Edinburgh River Life

Rated 4.4/5
82-84 Dalry Road , Edinburgh, EH11 2AX

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Edinburgh River Life Review

  • Rating good food at a great price (Rating 4.4/5)
    This is a BYOB restaurant which we did not know. Luckily there is an off licence just a few doors along which is not that expensive. We were met at door by the waitress who with a warm and friendly manner showed us to our table. Bread and butter was brought to our table automatically which I thought was a nice touch. The waitress then brought us our munu and opened our wine that we had brought in with us (no corkage charge). She then informed us that a few items on the menu were not available this unfortunately included the seafood bisque which we were looking forward to trying. The menu you can choose from is the provincial menu which is the first three pages and for fifteen pounds each is great value. We ordered our food: Fig in Pancetta with Blue Cheese & Balsamic Dressing (v) Chicken Liver Parfait Spicy Jerk Chicken Leg/Breast, with Rice (we had one with breast meat and the other with leg) it is spicy but very nice Brandy Creme Brulee (did not really taste the brandy but nice anyway) Each course arrived in good time with a friendly and polite attitude. On completion of each course we were asked if everything was okay. Be aware the plates are extremely hot (too hot to touch, you are warned by the waitress/waiter when presented). With comfortable seating, a warm welcome and friendly service the restaurant is very nice to dine out and it certainly offers a glimpse of French-Caribbean cuisine in a relaxed setting. The restaurant itself is small and when we went (Saturday night at 7:00pm) it soon became full. Toilets are clean and basic. All in all a very good night out at a great price.
    David MIller - 10/02/2014

Edinburgh River Life Features

Average Price for 2 Courses £12 A La Carte
High Chair, Small Portions Child Friendly
Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilet Disabled Access
Gluten Free Gluten Free
Vegetarian Vegetarian

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