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, Speightown, Barbados

  Cobblers Cove, Road View, Speightown 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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the butterfly and the pig, Glasgow

  the butterfly and the pig 151 Bath Street Glasgow G2 4SQ 0141 221 7711   www.thebutterflyandthepig.com The Bill Starters  £5.85 – £7.85 | Mains £13.95 – £24.95 Desserts £6.00 The Score Cooking  5.5/10 | Service 2.5/5 Flavour  4/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 17/25 If you are experiencing a feeling of déja vu (or, more accurately,…

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Kanpai, Edinburgh

Kanpai 8 – 10 Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AS  0131 228 1602 www.kanpaisushiedinburgh.co.uk The Bill Leaving aside selection plates, prices range from £4.50 – £22.50. We paid £50 for two, excluding drinks and tip. The Score Cooking  6.5/10 | Service 2/5 Flavour  4/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 16.5/25 Lost in Translation. If I remember correctly,…

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chá, chá, chá, Olhão

chá, chá, chá Travessa do Gaibéu 19 8700-544 Olhão, Algarve, Portugal +351 918 727 242   www.chachacha.pt The Bill Petiscos (Small Plates) €5.00 – €10.00 Pratos (Bigger Plates) €14.50 – €29.50  Puds Can’t remember The Score Cooking  7.5/10 | Service 5/5 Flavour  4/5 | Value 4/5 TOTAL 20.5/25 So you’re down in the Algarve, and you’re looking for…

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The Walnut, Edinburgh

  The Walnut, 9 Croall Place. Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH7 4LT 0131 281 1236  www.thewalnutedinburgh.co.uk The Bill Lunch 2 courses £25.00  3 courses £28.00 Dinner 2 courses £28.00  3 courses £32.00 The Score Cooking  5.5/10 | Service 3.5/5 Flavour  3.5/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 17.5/25 Walnut Whip What is normal? A question asked often, everywhere.…

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The Caddy Mann, Jedburgh

  The Caddy Mann Mounthooly, Jedburgh TD8 6TJ 01835 850787 www.caddymann.com The Bill A la carte  Starters £6.50 – £11.50 |  Mains £16.00 – £26.50  Desserts £7.25  The Score Cooking  7/10 | Service 5/5 Flavour  4/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 21/25 I really should get out further afield, people tell me. And I should stop…

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Tapa, Edinburgh

  Tapa 19 Shore Place, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6SW 0131 476 6776   www.tapaedinburgh.co.uk The Bill Lunch Tuesday to Saturday £15.00  A la carte (Half price Thursdays*) Para picar £2.50 – £5.95 |  Tapas £6.25 – £17.00  Charcuteria £15.00 – £36.00 | Para Algo Dulce £5.95 – £9.95 The Score Cooking  8/10 | Service 4.5/5 Flavour  5/5…

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Tom Eats! A New Restaurant Critic

  I permitted myself a small smile when I heard that Marina O’Loughlin was packing it in as restaurant critic of the Sunday Times. Not, I hasten to add, that I disliked her work. It was just that when one door closes, opportunity knocks, if you get my drift. The credentials for a replacement? Well,…

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Pound Kyoto Ekimae, Kyoto, Japan

  Pound Kyoto Ekimae 185 – 1 Higashi Sakaicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8217, Japan +81 75-708 8929   website not functioning The Bill (Based on £1 – 181.5 Yen plus 10% Tax) Starters £4.75 – £17.00 |  Steaks £67.00 – £185.00 Desserts £4.00 – £4.50 The Score Cooking  7/10 | Service 1.5/5 Flavour  4/5 | Value 3.5/5…

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Herringbone, Goldenacre, Edinburgh

  Herringbone 2 South Trinity Road, Edinburgh EH5 3NR 0131 552 3292  www.herringbone-goldenacre.co.uk   The Bill Daytime Starters £4.75 – £7.50 | Mains £12.95 – £18.90 Desserts £4.00 – £7.50 Dinner Starters £4.75 – £8.50 | Mains £14.50 – £20.95 Desserts £4.00 – £7.50 The Score Cooking  6/10 | Service 4.5/5 Flavour  4/5 | Value…

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Hamiltons, Edinburgh

  Hamiltons 16 – 18 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh EH3 5AU 0131 226 4199 www.hamiltonsedinburgh.co.uk     The Bill Lunch (Mon – Fri) Sandwiches £11.00 – £13.00 | Mains £14.00 – £22.00 Desserts £8.00  Dinner Starters £5.00 – £8.00 | Sharing Plates £10.00 – £15.00 Mains £14.00 – £22.00 | Desserts £8.00 The Score Cooking  4.5/10 | Service…

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Zizzi, Edinburgh

  Zizzi 42 Queensferry Street, Edinburgh EH2 4RA 0131 225 6937 www.zizzi.co.uk/italian/restaurants/edinburgh-queensferry-street     The Bill Starters £4.65 – £9.00 | Pasta £14.95 – £17.45  Pizza £14.00 – £17.45 |  Mains £14.45 – £17.45  Desserts £6.75 – £8.00   The Score Cooking  6.5/10 | Service 4.5/5 Flavour  4/5 | Value 2/5 TOTAL 17/25  Breathtaking. Jawdroppingly awesome.…

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Tipo, Edinburgh

  Tipo 110 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4DR 0131 226 4545 www.tipoedinburgh.co.uk/     The Bill snacks and breads £6.00 – £8.00  small plates £12.00 – £14.00  pasta £13.00 – £15.00 |  main dishes £22.00 – £35.00  dessert £6.00 – £7.00   The Score Cooking  8/10 | Service 4.5/5 Flavour  5/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 22.5/25  Restaurant…

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Dakota Grill, Dakota Hotel, Glasgow

  Dakota Grill Dakota Hotel Glasgow 179 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 4DP 0141 404 3680  www.dakotahotels.co.uk The Bill Set Lunch  2 courses £30.00 | 3 courses £35.00 A la carte Starters £10.00 – £16.00  |  Mains £20.00 – £37.50  Desserts £9.00 – £10.00   The Score Cooking  6.5/10 | Service 4/5 Flavour  4.5/5 |…

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The Kirklands Hotel, Kinross

  The Kirklands Hotel 20 High Street, Kinross, KY13 8AN 01577 863313    www.thekirklandshotel.com The Bill A la carte Small Bites £7.00 (3 for £19.00)  Mains £13.95 – £21.95 (Small portions are available for some dishes) Desserts £5.50 – £6.95   The Score Cooking  4.5/10 | Service 3.5/5 Flavour  3.5/5 | Value 5/5 TOTAL 16.5/25 …

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Wahaca, Edinburgh

  Wahaca  16 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AU 0131 564 3850 www.wahacaco.uk The Bill A la carte Nibbles £5.75 – £7.95 | Street Food £6.95 – £7.50 Bigger Plates £10.75 – £13.50 | Sides £1.95 – £5.75 Desserts £6.50 – £6.75   The Score Cooking  5/10 | Service (Visit 1 – 5/5: Visit…

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