L’Alba D’Oro has long been valued as Edinburgh’s premier chip shop, having been trading from its Henderson Row premises since the mid 70s.Exterior It must have been a decade or more since my last visit, but I had fond memories of the place, so was looking forward to renewing acquaintances. I wasn’t overly blessed with …

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I had a curious hankering for chip shop food, today, so wandered up the road towards George IV Bridge to try Uncle’s. I’d been given a tip that their fish was impressive in size, and rather tasty to boot.Exterior sign Just next to Mediterranean Gate, Uncle’s serves the usual blend of chippy, pizza, kebab and …

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I remember it being a really big deal when Harry Ramsden’s opened a place in Edinburgh. Clearly the appeal waned, somewhat, as they no longer inhabit their previous large Leith premises, instead slumming it in Princes Mall.Counter The Princes Mall food court is not bonnie. It made Gary sad on today’s visit. The low ceiling …

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After a long morning at work, I’d developed a rather hearty hunger when lunchtime arrived. I decided that this was best assuaged by some traditional deep-fried treats, so took myself up the road to the City Restaurant.Exterior I recently sampled pretty decent lunchtime fried goods at the Deep Sea, although that proved to be a …

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