The Gold Sea I misspent many nights of my youth in the Trinity and North Leith area. Consequently, I was all too familiar with the popular nearby chippy The Gold Sea, on Ferry Road.Exterior I suspect it’s had a refit or two since my teenage years, but I was amused to note the menu aimed …

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Mermaid The greatest words to hear when you enter a chip shop in pursuit of fish are the following: “It’ll be five minutes for fish, pal.” Exterior This means that you’re going to get your fish cooked to order as fresh as it can be. The difference between that and fish from the fryer-top warmer …

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Tony’s 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.Exterior A pretty standard chipshop set up, it seemed popular with locals across a range of ages. I was there directly before …

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Concorde Just because I’ve been eshewing the late-night pizza and munchy boxes of late, I still find myself eating at irregular hours from time to time so still need to avail myself of late night sustenance.Exterior On one such occasion, I popped in to Concorde, a chipshop in Tollcross that I hadn’t visited for years. …

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ExteriorThe quest for late night pizza excellence took me to Franco’s on Raeburn Place. Having been part of the community for many a year, it is now surrounded by a plethora of good dining options, with Scran & Scallie and Rollo nearest at hand. I popped in on a busy Tuesday night. I ran into …

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