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    Is that Newington mate ? I remember Karens at Meadowbank many years ago and the food never failed, always good reviews. I think they closed and opened up at Newington with same name but Im sure the Mother (Karen) was retiring and her Daughter Karen went alone. Always wanted to visit the Newington place but never got round to it
    No mate this is at Abercrombie Place, just back and canít fault it,food was absolutely top notch. My only complaint is that ever since I can remember I always finish a Chinese meal with a couple of brandy liqueur coffees. They donít do liqueur or Irish coffees of any description, the guy said they used to but staff shortages meant they stopped doing them! Was a great night though, we started with cocktails at the Alchemist at St James quarter which although expensive was great fun.


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    No mate this is at Abercrombie Place, just back and canít fault it,food was absolutely top notch. My only complaint is that ever since I can remember I always finish a Chinese meal with a couple of brandy liqueur coffees. They donít do liqueur or Irish coffees of any description, the guy said they used to but staff shortages meant they stopped doing them! Was a great night though, we started with cocktails at the Alchemist at St James quarter which although expensive was great fun.
    Brilliant mate thanks for replying, will put this one on our to visit list, yeah like you Im always partial to a whisky coffee, Jamesons, hope they bring it back at some point, always a nice way to finish a meal

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    Decent restaurants are not cheap, nor are some bad ones. They're clawing back the money lost during lockdown. They need to survive.

    It's at the stage when we only go out for a meal on special occasions.
    Itís more about survival in the current ****-show. Costs are spiralling in every sector and hospitality is no different. My energy bill has gone from about £1500 per month to £7000 in the last couple of months. My beer supplier has just put on a 10% increase across the board, our food suppliers have averaged 11% increase since spring. Wages are going through the roof. Itís mental.

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    No mate this is at Abercrombie Place, just back and can’t fault it,food was absolutely top notch. My only complaint is that ever since I can remember I always finish a Chinese meal with a couple of brandy liqueur coffees. They don’t do liqueur or Irish coffees of any description, the guy said they used to but staff shortages meant they stopped doing them! Was a great night though, we started with cocktails at the Alchemist at St James quarter which although expensive was great fun.
    I would say with some conviction that Karen's is the best chinese in Edinburgh. Food is absolutely brilliant, a level above everything else.

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    Went to original kebabish on dalry road on Sunday. Place looks a bit tired inside and could do with a deep clean. Can't fault the food. Excellent! Lamb chops were amazing as was piripiri chicken.

    Serenaded by pished teenage hearts fan as he walked past with a chorus of "Billy boys", then stuck his head in the window of the kitchen, shouted a racist comment then went on his merry way

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    Is that Newington mate ? I remember Karens at Meadowbank many years ago and the food never failed, always good reviews. I think they closed and opened up at Newington with same name but Im sure the Mother (Karen) was retiring and her Daughter Karen went alone. Always wanted to visit the Newington place but never got round to it
    Karen's unicorn is diagonally opposite the magnum named above.

    If you come down from the national portrait gallery, it's at the top of Dublin Street. Other side of the road from stac polly

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    Went to Heron at the shore today. Tasting menu, amazing food.

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    Went to The Palmerston today.

    Was decent enough. Fancied the 1/2 chicken but theyíd run out. To be totally honest, the menu isnít hugely for me and only really left me with the hake that iíd fancy. The hake was nice. Mrs got grouse and it was really chewy. Not sure if grouse is meant to be like that or not though as neither of us have had it before!

    Probably wonít go back. Nice place though and great staff and if youíre into Ďfancierí more obscure stuff like grouse etc then itís probably worth going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubbsy90+2 View Post
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    Went to The Palmerston today.

    Was decent enough. Fancied the 1/2 chicken but theyíd run out. To be totally honest, the menu isnít hugely for me and only really left me with the hake that iíd fancy. The hake was nice. Mrs got grouse and it was really chewy. Not sure if grouse is meant to be like that or not though as neither of us have had it before!

    Probably wonít go back. Nice place though and great staff and if youíre into Ďfancierí more obscure stuff like grouse etc then itís probably worth going.

    I had a look at their menu and did a double take: £42 for HALF a chicken ??

    No wonder it had run out !

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    A couple of lovely meals out recently at El Cartel at Teviot, and Parilla Bueno Ayres in musslebrugh.

    The Argentinian was particularly good. I had a Picanha steak which was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The lamb and chicken skewers were also perfectly cooked and very tasty. Would/will definitely go back.
    Mon the Hibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    A couple of lovely meals out recently at El Cartel at Teviot, and Parilla Bueno Ayres in musslebrugh.

    The Argentinian was particularly good. I had a Picanha steak which was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The lamb and chicken skewers were also perfectly cooked and very tasty. Would/will definitely go back.
    El Cartel is brilliant although Iím gutted the Teviot one have taken the pork off the menu. Was the best of the lot imo. Roxburgh still does it but itís nowhere near as good an atmosphere.

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    Lunch at Hawes Inn today, the place has had a major facelift and the menu has varied choices. Food was top class, they obviously have a very decent chef in the kitchen, would highly recommend.

