Leith Express Star Best Kebab Pizza House There seems to be something of a competitive situation going on with the naming of some local kebab shops. Exterior Adding to the Kurdish Best Kebab House and the Original Best Kebab House we have now been joined by somewhere that appears to be called the Leith Express …

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Punjabi Junction I was in need of a light dinner as I strode down Leith Walk towards a cocktail or two at Mamasan’s. Punjabi Junction soon presented itself as the ideal solution for the purpose.Exterior It had been back in the days when it was trading as Punjab’n De Rasoi that we’d last visited for …

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The Salvation of Leith – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’ve been working a fair bit in Leith, of late. I worked here for several years about a decade ago so it’s very familiar territory. After a day that involved rather more thinking than was strictly necessary, I felt the need for a substantial feed so popped …

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Bielak & Crolla – SADLY NOW CLOSED I’d noticed that the Fair Trade Coffee Shop had recently closed down and been replaced by Bielak and Crolla, a Polish Italian cafe. Given it’s on my regular route to and from the city I had been meaning to pop in for a visit and managed to do …

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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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