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Locky
On 10/02/2019 at 17:56, cannonfoda said:

Always used to be hundreds of taxi drivers in mamaris kebab shop opposite rankeillor street.

 

 

Think it still is popular with them. Not sure why to be honest. Cracking shop though, my dad stays round the corner so still go regularly.

 

My dad was pumping a lassie who had been married to one of the original owners. Shady character. Talking Turkish mafia type.

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Ray Gin
13 hours ago, Tynieman said:

Stenhouse chippy used to be a hidden gem, but for the first time in years I had a fish supper from there, it has to be a contender for this thread!

 

How far back are you talking? It was horrific 10 years ago.

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John Findlay
25 minutes ago, Locky said:

Haven't had a Jubilee for a long time but my uncle lived in Wardieburn when I was wee so used to get one frequently in the late 90's. Shame that they're closing.

 

Had Javits a couple of times, and seems to be very popular in the area, but not a patch on the Jubilee.

Jubilee is not closing mate. Still going strong. I'm a 30 second walk from them.

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Locky
6 minutes ago, John Findlay said:

Jubilee is not closing mate. Still going strong. I'm a 30 second walk from them.

Sure I read online a wee while ago that the family were selling up this year.

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John Findlay
1 minute ago, Locky said:

Sure I read online a wee while ago that the family were selling up this year.

I'll ask next time I'm in.

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joe.gausden

Never tried it for years John as it went downhill from what it used to be. Remember Fridays when I was young there would be a huge queue half way down the street at teatime

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davemclaren
16 minutes ago, joe.gausden said:

Never tried it for years John as it went downhill from what it used to be. Remember Fridays when I was young there would be a huge queue half way down the street at teatime

All chippies in the 1950s were like that though. 😎

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joe.gausden
20 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

All chippies in the 1950s were like that though. 😎

Have to take your word for that auld yin :)

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Darren
45 minutes ago, joe.gausden said:

Never tried it for years John as it went downhill from what it used to be. Remember Fridays when I was young there would be a huge queue half way down the street at teatime

 

There was a spell when I lived nearby in the early 2000s when I preferred Javits to the Jubilee. 

 

I just remembered the chippy on Rose Street, which is absolutely bowfin.

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davemclaren
1 hour ago, Darren said:

 

There was a spell when I lived nearby in the early 2000s when I preferred Javits to the Jubilee. 

 

I just remembered the chippy on Rose Street, which is absolutely bowfin.

Most city centre chippies are rubbish in my ( late night ) experience. 

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Jeff
1 hour ago, davemclaren said:

Most city centre chippies are rubbish in my ( late night ) experience. 

 

Café Picante is decent if you can call that a city centre chippy

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luckyBatistuta
On 10/02/2019 at 17:56, cannonfoda said:

Always used to be hundreds of taxi drivers in mamaris kebab shop opposite rankeillor street.

 

 

 

Only one I use, still loads of taxi drivers in there every night for their dinner.

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cannonfoda
6 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:

 

Only one I use, still loads of taxi drivers in there every night for their dinner.

Used to be chippie next door but old guy died I think and mamaris took over.  

 

Used to love the mixed kebab.

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cannonfoda

For chippies head to boness and visit the corvie (called the seaview) broon fish supper is phenomenal.  

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cannonfoda

Also liked the bbq on corstorphine road back in  the day

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davemclaren
1 hour ago, Jeff said:

 

Café Picante is decent if you can call that a city centre chippy

Where is that?

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Jambojay84
8 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

Where is that?

Top of broughton st, it’s a great takeaway. They also have one at the far end of London rd but I’ve never been in it. As for shan takeaways I’d put the kingfisher top of that list, asked for a fish supper and the guy proceeded to cook it in a frying pan 🤢 I walked out 

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Jeff
21 minutes ago, davemclaren said:

Where is that?

 

Opposite the Omni Centre

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chester copperpot
2 hours ago, davemclaren said:

Most city centre chippies are rubbish in my ( late night ) experience. 

 

 

 

The Kingfisher used to be ok was it not. The one up from the grassmarket. Granted this was 20 years ago mind

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chester copperpot
1 hour ago, cannonfoda said:

Also liked the bbq on corstorphine road back in  the day

 

 

 

I still stop there every now and then for a hamburger supper on my way back from Edinburgh every now and then. The laddie says it's his favourite chippy ever but he's used to o e hamburger being from the weeg. 

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Jambojay84
21 minutes ago, chester copperpot said:

 

 

 

The Kingfisher used to be ok was it not. The one up from the grassmarket. Granted this was 20 years ago mind

I’d avoid it nowadays Chester it’s awful mate, same people owned the chippy at haymarket too 🤢🤢🤢

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Tynieman
7 hours ago, Ray Gin said:

 

How far back are you talking? It was horrific 10 years ago.

 

Not stayed there for 15 years...

