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The Allan Ramsay Hotel, Carlops

The Allan Ramsay Hotel is in a blink-and-you’ll miss it location, on the side of the A720 at Carlops, around 15 minutes from the Edinburgh bypass.

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The Stair Arms, Pathhead

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a home from home, and dinner and an overnight stay at the friendly and comfortable Stair Arms, certainly felt like a mini holiday.

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Edinburgh Mosque Kitchen

A Love/Love Relationship.

Following my appetite, I wander the High Street. A few of us file through the doors of The Edinburgh Mosque Kitchen, and straightaway, there’s a wall of olfactory goodness: braised vegetables, dahl, marsala rice, fresh naan bread.

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Umi, Oh My!

It’s hard to say which is best: the quirky interior of new Stockbridge restaurant Umi, the incredibly friendly and down-to-earth staff, or the exquisite Japanese food.

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Franco Manca – Pizza Perfect

Franco Manca, home of sourdough pizza, has been open in Edinburgh barely two weeks, yet on a rainy Tuesday lunchtime, half hidden by scaffolding, it already feels right at home.

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Dance, Dance, Dance, to the Fife Arms

I keep my polarised Thom Browne sunglasses on in the cocktail waiting room; there’s an impressive selection of Man Ray photographs in the owner’s collection. Someone said the place reminded them of the Addams’ Family –  Hmm. Maybe if there was more dust and cobwebs, but not really.

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