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when i was in edinburgh last month i was lucky enough to visit the scran & scallie, the more relaxed sibling to michelin star chef tom kitchin's famous kitchin, for a lovely blogger's dinner. founder along with another of scotland's top michelin star chefs, dominic jack, the restaurant boasts a hearty menu of fresh, home-cooked dishes using quality seasonal local produce, that ...
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whole lotta beef

when i was in scotland with scotch beef a few weeks back i visited hardiesmill place in the borders, owned by alison tuke and her husband robin, where they farm 100% prime aberdeen angus and produce the most wonderful steaks and charcuterie. at hardiesmill they believe in breeding beef the traditional way - on grass in the summer and hay, silage and straw ...
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i mentioned recently that i was headed to edinburgh for a 'meaty' weekend, and whilst in town we took the opportunity to dine in what is arguably one of the city's best restaurants: lisa & andrew radford's timberyard. rather aptly named for the building's former warehouse incarnation, timberyard has a strong farm-to-table ethos with ingredients supplied by small, local, artisan ...
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the art of un-doing.

there really is nothing better than taking a time-out from the constant go, go, go of modern life, is there? last week i took myself away from the daily rigours of the big smoke to enjoy a solo sojourn at the english seaside. and let me tell you, it was bliss. i booked myself into the cutest little airbnb studio flat ...
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the grand café

a few weeks ago i had the pleasure of dining with my sister at the new villandry near st. james's. having long been a fan of villandry's original food emporium and grand café on great portland street in fitzrovia, i was excited to visit this new outpost and see how it compared. the all-day restaurant, ideally located just off pall mall to ...
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