63 Cockburn Street
0131 226 5097
The younger sibling of longestablished favourites Hanam’s and Pomegranate, Laila’s Bistro adds a vibrant Mediterranean strand to the others’ largely Middle Eastern menus. Its location, near the top of Cockburn Street, just off the HIgh Street, means the place is always buzzing, with regulars hoping for one of the cosy booths or the airy window seats. Although the kitchen offers several bistro classics with a decidedly more Western approach, it’s the mezze dishes that are the true stars of the eclectic menu.
Top dish The baba ganoush with Iranian bread is an appealing way to begin your meal. And it’s BYOB, with no corkage charge.