Japanese anyone? OK then. In Edinburgh? Easy peasy lemon squeezy as Harajuku Kitchen in Bruntsfield ticks all the boxes. We dined there last week and this is what we thought…
In a nutshell
Authentic Japanese cooking and then some. An independently run restaurant nestled in cosy Bruntsfield that’s so popular with locals far and wide that you definitely have to book.
Chef Patron Kaori Simpson was born in Hong Kong and learned to cook in her mother’s restaurants after her great grandfather established one of the most famous fine dining restaurants in Japan. Continue reading →
Now if that doesn’t make your mouth water what does?! Yes, it was all about the beef at our latest adventure for Olive magazine. The Monkfish family were out in force for one of the best lunches this year at Leith Chop House, tasty tasty tasty.
Very on trend with cool lighting, leather banquettes, heated tiled seats (oh yes), their own range of beers and a great wine list. The staff look dapper too with beards and denim and they really know their stuff – ask them anything about the sourcing of the meat and they’ll have the answer…
Next up we enjoyed a little bit of Paris over on Morrison Street in what used to be a tool shop. You would never have known! Les Amis is a dream come true for father and daughter team Peter and Alison McGrail. L’escargot are naturally on offer alongside some very tasty well cooked food. It’s got french brasserie written all over it and it does it very well. Expect set price lunches and dinners which are great value and they’ve even got a ‘deli to go’ if you don’t have time to dine in.
Read our review of VDeep, a brand new curry-and-craft-beer restaurant on Edinburgh’s Henderson Street, brought to you by Scottish celebrity Hardeep Singh Kohli. Sit underneath the disco ball, and don’t leave without trying the dhal makhani…
in a nutshell
An Edinburgh go-to for sharing plates of great curry matched with craft beer. Energetic, a slightly mad front man, a disco ball and strictly no mango chutney.
Chef Spencer Barrie previously of The Kenmore Hotel.
The menu is a one pager with all the comedy puns you’d expect from celebrity owner, Scottish writer and broadcaster Hardeep Singh Kohli. Bubble & Sikh (spiced potato cake with seasonal greens) and a Full Indian to name a couple…. read more at Olivemagazine.com
The full review of VDeep Edinburgh was written for OLIVE magazine and appears online HERE.
Photos courtesy of Mymonkfish and Paul Johnston at Copper Mango.
Got a taste for tacos? If you’ve not been yet then head to El Cartel Edinburgh for the new wave of mexican food.
Forget Tex Mex, this is the future….and the future’s bright!
in a nutshell
Delicious fresh Mexican food, alongside amazing tequilas, frozen margaritas and mezcals. This is a Thistle Street gem that has just re-opened following a fire at the beginning of 2015. Walk-ins only.
The menu is short and sweet, but intense on flavour. The anti-chilli brigade should perhaps cross the road now. Tacos are the order of the day, but first up try some of the ‘antojitos’. Continue reading →