The Spanish Butcher, Edinburgh

  The Spanish Butcher 58a Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3LU 0131 332 0525   www.spanishbutcher.com/edinburgh The Bill Set Menu (Weekdays 12 – 4)  2 courses £25.00 | 3 courses £30.00  A la carte Snacks  £5.00 – £8.00 | Appetizers £9.00 – £18.00 Mains £16.00 – £32.00 | Steak/Pork £12.00 – £16.00 per 100g Desserts £8.50 The…

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Salerno Pizza, Edinburgh

  Salerno Pizza 405 – 407 St James Crescent, Edinburgh EH1 3AE 0333 011 5381  www.salernopizza.co.uk The Bill Pizzas  £8.35 – £14.65 | Sides £3.75 – £8.50 Desserts £3.75 – £6.95 The Score Cooking 5/10 | Service 3.5/5 Flavour 4/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 16.5/25 Dolly the Sheep was created just outside Edinburgh. The original…

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Sushisamba, Edinburgh

  Sushisamba, W Hotel 1 St James Square, Edinburgh EH1 3AX 0131 287 1450 www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/ediwh-w-edinburgh/dining The Bill A la carte Appetisers £5 – £8 | Small plates £9 – £20 | Raw £12 – £17 Robata £9 – £70 | Large Plates £18 – £120  Samba, Nigiri, Sashimi £8 – £40 | Desserts £10 -…

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Hendersons, Edinburgh

  Hendersons 7 – 13 Barclay Place Edinburgh EH10 4HW 0131 202 1635  www.hendersonsrestaurant.com The Bill Lunch Deal (Monday – Friday) £10.00  A la carte Starters  £6.50 – £9.00 | Mains £6.50 – £18.80 Desserts £6.00 – £8.50 The Score Cooking 7/10 | Service 4/5 Flavour 4.5/5 | Value 4.5/5 TOTAL 20/25 Are your recollections…

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Ragù Pasta, Edinburgh

  Ragù Pasta 92 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DF 0131 526 3939  www.ragupasta.co.uk The Bill A la carte Sides  £4.00 – £7.50 | Mains £8.00 – £14.00 Desserts £4.50 – £6.00 The Score Cooking 4.5/10 | Service 5/5 Flavour 3.5/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 17/25 Is this another good thing arriving from the west? You…

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The Citizen, Glasgow

  The Citizen 24 St Vincent Place, Glasgow G1 2EU 0141 222 2909  www.thecitizenglasgow.co.uk The Bill A la carte Starters  £6.95 – £9.95 | Mains £15.95 – £36.95 Desserts £5.95 – £7.95 The Score Cooking 5/10 | Service 4/5 Flavour 4/5 | Value 3.5/5 TOTAL 16.5/25 In spite of Humphrey Bogart films, I seriously doubt…

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Da Etta, Rome

  Da Etta Piazza in Piscinula 42 – 47, 00153 Rome +39 06 581 6249   www.ostepercaso.com/da-etta   The Bill (Euros) A la carte Antipasti €12.00 – €24.00 | Pasta €14.00 – €18.00 Secondi €20.00 – €26.00 | Dolci €8.00 – €10.00 The Score Cooking 6/10 | Service 5/5 Flavour 4/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 19/25…

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The Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry – Guest Reviewer Miranda Heggie

  The Old Mill Inn Mill Lane, Pitlochry, PH16 5BH 01796 474020  www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk The Bill A la carte Starters  £5.95 – £13.50 | Mains £17.95 – £32.95 Desserts £7.50 – £8.50 The Score Cooking 8/10 | Service 4/5 Flavour 4/5 | Value 3.5/5 TOTAL 19.5/25 Miranda Heggie I always find meal timings a bit tricky…

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Tom Eats! In Rome

  Tom Eats! in Rome For a reviewer, four, I think, is the magic number. Sample any fewer plates and you can’t be sure you’re getting a representative sample. Four folk each having three different courses is ideal, but life just isn’t normally like that. Dinner at Casa Johnston tends to be a one course…

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La P’tite Folie, Edinburgh

  La P’tite Folie 9 Randolph Place, Edinburgh EH2 1LH 0131 225 8678   www.laptitefolie.co.uk The Bill  2 Courses Set Lunch £19.95 A la carte Starters  £6.50 – £14.00 | Mains £16.00 – £29.95 Desserts £7.50  The Score Cooking 6/10 | Service 4/5 Flavour 4/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 19/25 St James Centre – A Planning…

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Daika Kanm, Edinburgh

  Daika Kanm 3 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2PW 0131 225 1329  www.daika.co.uk The Bill  A la carte Starters  £8.60 – £10.50 | Mains £17.95 – £22.85 Desserts £6.50 – £8.95 The Score Cooking  4/10 | Service 3/5 Flavour  3/5 | Value 3/5 TOTAL 13/25 A confession. The Johnston family owes an apology or two to…

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pizzologist, Edinburgh – Guest Reviewer Miranda Heggie

  pizzologist 70 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5LQ 0131 603 0173    www.pizzologist.co.uk   The Bill  A la carte Starters  £4.00 – £12.00 | Mains £7.50 – £12.50 Desserts £2.00 – £8.00 The Score Cooking  7/10 | Service 4/5  Flavour  5/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 21/25 The winner of the Tom Eats! Be A Restaurant…

