in this case. Exterior When they opened a new branch of Soderberg towards the end of last year, it didn’t …

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Seasons – SADLY NOW CLOSED Soup I was sad to see Bangkok Bar and Port of Siam close down, but when my friend Matt told me he was taking over the property to resurrect Festival cocktail pop-up the Liquor Library in the basement and convert the upstairs into a Nordic inspired restaurant, I was intrigued …

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Akva

Lunch tableI’d been to Akva for drinks, for Scran Salon, and for a Mornings Reinvented workshop, but I’d not eaten there, so when my friend Colin suggested lunch in that neighbourhood it seemed like the time had come. It traded rather ignominiously as Cargo for a number of years and is a big barn of …

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ExteriorWith the recent expansion of Peter’s Yard’s empire, with the arrival of a couple of Soderberg branches, it was interesting to note the arrival of Swedish Affar, a little cafe on Glasgow’s Royal Exchange Square. Straight off the train, I headed to check it out. Gloriously white, with an elegant chandelier centrepiece to the room, …

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