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Eating in Edinburgh

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  • Worth mentioning that if the weather is good, both Maxies and the pub next door (Castle Arms) have a couple of tables outside on the terrace overlooking Victoria Street.
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  • hokukonane wrote:
    I'm surprised no one has mentioned Henderson's for vegetarian food. Absolutely delicious. My husband is the veg, making me a de facto vegetarian as I do all the cooking, and we both eat there happily. The lentil lasagna is great. It's just off George Street.

    Not a veg place, but also delicious is Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The dim sum is great and a must. The only place in town that I've found that does dim sum, and this is with having a few Chinese friends (I've introduced it to them and they love it).

    HONG HONG is now closed down.
    The great wall in lothain rd, have newowners and has had a makeover.
    They do dim sum too.
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  • Lazio is one of the best italian restaurants l have been to never disappointed.

    If you fancy italian for lunch pop to Patios on Hanover street, they do a great value for money 3 course lunch for £6.50
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  • If you fancy an Indian meal in Edinburgh don't miss a visit to Kushi's in Potterow. Food is fab and it's BYO!

    Have a wee look at https://www.khushis.com
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    norman wrote:
    I was back in EDINBURGH and ABERDEEN in the last 14 days and found "THE OLD HAUNTS" I re-visited had gone"OFF" viz

    The CLAY OVEN at Churchill AND TANNERS at Juniper Green

    The PANDA INN near the KINGS THEATRE would now rate as "fair to good"

    The BACK STAGE BISTRO at the side of the KINGS was still running but did not get to it.

    We came off the plane late on 5.06.06 and headed into town and spotted
    WONGS CHINESE REST. at 221 St Johns road and had a STUPENDOUSLY good chinese dinner. Quite the best we had for years at GBP 29.80 for the two of us incl. a pint of lager and a bottle of water.

    The Da Vinci Code made us go to the ROSSLYN CHAPEL --- WELL WORTH a visit --- to think that we drove past it for 15 years. ON THE WAY, by asking the locals, we had an excellent bar lunch at the ROYAL HOTEL, PENICUIK tel 01 968 676 979 at 18.60 for three persons incl drinks

    For anybody interested we had a superb 2 day break at the SUMMERHILL HOTEL AND SUITES in ABERDEEN for 127.00 for the 2 of us incl full Scottish Breakfast with fresh eggs cooked in front of you by the chef in full whites incl. hat IN A SUITE with mini kitchen and fridge. Our friends took us to THE SAIGON Vietnamese Rest. at 29a CROWN TERRACE , ABERDEEN for as much as you can eat for 17.00 all brought to the table. They have a 20.00
    menu but nobody ever finishes the 17.00 version. All fresh and very good. If this should be in an Aberdeen post please advise. NB the Summerhill is part of the famous new Cain Gp.......... try... http://www.cairnhotelgroup.com/


    No disrespect to Edinburgh, but we go to a place and have a great time, then we take visitors and have the worst service and food.

    I don't like to plan on visiting restaurants for this reason but do like to make reservations when I have visitors so we don't have to traipse around Edinburgh to find a good meal.

    There can be a high turnaround in restaurants appearing then disappearing quickly which can be frustrating.
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    Thought i'd add my experience. I stayed at the Holiday Inn on Leith walk (just 5 mins from Princes St).
    The nearest pub from there was the Wetherspoons (attached to the cinema complex) directly across the street. Between nine of us, all the food was great and pretty cheap. All 9 of us had pints or bottles and 18 pounds covered a round which is the cheapest we found all weekend.
    Also spent time in Frankensteins at night and the atmosphere was magic, no food but fun all the same.
    Found a small pub called Acanthas which is just off Princes St at the west end of the station but can't remember the street. That had a great atmosphere and nice decor etc.
    Weatherspoons is so cheap. We went to the Livingston one and it is great going with a party of mates:)
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    sc_UK wrote:
    That's rubbish, there are at least another three vegetarian restaurants I can think of.

    Black Bo's in Niddrie Street is just off the Royal Mile and is good.

    Do not go to The Witchery if you don't like 'posh' or silver service. It has both in abundance.
    We have been to the Witchery twice and we like posh and silver service when we feel like treating ourselves

    We found them to be rather rude/arrogant and the food not that good for the exhorbitant prices they charge.

    It has a beautiful setting but strictly for tourists who don't mind rude service and being ripped off at the same time.
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    Can anyone recommend a good restaurant around the Liberton Tower area,that is family friendly. We have booked a weekend in Liberton Tower but don't want to travel into the centre to eat out.Thanks In Advance:T
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  • Jimmy chungs
    side of waverly station
    all you can eat for £5
    good chinese food;)
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  • homerfood wrote:
    Jimmy chungs
    side of waverly station
    all you can eat for £5
    good chinese food;)

    the one beside usher hall is nicer though..
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