I’ve been tagged by Kimberlyn to give my favourite restaurants in my local area.
I live in Edinburgh, Scotland.
My Five Favourite Restaurants (in no particular order)
1. The Guru Balti
For indian, the Guru is simply the best. The decor in the restaurant can be a little drab and I probably wouldn’t take Erin there(lack of facilities for kids), but the food is amazing. My favourites are the Chicken Dopiaza and the special Chicken Tikka Korma. Best korma ever. It’s extremely reasonably priced and as the menu states ‘portion are larger than normal’. They aren’t joking either the naan breads are the size of tyres. Best for take-away.
2. The Ping On
Situated in Stockbridge, the Ping On Chinese Restaurant is a family favourite. The decor is ‘old skool’, as is the service. The staff are very child friendly, Erin has been a few times now and always has a good time. The banquet is the best choice for under £20 ($40) you get soup, crackers, duck & pancakes, prawn toast, chinese ribs, a variety of dishes with egg fried rice, coffee and mints. Great for sharing a meal with family.
3. La Partenope
For Italian, you can’t go wrong with La Partenope in Dalry. The decor is modern, with not a chequered cloth in sight. They do a business lunch that I’d highly recommend for it’s value. Nice coupley place to go in the evening. The menu includes all the favourites, their Panacotta desert is a highlight along with doorstep style Garlic Bread. Mmmmm.
4. Hunters Tryst/Montpeliers
Ok, I am bending the rules here with two. In the pub category is Hunter’s Tryst in Oxgangs. The food is cheap and tasty, the atmosphere is relaxed. We go here if we’re short on money. If we’re feeling a little flush we head to Montpeliers in morningside, great food and cocktails, the potato wedges are the best!
Luca’s is an ice cream shop in Morningside that also sells beautiful confectionary. Upstairs is a very reasonably priced cafe where you can get sandwiches for under £2.50 ($5) sit-in, also on the menu, burgers, lasagne, and omlettes. Erin loves it here, her favourite is the Junior Nut Parfait with Teddy Bear Wafer.
And so to the tagging, I’d like to hear Mother at Large’s favourites as she is here in Edinburgh too and Yaro’s in Brisbane, Australia, and Trent’s thrifty choices.