About Shebeen Dalry
South African restaurant in Dalry
Shebeen is a traditionally styled South African restaurant on Dalry Road. Taking its name from township drinking dens, the dining room is fitted with chunky wooden furniture and decorated with African art and textiles. One corner is given over to portraits of happy Springboks captains.
The wine list and selection of beers also reflect the restaurant’s South African heritage. Such is the success of the Shebeen idea, the company has two other branches: one on Morrison Street and one in Dalkeith. This is a great venue for group dining as well as more intimate meals.
Steaks, burgers and South African specialities
Beef sourced from local farms and hung for five weeks is at the heart of the Shebeen menus. As well as rib-eyes and T-bones, there are rump and sirloin cuts available in massive lion portions or the smaller cheetah size. All steaks are seasoned with Shebeen’s signature steak rub. The same well-hung steak is used in Shebeen’s range of burgers.
Typical south African dishes such as biltong, Boerewors sausage, potjie stew and bunny chow -hollowed-out loaves filled with Durban curry – are all popular here. While meat-lovers will be very happy, there are other options. King prawns, sea bream, calamari and veggie samosa also put in an appearance. Try to leave space for traditional South African desserts such as the melktert, a
sweet biscuit base with a rich and creamy filling.
Lothian Road transport and attractions
Shebeen is on Dalry Road. There is free on-street parking in the evenings. Haymarket train station and the tram line are a five minute walk. Local attractions and amenities include the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and both Tynecastle and Murrayfield stadiums.