Maki & Ramen It had long been in my mind to give the Maki & Ramen Omakase restaurant on Fountainbridge a visit, but I’m not in these parts quite as often as I once was. When a meeting at Akva took me there on a Monday evening, I enlisted the help of regular guest questers …

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The Little Fox Deli The hunt for coronation chicken excellence took me to Tollcross and a place I’d not visited before called the Little Fox Deli. Exterior Their livery is bright orange and their detailing foxy brown. It’s fun and welcoming. This was matched by the welcome from the friendly counter staff. Before I’d ordered …

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Crosstown

Crosstown Our Beer Man’s Verdict The old Lock 25 – in Fountainbridge – was never a pub I visited when it was open.Exterior An issue with that part of town – as highlighted in our review of the Beer Kitchen – is that it has a couple of genuine destination beer venues in the Hanging …

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Piccolino Tripadvisor divides opinion but has moments of splendid entertainment. One such moment occurred with the arrival of Bruno’s 7-to-7, a diner that took over the premises previously graced by Two Thin Laddies. Their negative reviews were one thing; their responses were another. At the height of this, I remember bumping into a well-known Edinburgh …

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Grass Roots I seem to have gone off at a slightly alarming vegan tangent of late with trips to Picnic, Tempehtation, Harmonium and Face Plant. This trend continued with a visit to Grass Roots, a little cafe on Gilmore Place.Exterior Styling itself as a “plant-based coffee bar and lifestyle store”, I’d previously popped in for …

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