About Shebeen Dalkeith
South African restaurant in Dalkeith
Shebeen is a traditionally styled South African restaurant on the corner of Dalkeith’s Buccleuch and the High streets. Taking its name from illicit township drinking dens, the colourful dining room features chunky wooden furniture, carved African art and an eye-catching ceiling. 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 in Edinburgh. 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 sosatie beef or pork belly skewers in a spicy sauce, 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 in Shebeen, 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.
Dalkeith transport and attractions
Shebeen is on Buccleuch Street in Dalkeith. There is free on-street parking. The nearest train station is at Eskbank. Local attractions and amenities include Newbattle Golf Course, Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World and Dalkeith Country Park.