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Edinburgh’s most recent Michelin starred restaurant that we visited on my daughter’s birthday.

Fixed price menu (£43) – canapes were wonderful (blue cheese choux pastry, foie gras and pork roll) as was the amuse bouche (artichoke foam). My starter was tian of crab which was excellent but the parmesan and truffle souffle was outstanding. Main course – roast monkfish was very good and banana souffle for pudding was remarkable. With an Australian riesling and a New Zealand SB, we were about £60 each. Highly recommended.

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Small French restaurant that I hadn’t been to for many years. Not classically French but with Moroccan influences. I had squid to start which is there speciality – good, but not as good as I remembered it. Main course was seafood gumbo which was excellent. As we were with an Australophile, we had Australian rather than French wine. Good, middling restaurant. About £30 each with wine.

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Bright modern restaurant for lunch. Soup and vegetable pizza. Pizza was thin and crispy as in Italy. Quite good.

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Recommended as one of the most authentic Chinese restaurants in Scotland and 4 of us went for Sunday Dim Sum. We were with an expert so we let him do the ordering and almost everything was excellent. My contribution was to suggest ordering ‘Five Spice Beef Belly’. This was tripe which wasn’t as bad as I remembered it but which really wasn’t great. Particularly enjoyed the crispy fried squid and the salted duck eggs with pork chops.

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