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July 17, 2019

First up, as per previous blogs, Vietnam House restaurant has launched a new sister branch. Pho Viet is now up and running on Dalry Road.

As the name suggests, fragrant noodle soup or pho is the house speciality. Main pic is from Pho Viet's website.

Sticking with Asian flavours, Stuart Ralston, the chef patron of the fabulous Aizle restaurant, has announced his plans to open Noto, a new city centre venture this August.

Stuart Ralston.

Stuart Ralston.

Named after Bob Noto, a late friend of Stuart and well-known New York man about town, Noto is taking shape in the former Iris premises on Thistle Street.

Set to open early to mid-August, Noto will offer all-day a la carte dining from late morning, Wednesday to Sunday.

It's billed as a New York-inspired restaurant with a love for Asian cuisine'.

The menu will feature an international repertoire of small and large dishes, as well as daily specials and brunch options.

Looking further ahead, DRG, the team behind the Di Maggio, Café Andaluz and Amarone restaurants among others, has announced that they will open a new 120 cover restaurant in the Raeburn Place development which is currently taking shape in Stockbridge.

October launch for Tattu

Tattu's signature dessert: cherry blossom with candy floss blossom and chocolate tree.

Tattu's signature dessert: cherry blossom with candy floss blossom and chocolate tree. Pic: Facebook.

Back in the centre of town, we have an update on progress at Tattu restaurant on West Register Street.

A Chinese restaurant where 'tradition meets contemporary', it seems that Tattu is aiming to open in mid-October.

There are already branches of Tattu in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.

We also see that the former public loos on Brandon Terrace look set to be turned into The Toll House Restaurant.

According to plans lodged with the council, it will have a terrace facing onto the Water of Leith.

If the plans are approved, the architects will no doubt be flushed with success.

Sorry. I'll get me coat.

But not before noting that Tommy's Banglacafé on South Charlotte Street looks as though it may well be launching imminently.

We'll fill in the details as we get them.