FOOD & DRINK
World Cup and plate and knife and . . .
If you're looking for a quiet spot to get away from it all as the country goes football crazy then the THREE QUARTERS SPORTS CAFE is not for you.
WOrds: Jonathan Trew
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drffer’ent shaped halls and generally havrng some regard for your health, Bars, on the other hand, are the rdeal pla(e for slothful rdlrng, and whrle I have sornetrrnes felt more healthy leavrng a bar than on enter'rng rt, hy the trrne
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and frnrshrng ‘.'.:th the ‘<<>‘ie<t lt‘e rup'
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Three Quarters Sports Cafe, 4 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, 622 1622.
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12 ASHTON LANE
25 years of traditional Scottish cooking
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