Harajuku Kitchen

Harajuku Kitchen is a bright and airy Japanese bistro which, while always busy, is positively Zen-like in comparison to the almost manic hustle and bustle of the real Harajuku district in Tokyo. They offer a […]


Kebab Mahal

Located just around the corner from the Festival Theatre on Nicolson Square, nestled between a few excellent Indian and international food shops. Kebab Mahal has been serving up seriously tasty Indian food since 1979, making […]

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Three Birds

Three Birds is a lovely neighbourhood restaurant that always seems to be busy. You definitely need to book at the weekends! It serves up unfussy, contemporary British dining including some great serving plates. It’s to […]


Civerino’s Slice

Amazingly, there is only one place in Edinburgh that properly does pizza by the slice. That place is Civerino’s Slice, located on Forrest Road across from the old medical school. It’s a smallish space brightly […]


Chop House – Leith

Located on Constitution Street at the bottom of Leith Walk, you can smell The Chop House long before you get there. And what an amazing smell it is – woody, smoky and savoury – which […]


Leith Depot

Bar, cafe, restaurant, venue and social hub – the Leith Depot wears a coat of many colours and wears it well. The main bar area is an unpretentious and bright open space, with large picture […]

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Finn & Bear

Operated by the same people who run the Pantry in Stockbridge and Colinton, Finn & Bear is a welcome addition to the range of bars and eateries on the Leith Shore. It is situated on […]


The Hideout

Back in the day when I was growing up, we didn’t have a record player at home, but we did have what I liked to think was a ‘ghetto blaster,’ but which was, in reality […]


Lioness of Leith

Located just across from Tesco, The Lioness of Leith is a pretty happening spot tucked away on the otherwise drab Duke Street and it is definitely worth seeking out. The decor tips its hat to […]


Chez Jules

I’ve been to Paris quite a few times and have eaten in some great places, some not so great and some terrible. Every time there has always been the hunt for ‘Le Bistro!’ You know, […]