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blackpuddinonnabike

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2008, 05:10:27 pm »
Chips and sauce (is that an Embra thing?).

Salt n' sass

Jaded

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #76 on: November 20, 2008, 05:14:05 pm »
Chips and sauce (is that an Embra thing?).

Sottysoss.

(Sorry BPOAB, you must live in a posh area!)
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #77 on: November 20, 2008, 05:19:19 pm »
Sotnsoss.

I like my chips with vinegar. Lots and lots of vinegar and maybe some HP Sauce, but I'm not fond of Embra chippy soss.
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #78 on: November 20, 2008, 05:22:30 pm »
I like it. Or lashings of curry sauce. And a pickled onion.

blackpuddinonnabike

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #79 on: November 20, 2008, 05:23:24 pm »
I hated chipper 'sauce' when I first tried it and have gradually been worn down to the point that it's now weird NOT having it...

I'm not sure I'd call the Mountcastle chipper 'posh'. Alba D'Oro where I used to go on the other hand, you could by your fish supper (remember, not 'and chips' but 'supper') with a bottle of Krug...

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #80 on: November 20, 2008, 05:25:58 pm »


I'm not sure I'd call the Mountcastle chipper 'posh'.

Is it posher than the Duddingston Fry?

ETA: Oh, Kathy and Tim, because of where you're staying, you might be tempted to get the no14 bus into town or back down Leith Walk again. Try not to. The Lothian Buses drivers know it as the Methadone Express (and the no8 is Son of Methadone). It can be a little unnerving if you're not used to it. It's a bus of insania. Rarely does one get off the no14 without a story to tell. You're unlikely to come to any harm, but it might haunt your dreams for a while.
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blackpuddinonnabike

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #81 on: November 20, 2008, 05:28:00 pm »
Hmmm, my chipper serving Piershill is trumped by the Duddingston Fry with Niddrie and Craigmillar on the doorstep I guess. Been tempted to go in though, it actually looks like a good chipper!

There's one near my work on Drumsheugh that is great!

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #82 on: November 20, 2008, 05:29:21 pm »
I'm afraid to confess I now go to the rather posh Tailend on Leith Walk - it's too good not to.

It gets a weird mix of terribly nice people from the New Town (massive assumption! Maybe they're from Pilrig and just talk proppa) and pissed locals. Which includes me, I suppose!

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #83 on: November 20, 2008, 05:30:15 pm »
The Duddingston Fry's not bad. We go there on Friday lunchtimes sometime. Or I go and bring back an order for the office in my panniers.
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #84 on: November 20, 2008, 06:53:51 pm »
Let's take them to a chippy for haggis in batter, white pudding in batter, sausage in batter, black pudding in batter and a deep-fried pizza, washed down with Irn Bru and followed by a Tunnocks Caramel Wafer.
I hope that's going to be a deep fried caramel wafer!?


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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #85 on: November 20, 2008, 07:42:55 pm »
Going back to the subject of restaurants, I can recommend Librizzi's at the east end of Queen St - its owned by the family of  Commonwealth track sprinter Marco Librizzi.  We've been several times and have always found a great atmosphere, excellent service, and, not least, really fantastic Sicilian food. 
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #86 on: November 20, 2008, 08:06:19 pm »
I once found a fantastic Italian down towards Leith direction from around where Sandy Gilchrist's shop is/was.

It was in a terrace of houses, look twice and you'd miss it, but inside was this fairly small restaurant that seemed to be world famous (going by the press cuttings). Fabulous food. Anyone know its name?

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #87 on: November 20, 2008, 08:08:50 pm »
Em... Tinelli's? It's called Al Dente now, which seems a bit naff.

RJ

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #88 on: November 20, 2008, 08:27:45 pm »
It's a lovely shop. I want breakfast there too now. And lunch/dinner. And dinner/tea. And elevenses. And *checks clock* fourtwentyfiveses.

Defn'tly on the list of places to drink 'spresso in! 8)

Out of curiosity, is there anywhere in Edinburgh likely to sell more obscure types of mead that we can't get down south? Google has failed me ("Do you mean "Edinburgh bead shops"?). >:(

My best guess would be Cornelius, at the top of Easter Road, about 5-10 minutes walk east of your hostel. Damned good beer shop that does have the occasional very obscure stuff in there.

I've got a vague recollection of somewhere on Victoria Street selling mead, but that might be me making things up in my head and believing them.

There used to be a honey shop there.  Apart from the other tips, Valvona & Crolla might have mead themselves.


blackpuddinonnabike

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #89 on: November 20, 2008, 10:55:14 pm »
Em... Tinelli's? It's called Al Dente now, which seems a bit naff.

Aye, Tinelli's is gone - the owners are completely different.

Best Italian in the city now is Bella Mbriana down Broughton Street...

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #90 on: November 21, 2008, 01:45:32 am »

There used to be a honey shop there.  Apart from the other tips, Valvona & Crolla might have mead themselves.


Mead themselves what?


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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #91 on: November 21, 2008, 12:49:20 pm »
I hope we recognise each other. I don't want to walk round the pub asking couples if they're Tim and Kathy - I could end up being tricked into a threesome with a fake Kathy and Tim!
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #92 on: November 21, 2008, 02:10:27 pm »
Right, I'm off to do my last visit of the week. See you laterz.
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blackpuddinonnabike

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #93 on: November 21, 2008, 02:17:41 pm »
I hope we recognise each other. I don't want to walk round the pub asking couples if they're Tim and Kathy - I could end up being tricked into a threesome with a fake Kathy and Tim!

You wish!

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2008, 03:10:10 pm »
I hope we recognise each other. I don't want to walk round the pub asking couples if they're Tim and Kathy - I could end up being tricked into a threesome with a fake Kathy and Tim!

Think that you've just scared the living daylights out of Tim & Kathy  :o :-*

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #95 on: November 21, 2008, 03:44:39 pm »
Chips and sauce (is that an Embra thing?).

OT - I had an American friend visiting a while back and we went for chips. Conversation between him and the guy in the chippy -

"This is really good, what do you call that Brown Sauce?"
"Brown Sauce"
"Yes, the Brown Sauce, what do you call it?"
"Brown Sauce"
"But what's its name?"
"Brown Sauce"
"But..."

 ::-)
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #96 on: November 22, 2008, 02:56:52 pm »
That was a fun night with Tim and Kathy and Ariadne and bpoab. I'm not sure why I feel a bit headachey today. Must have been a dodgy pizza. I'm sure it's not anything to do with the gallon of wine I drank.
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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #97 on: November 24, 2008, 02:19:09 am »
That was a fun night with Tim and Kathy and Ariadne and bpoab. I'm not sure why I feel a bit headachey today. Must have been a dodgy pizza. I'm sure it's not anything to do with the gallon of wine I drank.

We are hoem.

It was nice meeting people.

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Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #98 on: November 24, 2008, 02:43:40 am »
I'm gutted I missed you both. Would have been nice to say hello and meet a few more of the Edinburgh crowd.

Hope you had fun.

Re: Edinburgh
« Reply #99 on: November 24, 2008, 12:54:13 pm »
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Trains are shit.

I could have told you that without you having to try to go to Edinburger to find out.