Brazilian Sensation

Brazilian Sensation

Brazilians know how to party – that’s a universally accepted fact. Whether rubbing hips with the beautiful people on the famous Copacabana beach or dancing the night away to samba, choro and forgo beats in Rio’s riotous Lapa district, few do it with as much panache as these guys do. Southside eatery Brazilian Sensation may not have quite the same hedonistic atmosphere as those places, but you’d be hard pushed to find anywhere else in…

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Wildfire Scottish Steak & Seafood Bistro

Wildfire Scottish Steak & Seafood Bistro

The premises are small at Wildfire but the steaks aren’t – this great little restaurant specialises in choice cuts of Aberdeen Angus and a judicious selection of seafood. It has been a fixture on Rose Street’s west end for a decade, but, unlike many of the pubs in the vicinity, it’s a good reason to visit the old thoroughfare if you haven’t been there for a while. It’s a fine example of what you can…

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A trip back in time at the Waverley

A trip back in time at the Waverley

A firm favourite with the AAA team, The Waverley is one of the last independently-owned watering-holes in Edinburgh’s Old Town. A dying breed, the St Mary’s Street boozer is a throwback to a bygone age, a time-machine ride to an era where bar etiquette was adhered to without complaint – much less insult – for fear of ejection. Owner Ian Walker may be a mild-mannered, silvery-haired gentleman of pensionable age, but we’ve witnessed him man-handling…

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There’s no place like Hemma

There’s no place like Hemma

Hemma is a bright and airy cafe-bar on the site of a former brewery that will welcome your entire family without raised eyebrows – heck, even your dog will get served at this great big glass edifice that’s tucked at the bottom of Holyrood Road. Come evening, the venue is just as popular with the afterwork crowd, with staff from nearby offices including the BBC, the Scottish Parliament and the just-moved-in-across-the-road cybergeeks from Rockstar Games,…

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