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5 Buccleuch Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9JN
1 Antigua Street, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3NH
191 St Johns Road, Edinburgh, Scotland EH12 7SL
Been here several times now. once using a groupon voucher and have never been disappointed. If you are in the area call in. Tacked on to an interior design business the cafe/coffee shop is cosy, quirky and the coffee is good! Food is of a high standard for the remarkably reasonable price and the seating a mix of comfy sofas and wooden tables and chairs. The mix of Rococco type ornate mirrors and big glass chandelier only adds to the pleasantly eccentric atmosphere. Even better for harassed mums there is a ‘family’ room to the rear of the cafe which is safely gated in and supplied with toys etc and sofas/tables for the mums! Everything is fresh and I can vouch for the addictive properties of the lentil and chipotle soup!! The staff are pleasant and while the service can be a little on the slow side it scarcely matters as it is a pleasure to just sit and enjoy the ambience.
19 Shore Place, Edinburgh, Scotland EH6 6SW
Heard on the grapevine that the food in the Leith Tapa is better so we went for lunch. Five hours later we are still stuffed! Portions are very generous and we loved it! Only slight criticism it that the olives are pitted and I prefer mine with the stones in, more herby, and not so wet with oil. Pleasant enough though. We had fried spicy chorizo, patatas bravas, spicy chicken breast in batter, meatballs in a tomato sauce and prawns pil pil and all were superb. We washed it down with some sherry (well, it is a Spanish restaurant) and had a decent coffee to finish. Best tapas since we were last in Spain and we will definitely be back – soon! A bonus is the situation. After the meal it is very pleasant to stroll along the quay sides.
7 Henderson Row, Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 5DH
Hmm. I had heard that this place had good fish and chips so we went a few days ago. Have to say we were disappointed. The chips were soggy and the fish not in the slightest crisp. (Not a patch on the Tailend on Leith Walk.) You can’t beat proper fish and chips if well done but this didn’t come close.
41 West Preston Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9PY
Returned to the hanedan for the second time last night just to see if it was as good as last time. It was. If you haven’t visited then do so asap. This is the best Turkish restaurant in Edinburgh, small, simple but the food is fantastic and very reasonably priced. The kebabs are unbelievably tasty especially the chicken. This time around we diverged from the mixed mezze starter and chose at random including favourites from last time, Borek, cannellini bean salad, meatballs and spicy sliced sausage with pitta bread and olives, followed by lamb and chicken kebabs, lovely buttery rice, a bowl of creamy cacek and two bowls of delicious chilli sauce. (last time we found one bowl a bit small for us to share so had to ask for another) The combination is fabulous. Rather ashamed to admit we succumbed to greed and had baklava for dessert. What can I say? My teeth may never recover from the sweetness but it was an experience! Can’t wait to return!
77B George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 3EE
Being mid-summers day, of course it was raining hard so I dripped into Cafe Andaluz for some reviving tapas. Decor is great - loads of wonderful wrought iron, beautiful tiling and lovely ceramics. From the 'any 3 tapas' menu I picked Albondigas/pork meatballs in a spicy sauce (yum), pollo marinado/pieces of marinaded chicken with a chilli yogurt (also yum) and patatas bravas which were lovely and spicy if a little less crisp that I would have liked. My 'small' glass of house wine was satisfyingly large and came with a glass of iced water. I will be back for a mid-morning coffee sometime as the surroundings beat the nearby Starbucks hands down.
Thoroughly recommend it.
93 St. Leonard's Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9QY
Tiny place so better to book. Very basic decor with oil-cloth checked table coverings and a huge,rather startling picture of said rice terraces along one wall. We loved it immediately!
Extremely friendly and informative waiter talked us through the unfamiliar menu and we opted for the meat menu for two and to eat with our hands. Food here is of the gently spiced, comfort variety but definitely different. Plates were woven and topped with banana leaves. Rice came in a bamboo tube! We waded happily and messily (you need the finger bowls) through an assortment of meats and veg. The real stars of the evening though were the desserts!! Curiosity made me choose the one made with coconut and corn kernels which came in a wedge drizzled with a sweet sauce. First taste was frankly - um - odd, but thereafter strangely addictive. My husband took the Halo Halo, a dish of sweet tropical fruits, shaved ice and purple ice-cream. He loved it! So did I when I managed to steal some.
A very enjoyable, fun and affordable meal. We'll be back to try the seafood banquet and more of the fab Filippino desserts.
46 West Richmond Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9DZ
We visited on a very stormy evening, were given a table for two and left to peruse the menu. Later, as we were ready to order, the waitress rushed up and , with no explanation told us firmly 'you have to move to that table' indicating a vacant table opposite the door. She then grabbed our menus and disappeared... Puzzled, we gathered up our belongings and moved. We had booked well in advance, what was the problem? We soon found out. Every time the door opened (frequently) we got the full blast of the gale coming in from outside. Even more puzzling, a young couple came in without a reservation and were given our first table! That's when the penny dropped. We had booked quoting a groupon voucher. We were 2nd class diners! We use these vouchers occasionally as a way of getting out of our comfort zone and if we like a place we return frequently thereafter. The food at Bonsai? Wonderful! In fact we overspent our pre-paid voucher by about £20. If it was just for the food I would rate the place highly. Will we return? Sadly, no. The experience left a bad taste.
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