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Glass and Thompson, Edinburgh

Elegant coffee shop and deli with wonderful cakes and pastries.
Some pricey lunchtime dishes but good soup.
Although musac-free it's not always quiet as the coffee grinder is appallingly loud.

Location

2 Dundas Street
EH3 6SU Edinburgh
GB
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The Olive Grove

Small and friendly. Home baking to go with morning coffee or afternoon teas. Home made soups, toasties and bacon rolls for lunch. 5 minutes uphill walk from city centre. No music!

Location

6 Southside Road
IV2 3AU Inverness
GB
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Toll Gate

Wetherspoons pub with real ale, real cider and food. Latest check 12 April 2017.

Location

26 - 30 Turnpike Lane
N8 0PS Haringey
GB
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Spouter's Corner

Wetherspoons pub with real ale, real cider and food. Latest check 12 April 2017.

Location

180 High Road
N22 6EJ Wood Green
GB
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New Crown

Wetherspoons pub with real ale, real cider and food. Latest check 12 April 2017.

Location

80 - 84 Chase Side
N14 5PH Southgate
GB
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Filmhouse Cafe/Bar, Edinburgh

A quiet relaxed place to be in the daytime, with very low levels of music playing and none atall if you're lucky. Even lunchtimes have a quiet atmosphere even though the Fimhouse is only a couple of hundred yards from Edinburgh's West End. In the evening it gets much busier and noisier with music turned up.

Main meals £5/£7 from 3pm to 5pm.

Hot and cold food available until 10pm every day. Friendly staff.
''Eleven draught beers, five real ales, twelve wines by the glass, loads of bottled beers and over thirty malt whiskies''

Location

88 Lothian Road 0131 229 5932
EH3 9BZ Edinburgh
GB
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The Martins Arms Inn, Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire NG12 3FD

Excellent quality, Italian owner, hates piped music.

Location

School Lane
NG12 3FD Colston Bassett , NTT
Nottinghamshire GB
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Metropolitan Bar

Wetherspoons pub with real ale, real cider and food. A peaceful escape from the crowds queuing for Madam Tussauds. Latest check 7 February 2017.

Location

7 Station Approach
NW1 5LD Marylebone
GB
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Builders Arms

Proper side-street pub with real ale and Thai food. The front bar is the quiet one. Latest check 6 December 2016.

Location

3 Albert Road
EN4 9SH New Barnet , HRT
Hertfordshire GB
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Railway Bell

Wetherspoons pub with real ale, real cider and food. Latest check 6 December 2016.

Location

13 East Barnet Road
EN4 8RR New Barnet , HRT
Hertfordshire GB
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