Pera

ExteriorRussell’s Verdict Having not long returned from Turkey, we yearned for some good Turkish bites. We missed the fresh and tangy salads, their tender, moreish meat kebabs, their all-too-sugary desserts. And so, led by our stomachs, we headed to Pera. Though quite centrally located, near Edinburgh’s entertainment centre, the Omni Centre, you could easily walk …

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Pera

ExteriorWhere the fantastically weird Zupa The Food Lab once traded, Pera has now opened, on the lower stretch of Elm Row. Serving a menu of Turkish favourites, I crossed the threshold with a keen sense of expectation. I was immediately made to feel at home, not least because their choice of artwork, by Turkish artist …

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ExteriorIt’s always a bit of a challenge to get enough reviews done in the first part of the Festival so that people can sample the wares of places before the month is out. Diner 42, the evening incarnation of Appetite Direct, on Howe Street, has popped-up for the month, to lure in lucrative Festival trade. …

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Rodi

InteriorSince ever I can remember, the corner of Morrison Street and Gardener’s Crescent has been home to a chip shop, most recently called Pierino’s. I was intrigued when signs for a Turkish BBQ place went up, a little while back, and was frankly astonished when I saw the refit of the place through the window, …

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SoupI’d heard some good things about B & D’s, which has been open for a little over a year, serving the Chinese food needs of Dalry and Gorgie patrons. I’d been plotting a visit for a few weeks, so was glad to finally get the opportunity to pop along. It’s a simple dining space, augmented …

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