So, here we are again having a cheeky Sunday evening soiree, just me and Mr P trying to stretch the weekend out as long as possible…
David Ramsden quietly opened up Seadogs a couple of weeks back at a location on Rose Street. Building up on his success with The Dogs (Hanover Street), which was followed by Amore Dogs, then Underdogs (a fab bar under Amore Dogs – chesterfield sofas and armchairs, a home from home) and now the arrival of Seadogs…that man knows how to please the gastrophiles in Edinburgh. And…..as mentioned previously on my blog I was aptly awarded ‘customer of the month’ during one particular month last year – I must have eaten at The Dogs at least 4 to 8 times….oops……in the space of two weeks…..yikes…..and probably glugged a good few vinos at the Underdogs too at which point David awarded me said title… So, needless to say I couldn’t wait to try the Seadogs out.
We were greeted by the charismatic Mr Ramsden – hats off to him, whenever he opens a new venture he puts his all into it…..a complementary prosecco on arrival, nice touch.
Seadogs does what it says on the tin – fish and chips done extremely well (choice of beer batter or oats)……then fish…. fish….or strangely enough fish……(unless you’re a vegetarian who are suitably catered for too). If you don’t ‘do fish’ and are not a veggie then you’re going to struggle, this one is for fish lovers only and the food doesn’t disappoint. Prices are in line with the other two Dog restaurants – amazingly low considering the quality of the food on offer.
Mr P didn’t let me down and went for beer battered coley with mushy peas, tartare sauce and chips.
I went for a tomato sea food chowder (large portion of!) which was a steaming bowl of healthy soup with chunks of fish, tomatoes and mussels.
I enjoyed Seadogs, the quirkiness is still there, maybe not in bucket loads like the original Dogs but I’m sure that will come. The food was good, the menu really different and interesting and for those who don’t want just ‘fish and chips’ there is plenty going on to please all sorts…wine list also good…we never made it to dessert, far too full…I forgot to photograph the starters but they were delicious – home cured sardines with red cabbage coleslaw for me, smoked mackerel with peppered rhubarb jam for Mr P. A large red vino each, two coffees and change out of £35, no complaints there!
There seem to be plenty of us in Edinburgh who love what David and his Dogs are up to, go and find out, his reputation goes before him 😉