About Rodi Restaurant
Turkish BBQ restaurant on Morrison Street
Rodi is a small and welcoming Turkish and Mediterranean restaurant towards the top of Morrison Street. The restaurant is simply decorated with pictures of beach scenes and Turkish curios. The open plan charcoal grill is the star of the show and the source of much of the menu. Expect engaging, friendly staff rather than reserved, formal service.
Mezze, BBQ and more
Hot and cold mezze, like the grilled peppers topped with feta cheese and the spicy Turkish sucuk sausage, make for enjoyable starters at Rodi. The main courses offer a wide selection of chicken, lamb, veg and fish barbecued over charcoal.
Diners might choose a simple dish of char grilled lamb spare ribs or opt for something more involved, like the tavuk bayti – minced chicken breast flavoured with garlic, flat leaf parsley and flaked chilli. Vegetarian dishes include the sebez guvek – potatoes, tomatoes, okra, aubergine, peppers and herbs, all baked in the oven and topped with feta cheese. Baklava, cheesecake and a traditional Turkish rice pudding will bring any meal to a sweet and sticky finish.
Local attractions and transport links
Rodi is on Morrison Street near Edinburgh International Conference Centre. There is restricted on-street parking and pay parking at the nearby Sheraton. Haymarket train station is a five minute walk as is the tram line. Nearby attractions include the cinemas and theatres of the Lothian Road area.