Yum Yum now has three branches across the city serving traditional Kurdish kebabs and so on. I’d visited the one just off Cockburn Street previously, haven’t checked out the one on West Port yet, and today popped in to the one on George IV Bridge.
Previously this site was home to Mediterranean Gate, a much valued kebab and wrap purveyor, so this meant I had raised expectations of the place.
I was warmly welcomed by a friendly counter man who was attentive and efficient throughout. My requirement was for a meaty wrap so I opted for the lamb shawarma. I added a bottle of water which rounded things out as part of their lunchtime wrap and soft drink deal for £4.95.
I took a seat at their informal sit-in tables and tucked in, once the wrap had been assembled and lightly toasted.
It proved really good fare with profuse lamb donner, plenty of veg crunch, and a good garlic sauce. The wrap casing could have been a little crisper, but this was a hearty lunchtime feed and pleased me muchly.
So overall, it was good to find this branch of Yum Yum on good form. I’m not sure it’s quite to the same standard as Mediterranean Gate once was, but it did the job with warmth and character. I’d be happy to visit again.
Blythe scores Yum Yum
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: lamb shawarma
I drank: water
I wore: velvet collar coat
Total bill: £4.95
Address: 48 George IV Bridge, Old Town, Edinburgh EH1 1EJ