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chester copperpot
2 hours ago, Jambojay84 said:

I’d avoid it nowadays Chester it’s awful mate, same people owned the chippy at haymarket too 🤢🤢🤢

Shame that as used to love a cheeseburger supper out of there steaming!

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Rupert Custard
16 hours ago, cannonfoda said:

Also liked the bbq on corstorphine road back in  the day

Very good when I stayed there.

In contrast, there was a chip shop on Kirk Loan (down past Winstons and the snooker club) that was rank. Only went once - came back with a mass of greasy batter, inside of which were the remnants of what must have been a sardine. 

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Chester™
16 hours ago, chester copperpot said:

 

 

 

The Kingfisher used to be ok was it not. The one up from the grassmarket. Granted this was 20 years ago mind

 

15 hours ago, Jambojay84 said:

I’d avoid it nowadays Chester it’s awful mate, same people owned the chippy at haymarket too 🤢🤢🤢

 

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/edinburgh-takeaway-s-horrendous-reviews-leave-locals-in-stitches-1-4815869

 

Its just been taken over though.

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Chester™
1 hour ago, Joey J J Jr Shabadoo said:

The crollas owned it? I assume it'll be the same family. 

 

No idea. Just noticed a couple of EEN articles making a show of it that it was under new ownership.

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Radio Ga Ga
4 hours ago, Rupert Custard said:

Very good when I stayed there.

In contrast, there was a chip shop on Kirk Loan (down past Winstons and the snooker club) that was rank. Only went once - came back with a mass of greasy batter, inside of which were the remnants of what must have been a sardine. 

I think you mean Manse Road, Tarry's if my memory serves me?

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Boris
4 minutes ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

I think you mean Manse Road, Tarry's if my memory serves me?

 

Sure that turned into a Chinese takeaway about ten years or more ago?

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Joey J J Jr Shabadoo
1 hour ago, Chester™ said:

 

No idea. Just noticed a couple of EEN articles making a show of it that it was under new ownership.

No worries. It mentioned their name in the article. 

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Locky
21 hours ago, cannonfoda said:

Used to be chippie next door but old guy died I think and mamaris took over.  

 

Used to love the mixed kebab.

Think that was Palmyra. If so, worked with a guy who's dad was the boy that ran it. Said guy was at Hearts when he was younger.

 

That might be on the sight of the old Oscars chippy actually. That was good back in the day. Hasn't been a chippy for years now.

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Locky

Piccante is nice but ****ing extortionate. I usually prefer to head round to Giuliano's if I'm in that neck of the woods. Deep Sea ain't too bad either IIRC.

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Rupert Custard
3 hours ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

I think you mean Manse Road, Tarry's if my memory serves me?

That’s the one Ga Ga. Memorably rank.

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jonnothejambo

Tarry's was ok in the 1970s. Used to go there occasionally after the snooker a few yards away. 

 

In the snooker hall we used to get a roasting hot greasy pie served on piece of cardboard and a steaming hot mug of tea. Willie McLaughlin ran the place I recall.

 

Bert diMarco (sp) used to come in with his own set of balls and play on table one. 

 

Good times.

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graygo
On 11/02/2019 at 17:28, Joey J J Jr Shabadoo said:

Aye. Tell your mate the Bombay lounge is better. At least, I don't know anyone to spew after eating there. The vindaloo and green chilli lamb are excellent. 

 

I've told his mate many a time that the Bombay Lounge is better.

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iantjambo

A few years ago, I got a chicken curry and fried rice from SWS at Stenhouse Cross. It was the most repulsive thing I've ever had from a takeaway. The chicken wasn't cooked properly and the rice was like mush.

It was the first and last time I ever went there. It may just have been a one-off, I don't know.

It was at least a year before I had Chinese again, the thought of it turned my stomach. That's how bad it was.

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Jambo_Gaz

Malaysia House in East Calder tops even SWS. 

 

 

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Bluesy1874
On 13/02/2019 at 11:12, Locky said:

Think that was Palmyra. If so, worked with a guy who's dad was the boy that ran it. Said guy was at Hearts when he was younger.

 

That might be on the sight of the old Oscars chippy actually. That was good back in the day. Hasn't been a chippy for years now.

The old boy who owned the wee chippy before marmaris was called pasquale. Used to get sent up there often from my granny when I was younger. 

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Locky
13 hours ago, Bluesy1874 said:

The old boy who owned the wee chippy before marmaris was called pasquale. Used to get sent up there often from my granny when I was younger. 

That sounds about right. Was it no him that was Paul's dad?

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Bluesy1874
1 minute ago, Locky said:

That sounds about right. Was it no him that was Paul's dad?

Possibly, I can't really remember his son to be honest. 

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Locky
1 hour ago, Bluesy1874 said:

Possibly, I can't really remember his son to be honest. 

He worked with us ya donut. Wee Paul Adamo.

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