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Large farmers’ market that we visit most weekends that we are in Edinburgh. Stalls come and go but my favourites are Jock’s Tattie stall (though I haven’t seen him for a while), the Northumbrian Pie stall, Belhaven Fruit (in the summer) and Creelers for fish. Puddledub bacon is pretty good. The organic veggie stalls are OK but over-priced and their quality is a bit variable.

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A quick lunch here with my daughter (june 2008) as it looked a more interesting menu than some of the other places. She had beef salad, I had a goats cheese, roasted pepper and rocket sandwich. Tasty but not cheap, although probably average for George St.

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The Carron is an unusual art-deco restaurant in the seaside town of Stonehaven. Saturday lunch on a sunny terrace where I had crab soup and unusual deep fried beetroot. Everything was excellent. Highly recommended.

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We ate here a while ago and had a terrible meal. However, this place is well thought of so I thought I’d try again in May 2008. Went for lunch and had a simple meal of bruschetta followed by sea bream with a glass of house white. It was good so we’ll try it again in the evening

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Travels

Not blogged for a while as we’ve been travelling. I won’t say too much about it except that we had no bad meals in Australia. In the unlikely event of you being in Exmouth, WA, go to the Whalers Restaurant – really super seafood, especially the local bugs. In Hong Kong, the lunchtime dim sum at Maxims Palace, City Hall was wonderful though we have no idea what we had. More prosaically, Millstones Inn, West Bradford in Lancashire was excellent for lunch with very unusual Rhubarb with white wine jelly as a starter.

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