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organic tea bags and still manage to undercut high street prices. Go in to pick up a Christmas catalogue or a cafetiere or just to pick the brains of the immensely knowledgeable owners.

I Wrap 17 Stafford Street. 220 2328. Ifyour are looking for something different and unusual then Wrap is the place to go. A whole range of interesting present ideas. from beautiful jewellery to tiny

stocking-fillers and the softest of soft 9

toys. New in this year are Dreamcatchers, made by Native Americans to hang above your bed

and to dispel bad dreams and capture

your good dreams. I Elizabeth's 34 Alva Street, 220 6105. Cosy coffee shop just off

and a wide variety of filled rolls and baked potatoes to eat in or take

particularly sumptuous array of cakes and gateaux tempt the visitor

to linger on for a second course. Also

open on Sundays until the new year. I Cuisine d’Odile French Institute, 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366. Tucked away in the French Institute, this small, weekday lunchtimes only, restaurant now has such a following that it is best to book before turning up. Chef Odile Petre concentrates on ‘cooking what I enjoy’ which includes succulent meat and fish dishes for under £4 and a Christmas lunch menu that offers turkey in pinot de charente sauce, and haunch of venison.

I Walkers Ltd 23 Queensferry Street, 225 8775. Delicatessen with a wide


Open Lunch and Dinner Sunday Brunch Bar Open all day

Tel: 031-225 5144

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range ofcheeses, cold meats and g breads and the added advantage of a

. 1 fresh fruit and vegetable section Stafford Street servrng lasagne, tacos

stocking unusual produce. Walkers make up hampers and baskets for

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; Christmas; they also have an unusual away. Generous cups of coffee and a 1

selection oflunchtime rolls turkey :

with lime mayonnaise sounds particularly intriguing.

I Flying Colours Gallery 35 William Street, 225 6776. Innovative contemporary art gallery showing both new and established artists. Current exhibition is ofexpressionist landscapes by artist Ghislaine Howard but they have a permanent and wide-ranging collection of original art for sale priced from £40 which will be on show for Christmas. I Topsy Turvy18 William Street, 225 2643. A clothes shop for the discerning young, Topsy Turvy brightens up the street with its display ofcolourful continental children’s clothing. Brands unavailable in larger stores such as

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Chipie, Diesel, Bourget and Marese can be found here.

I Eliot’s Delicatessen 5a William Street, 226 6715. Small but stuffed with good things, Eliot’s offers hampers. baby stiltons and truckle cheeses for Christmas as well as an interesting line in Chutneys, preserves and wines. Takeaway food and an outside catering service are popular with nearby offices.

I Berts Bar 29—31 William Street. 225 5748. Wood, tiles and leather upholstered benches give this pub an old-fashioned feel which belies its young clientele. Bert‘s has a good range ofcask-conditioned ales but its real claim to fame lies in the range of mince and steak pies made on the premises.

I Old Orleans Restaurant 30 Grindlay Street, 229 1511. Spacious restaurant and cocktail bar with a cajun flavour that fills up to capacity on Friday and Saturday nights. With an extended Happy Hour from 3—8pm, a

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bartender who has just won the bartender of the year award for his cocktails and an extensive Christmas menu, it seems sure to be popular over the festive season. I Phipps Restaurant Grindlay Street, 229 8663. Despite its plate glass windows, the Royal Lyceum’s restaurant has an intimate feel and a low-key theatricality imparted by the props from past productions that decorate the walls. Food is Scottish/French with a good value pre or post-theatre dinner menu and a special children’s menu for pantomime-goers over Christmas. I Fllmhouse Bar 88 Lothian Road, 228 6382. The Filmhouse’s busy bar and cafe are perenially popular and plans are afoot to extend the range of food available. An adventurous menu concentrating on value and quality will be introduced at the cafe in the next few weeks with a bistro section to open in February.

Open Monday - Saturday lO-6pm Sunday 1 l-Spm 7 The Grassmarket, Edinburgh. 031 229 7884

We think we have a gift for almost everyone -

Come & rummage! We have pottery, jewellery, crystals & candles, soft toys 8: wooden toys, craft-kits & bangles. Also a really rather good selection of quality, value-for-money stocking fillers & an unusual range of Xmas decorations.

And having rummaged. relax with a cup of coffee or tea and a Xmas goodle in our coffee-house.