February 28, 2015 Chipshop, Kebab, pizza, West End No Comments

Blurry exterior

Blurry exterior

La Campagnola is a mainstay of the Edinburgh chip shop scene, having traded at the end of Drumsheugh Gardens (just near McDougall’s) for as long as I can remember. I visited late on a Friday night, not for the first time in my life.

The counter folks are super friendly and always quick about servicing their regularly lengthy queue. Tonight was no exception. To illustrate quite how popular the place is, on this visit they’d run out of fish, so they must have done cracking early evening business.

Donner pizza

Donner pizza

I had a considerable appetite on this occasion, so went for the daddy of the takeaway feast, the donner pizza – a simple margarita pizza topped with kebab meat, salad and garlic sauce. I ordered some fishcakes, too, as a late-night snack for my dear mother, Anne.

My pizza was soon ready. It weighed a ton and looked absolutely monstrous. I wandered homewards to eat it in a comfortable chair.

Anne was pleased with her fishcakes and the extra few chips that the counter folks had added to them. My pizza was a beast. It required two sittings to complete, with it comfortably meeting my breakfast needs the next day, as well as my late-night hunger. It tasted great, but I do concede that it’s an item that would revolt many. I eat one about once a year and it’s a glorious dirty experience.

So overall, I enjoyed La Campagnola. It’s a reliably good chip shop and they do a mean donner pizza, to boot. I’ll no doubt be back in the future and would be happy to point you in its direction.

Blythe scores La Campagnola
3.5/5 for food
2.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20

Today’s questers were: Anne, Blythe

We ate: donner pizza, fish cakes

We wore: Friday night threads

Total bill: £12.20

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Written by BKR