December 7, 2016 Chipshop, Craigmillar No Comments


I’m a fairly frequent visitor to Craigmillar, what with Bookfellas launches and White House lunches, so another jaunt that way took me to Tony’s Takeaway on the main drag of Niddrie Mains Road.



A pretty standard chipshop set up, it seemed popular with locals across a range of ages. I was there directly before an event I was chairing nearby, so my intentions were swift and clear: a single fish.

The fish in question was a monstrous haddock is golden batter. With a little salt applied – sauce would only have ended up down my tie given my munching haste – I was on my way, after pleasantries were exchanged with the friendly counter people.



The batter wasn’t as crisp as it could have been, but it was otherwise a deeply satisfying eat. The fish was moist and the batter had a good substance to it and was beautifully seasoned. It was exactly what I required at that precise moment.

So overall, Tony’s served me a quick and pleasing eat that neatly hit the spot. It chased the early evening hunger with a good quality seafood treat. I’d be happy to visit again and I reckon I’d be tempted by the fish once more.

Blythe scores Tony’s
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20

I ate: single fish

I wore: Hull City FC tie by

Total bill: £4.90

Address: 52 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh EH16 4BG

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Written by BKR