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Educated Flea, Edinburgh

  Educated Flea 32B Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3SB 0131 556 8092 www.educatedflea.co.uk The Bill  Lunch  2 courses £20.00 A la carte Starters  £6.00 | Mains £15.00   Sharing Plates (for 2) £30.00 – £60.00 | Desserts £6.00 Dinner  Starters  £6.00 – £10.00 | Mains £18.00 £26.00  Sharing Plates (for 2) £36.00 – £60.00 | Desserts…

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The Ubiquitous Chip, Glasgow

  The Ubiquitous Chip 12 Ashton Lane, Glasgow G12 8SJ 0141 334 5007 www.ubiquitouschip.co.uk   The Bill  A la carte Starters  £9.00 – £16.00 | Mains £19.00 – £35.00 The Score Cooking  8/10 | Service 4/5 Flavour  5/5 | Value 4.5/5 TOTAL 21.5/25 Nooo! I said to myself. It’s happened. Worst fears realised. When you…

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The Prahna Indian Grill, Edinburgh

  The Prahna Indian Grill 295A St John’s Road Edinburgh EH12 7XF 0131 334 9998  www.theprahna.co.uk   The Bill  A la carte Starters  £7.50 – £14.00 | Mains £12.00 – £32.00 The Score Cooking  7/10 | Service 4/5 Flavour  4.5/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 19.5/25 Prahna: Breath, Considered A Life Giving Force Prahna Is Not…

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The Fat Pheasant Country Pub, Newton, by Edinburgh

  The Fat Pheasant Country Pub 13 -15 Main Street, Newton, EH52 6QE West Lothian 0131 629 8671  www.fatpheasantnewton.co.uk The Bill A la carte Starters  £5.95- £12.95 | Mains £15.95 – £29.95 Desserts £7.50 The Score Team L Cooking  3/10 | Service 4/5 Flavour  2/5 | Value 2/5  TOTAL 11/25 Team T Cooking 8.5/10 |…

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Dine Craiglockhart, Edinburgh

  Dine Craiglockhart 101B Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1AL 0131 229 2929   www.craiglockhart.scot   The Bill  Set Menu 2 courses £21.50 | 3 courses £28.50 A la carte Starters  £7.00 – £10.50 | Mains £16.00 – £27.50 Desserts £6.50 – £7.50 The Score Cooking  7.5/10 | Service 4/5 Flavour  5/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 21.5/25…

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Celentano’s, Glasgow

  28 – 32 Cathedral Square Glasgow G4 0XA 0131 552 3519 www.celentanosglasgow.com The Bill  A la carte Snacks  £3.00 – £8.00 | Antipasti £11.50 – £12.50 Primi £12.00 – £14.00 |  Secondi £17.50 – £27.00 Desserts £6.00 – £7.00  Feasting Menu £49.00 The Score Cooking  8.5/10 | Service 2/5 Flavour  5/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL…

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Baia, Speightstown, Barbados

  Baia Sand Street, Speightstown, Barbados +1 246 432 2242  www.baiabarbados.com The Bill*  A la carte Ceviche/Raw  £14.00 – £22.00 | Small Plates £14.00 – £23.00 Mains £24 – £52 | Desserts £8.00 – £16.00 The Score Cooking  8/10 | Service 5/5 Flavour  5/5 | Value 3.5/5 TOTAL 21.5/25 After a car crash of a…

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Cobbler’s Cove, Speightstown, Barbados

  Cobblers Cove, Road View, Speightstown BB26025 Barbados, West Indies +1 246 422 2291 www.cobblerscove.com   The Bill  A la carte Starters  £18.00 – £20.00 | Mains £30.00 – £50.00 Desserts £14.00 The Score Cooking  5.5/10 | Service 3.5/5 Flavour  3.5/5 | Value 2.5/5 TOTAL 15/25 How many places do you know which provide diners…

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Review of the 2023 Part 2: 1 – 14=

Well here we are, featuring the crème de la crème of 2023. It’s fair to say that it hasn’t been a vintage year. Having said that, let’s not take anything away from the top three, number one, Tapa and Tipo. It would be hard to find three more disparate places. Number one is a grand…

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Review of the 2023 Part 1: 16 – 36

As ever, we finish with our end of year review. 36 places sampled for your delight in 2023. While this is the lower half, bear in mind that a mark of 17.5 or over is 70%, no mean score in anyone’s system. It’s been odd year overall. At the top end the scores have been…

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The Voyage of Buck, Edinburgh

  The Voyage of Buck 29 – 31 William Street, Edinburgh EH3 7NF 0131 225 5748 www.thevoyageofbuckedinburgh.co.uk The Bill  A la carte Starters  £7.00 – £11.00 | Mains £17.00 – £22.00 Desserts £6.00 – £7.00 The Score Cooking  5.5/10 | Service 4.5/5 Flavour  4/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 18/25   Arriving here for lunch I…

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Everest Inn, Perth

  Everest Inn 36 South Methven Street, Perth PH1 5NU 01738 622563  www.everestinnscotland.co.uk The Bill Set Lunch (drink included) Curry £10.95 | Thali £15.95  A la carte Starters  £5.00 – £8.45 | Mains £10.95 – £17.95 Desserts £6.00 The Score Cooking  6.5/10 | Service 4/5 Flavour  4.5/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 19.5/25 Fine food can…

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