Edinburgh Festivals Magazine


41 West Preston Street, 0131 667 4242


NEAR five minutes from Queens Hall

This small, plainly decorated, Turkish restaurant has made itself a welcome fixture in the Southside. The mixed mezze are fresh and zingy but save space for the chargrill. There are veggie options available, but the various kebabs are a meat-eater’s dream. There isn’t a single dish over a tenner, which, combined with the generous portions, means you would be hard pushed to eat more than £15 per head here. They sell raki but the Efe’s pilsner is a better bet if you want to remember how the night before panned out. The apple tea offers a refreshing, non-alcoholic alternative.