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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ExteriorI’d walked past the Montgomery chip shop, just over the road from Joseph Pearce, on many occasions and not clocked that it had a little cafe bistro next door. Spotting it today, I checked out the menu in the window, it looked like it might hold some quite good dishes, so I popped in to …

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ExteriorI’ve had the opportunity to visit some old favourites over the course of the last few weeks, with trips to BBL and Hula for lunch and the Bon Vivant for dinner, all of which confirmed my previous high opinion of them. To this number we can now add Giovanni’s after tonight’s visit to see their …

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