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    Lunch at Hawes Inn today, the place has had a major facelift and the menu has varied choices. Food was top class, they obviously have a very decent chef in the kitchen, would highly recommend.
    Will give that a try sometime, Im out that way often 👍

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    Up in Aviemore for a Trade Conference
    Had a sit in Battered half Chicken and Chips at Smiffys. The batter on it was delicious, must admit never had battered chicken from a Chippy before
    Does anyone know if any Edinburgh ones do this/Scouse Hibee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    Up in Aviemore for a Trade Conference
    Had a sit in Battered half Chicken and Chips at Smiffys. The batter on it was delicious, must admit never had battered chicken from a Chippy before
    Does anyone know if any Edinburgh ones do this/Scouse Hibee
    We donít and itís not something Iíve seen in Edinburgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    We donít and itís not something Iíve seen in Edinburgh.
    You do get it but have to ask for it.

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    You do get it but have to ask for it.
    Yeah its normally fried isnt it ? Been years since Ive had a chippy chicken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    We donít and itís not something Iíve seen in Edinburgh.
    They ask you if you want it with or without batter
    Glad I chose the batter one. Worth looking into, was really really good and crispy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    They ask you if you want it with or without batter
    Glad I chose the batter one. Worth looking into, was really really good and crispy
    We donít sell any form of roast chicken just fried breaded chicken breast goiujons.

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    Out twice last week.

    Sien Viet-vegan Vietnamese, Brougham Place, Tollcross. Fantastic food, really well made but not cheap. It was £90.00 for two, with x2 small beers each. Very tasty.

    Kalpna, opposite St Patrick's Sq- vegetarian Indian food. Small menu, but again very tasty. They don't do main courses as side dishes, which I found a bit of a pity. £70.00 for two folk, included two beers, which they overcharged us for. I wasn't paying and the laddie didn't want to point it out. Very nice scran though.

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    Had a meal at Leftfield in Barclay terrace.
    Food was very good.Mainly a seafood restaurant but I chose Brisket which was delicious.
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    Love a chippy chicken in batter, eat all batter 1st, then the chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfurryhibby View Post
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    Sien Viet-vegan Vietnamese, Brougham Place, Tollcross. Fantastic food, really well made but not cheap. It was £90.00 for two, with x2 small beers each. Very tasty.
    Agreed. Really good. Coffee was really good as well. We went on a Tuesday night & it was absolutely packed out

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    Franco Manco at Stockbridge. Very good pizza I thought and pretty reasonably priced. Service was a bit iffy but they seemed short staffed like many places.

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    Pacoís in Perth.

    A bit like Frankie & Bennyís, but if the food was really good. Large menu which I usually find offputting but didnít find the quality had suffered at all.

    Linguine with king prawns, tomato, chili, and garlic was delicious. Partner had chicken stuffed with haggis. Also very well cooked.

    Xangos for pud were a revelation. Tortilla stuffed with cheesecake, fried, dusted in sugar and served with ice cream and raspberry coullis.

    Two drinks, £61 in total. Enjoyed it.


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    Finally went to Tattu. Contemporary Asian food, just off st Andrews square.

    Not cheap, but it was very good. Very tasty food, great cocktails, and generally good service in a nice setting.

    My wife and I got vouchers for our wedding and it's probably for the best that we did - without ordering anything overly expensive or overindulging on food or drinks we very quickly racked up a £170 bill for the 2 of us.
    Mon the Hibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    Finally went to Tattu. Contemporary Asian food, just off st Andrews square.

    Not cheap, but it was very good. Very tasty food, great cocktails, and generally good service in a nice setting.

    My wife and I got vouchers for our wedding and it's probably for the best that we did - without ordering anything overly expensive or overindulging on food or drinks we very quickly racked up a £170 bill for the 2 of us.
    Once it gets past about 50 quid how much better can it taste?

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfurryhibby View Post
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    Out twice last week.

    Sien Viet-vegan Vietnamese, Brougham Place, Tollcross. Fantastic food, really well made but not cheap. It was £90.00 for two, with x2 small beers each. Very tasty.

    Kalpna, opposite St Patrick's Sq- vegetarian Indian food. Small menu, but again very tasty. They don't do main courses as side dishes, which I found a bit of a pity. £70.00 for two folk, included two beers, which they overcharged us for. I wasn't paying and the laddie didn't want to point it out. Very nice scran though.
    Kalpna has been there for years and years, used to be very good, I must get back there sometime. If you want to try a different style of Indian head about 50 yards on away from town to Tanjore, itís South Indian so no Nan bread, instead they do dosais and parottas, soft fluffy bread, and the spices are different (more cinnamon maybe?) it was recommended to me by a boy who likes his curries and was absolutely delicious, £63 for 3 of us which is ridiculous value these days. No drinks licence but lots of shops nearby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    Once it gets past about 50 quid how much better can it taste?
    It's certainly not a straight line between cost and quality at that price, no. The taste is better though, but you've got the overall experience to factor in also.

    They're playing to the market who want something different and special.
    Mon the Hibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    It's certainly not a straight line between cost and quality at that price, no. The taste is better though, but you've got the overall experience to factor in also.

    They're playing to the market who want something different and special.
    True enough.

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