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The Ivy: Hey, Ho, Let’s Go

Everyone’s a celebrity at The Ivy. As we walk through the green curtains we are hit with the lights reflecting the bar, glasses and mirrors, like the flash of baying paparazzi clambering for our photos.

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Yamato

Eastern promises

One of the (many) joys of reviewing Edinburgh’s plethora of restaurants for Lothian Life is discovering new and exciting places to eat, and Yamato is one of those hidden gems I might never have discovered.

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Paul Tamburrini Dining

Hotel dining delights

Paul Tamburrini at Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is my kind of place: fine dining but unpretentious; knowledgeable staff; stylish, unstuffy surroundings; and warm.

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Voujon (Revisited)

A great menu is surely one where you find a mix of old favourites and exciting ‘unknowns’ or tempting surprises. We found all of that last week at Voujon, in Newington.

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Italian Meatballs

Feed your soul with a sharing plate 

During these dark cold winter months it is not easy to find the motivation to cook for friends at home.

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Ruby Red Immunity Boost

If you have perhaps over-indulged over the festive season, take time to make a healthy start to your day with this delightful – and nutritious – combination of fruits.

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