Tag Archives: Seafood

Pasta & Primitivo at La Partenope (Cucina Napoletana, Dalry Road)

On to the mains, my Carbonara was excellent, one of the best I’ve had in a VERY long time, whilst SB’s Pasta Fresca was very nice, it was also very subtle and for a main course portion it could have done with a lift both in seasoning and perhaps texture. On asking for some salt the waiter was entertainingly ‘disgusted’ by our request with that Latin insouciance that I know so well, having dated an Italian Chef myself! (Once added, however it lifted the dish enormously regardless of what he thought!)

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Eating Edinburgh – where HAVE I been? (a wee update)

Hello all and a very big Happy New Year to you all! As you may have noticed Eating Edinburgh has been rather quiet over the past few weeks, nothing sinister just a rather hectic pre festive dining schedule and a rather good holiday overseas but I’m back now and normal service should resume shortly. I […]

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Xiangbala Hotpot in Dalry Road, chicken claws anyone?

Although still a fairly recent addition to the Edinburgh restaurant scene Xiangbala Hotpot is clearly a winner with the local Chinese community. The decor is bright, think Chinese meets Euro-pop for the music, the staff are friendly and helpful and the experience is one I would highly recommend if you’re looking for a really different dining experience, I would however suggest you take along a strong constitution, and your own wine!

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Guchhi – Indian Seafood Restaurant, Leith (one very classy joint!)

Guchhi surprised and impressed us on every level, incredibly well thought out and the most delicious fusions, it really was the most delightful assault on my taste buds! Our waiter was highly engaging and the decor elegant. A new favourite, I won’t be hesitating to recommend it and will definitely be going back myself. (very soon too I suspect!) and I think is a cautious 9/10. (We were the only diners and although that didn’t in the slightest detract from the experience it would be interesting to see the quality and service when the kitchen and staff are under more pressure.)

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