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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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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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