I was once again in possession of a considerable late night appetite at a moment when takeaways were my only realistic option for sustenance, so I trotted along to the Ali Baba Kebab House, on Dalry Road.
I’m only a very occasional kebab eater in the UK, so my attention was drawn more to their pizza menu. In #veginburgh spirit, I thought I’d give the vegetarian option a go. Their standard version featured a topping of peppers, mushrooms, sweetcorn, olives and onions. This sounded good to me.
The friendly counter man was full of cheery words, soon sending me on my way with pizza box in hand. I managed a bit of a brighter photo than the dimly lit effort from Corner Pizza, the other day.
As is often the way, I ate as I walked. It proved a solidly good effort. The base was nicely crisp and the topping plentiful and diverse. It wasn’t the most thrilling set of flavour combinations in history, but it did the job pretty effectively.
So overall, Ali Baba served me well enough. It addressed my most pressing need, which was hunger, and was quite tasty, too. I dare say I’ll be back again in the future, when I fail to plan my evening’s eating requirements as accurately as I usually do.
Blythe scores Ali Baba
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
2.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 12/20
I ate: vegetarian pizza
I wore: short black coat
Total bill: £5.60