Menu boardIt’s always good to see a new hot food option at the Castle Terrace Farmers’ Market and particularly exciting when it’s a spin-off from one of the local producers. Such was the case with today’s trip to Good Life, purveyors of fine rose veal. Their menu board held some really tempting options so I …

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Exterior hanging basketsWith my mother Anne in tow, I decided to pay a late lunchtime visit to the Haymarket Bar. Not far from my abode, it’s a place I’ve been visiting from time to time for drinks over the past couple of decades, but I haven’t eaten there on too many occasions. It has been …

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ExteriorI was sad to hear of the demise of Malone’s, just a few weeks ago. The all-night bakery in Slateford had been trading for as long as I can remember and while it was never a service I called upon, as my route home rarely reached those parts, I was always pleased to know it …

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InteriorIt was not my first trip to the Jolly Botanist when I popped in for lunch, on a gloriously sunny day, but it was the first time I was minded to stay for food and indeed there was enough table space to do so. I’d visited previously for the fateful Scotland v Italy rugby match, …

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OystersWhile I languished in a pit of conjunctivitis despair, the wonderful events of the 2015 Budding Chefs programme, which I wrote about over on the Scran Salon website, reached their conclusion with a pop-up event at the French Institute on Randolph Crescent. Fortunately, Eleanor was available to take up the cudgel and sample the delights …

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