These are the Edinburgh finalists in the Scottish Takeaway Awards 2019
The Scottish Takeaway Awards 2019 will take place on Tuesday 30 July and will see the biggest names in the takeaway industry across Scotland come together to celebrate the best of 2019.
By Rhona Shennan 19th Jul 2019, 1:35pm - 1 min read How many of these takeaways have you tried?
There are 19 categories in the awards, including Curry Takeaway of the Year, Fish N Chips Takeaway of the Year, Chinese Takeaway of the Year and Best Loved Takeaway of the Year. These are all the Edinburgh takeaways that made it into the finals.
Giovanni's states that is has Edinburgh's best pizzas, kebabs, burgers and other freshly prepared dishes, but will the Scottish Takeaway Awards agree? 94 Northfield Broadway The Ephesus Mediterranean Takeaway recommends their lamb shish wrap or their kofte wrap. Have you tried either of these? 96 S Clerk St One online reviewer for Chicken Club wrote: "The food is delicious, pizzas are fresh made to order and the chicken is freshly cooked - the staff are kind and friendly." 46 S Clerk St Offering up big breakfasts and a tasty lunch menu with bagels, homemade soups, freshly baked cakes and exception coffee, The Painted Rooster also has original handmade pierogi dumplings. 10 Melville Pl Branded as "everything a good chippy should be", one online reviewer wrote: "This is my no.1 for fish and chips. Massive servings, best chippy sauce and always crispy and fresh. Pizza is gorgeous too." 8 Lochend Rd S Having picked up an award from the Scottish Takeaway Awards last year, Javits will be striving to make it a second year in a row. 207 W Granton Rd A certificate of excellence holder on TripAdvisor, the Pakora Bar boast rave reviews left, right and centre. "Best pakora in Edinburgh," one reviewer wrote. 96 Hanover St One online reviewer wrote: "Their meal deals are excellent, the pizza and chicken is second to none and the staff are so helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend it." 93 Lauriston Pl One online reviewer wrote: "Want a burrito? Want freshly made chips and salsa? This is the place to go. Make sure you go hungry because the burritos are packed and pick up a loyalty card." 224 Leith Walk Having been the winners of the 2018 Takeaway of the Year South East from The Scottish Curry Awards 2018, this Indian takeaway has its eye on the prize for this year. 47 Ferry Rd, Newhaven Another award winning takeaway, Bangla kitchen looks to serve up authentic Indian food by using fresh ingredients and exotic spices - their chef also uses his culinary skills to create unique Bangladeshi dishes. 67-69 Main St The 2017 curry takeaway of the year winners, Slumdog look to do things differently. With a simplified menu, all their dishes are not only authentic and delicious, but also completely distinctive. 38-39 Elm Row Branded as the best Indian takeaway in Portobello, this takeaway is looking to conquer the rest of Edinburgh. An award winning chef, freshly cooked dishes and authentic food, what's not to love? 249 Portobello High St With one review for this takeaway saying it was the best curry takeaway they'd ever had, Station India looks to heat up the competition with their extensive menu of Indian delights. 128 Portobello High Street With one review on TripAdvisor stating that Bombay Feast is "probably the best carry out curry in Edinburgh," perhaps they'll be taking home the crown in the awards? 32 Hillhouse Rd "If you're looking for fish and chips in Edinburgh then this is the best place" the reviews rave. Boasting crispy batter, fresh fish and proper chips, you can't ask for much more from your chippy. 136-138 Gorgie Rd Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, Bertie's Proper Fish & Chips strives to deliver a modern twist on the classic dish that is Scotland's beloved fish and chips. 9 Victoria St Described as a "gem of a chippy", Globetrotter serves up fresh fish in delicious batter, fantastic chips and everything else you would hope for from a chippy. 169 Bruntsfield Pl As well as the usual menu, Marchmont takeaway also caters to a wider audience with its vegan and vegetarian menu. With vegan pizzas, munchie boxes and "sausage" suppers, why not try something different? 98 Marchmont Road A family friendly takeaway which specialises in a huge variety of dishes including pizza and burgers, fish and chips, Turkish cuisine, kebabs, doner wraps and loads more, including kids meals. 75 Lothian Rd Topkapi Kebab House brands itself as Edinburgh's first and premier Turkish kebab house whose delivery service covers the majority of the city centre. 107-109 Fountainbridge A vegan eatery might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about kebabs, but that's where Karma Kebab comes in. Serving up fresh and delicious (and totally vegan) kebabs. 32 S Clerk St With one reviewer stating that this takeaway has the "best kebab in Edinburgh", will the Scottish Takeaway Awards think the same? 146 Easter Rd A 2018 Certificate of Excellence Winner on TripAdvisor, these are only bestowed to those who consistently receive high ratings from the public. Will they be adding a Scottish Takeaway Award to their arsenal? 7 West Port At Kebab Express, they look to provide quality and freshly prepared meals for their customers - and it seems to be working. "This has to be the best all round kebab shop," one reviewer praised. 252 Gorgie Rd Traditional Turkish kebab that's served with pitta bread, salad and sauce, this takeaway has also been praised by reviewers for its fantastic pizzas. 49 Muirhouse Gardens Boasting the "best munchie box in Edinburgh" according to one reviewer, it even made the shortlist of the British Kebab Awards last year. Will this year see this takeaway take home the prize? 166 Dalry Rd Located near the city centre, Kebab Mahal has been serving up amazing food for hungry customers for over 30 years. Their sought after kebabs are served well into the early hours. 7 Nicolson Square "In my life, nothing has ever made me happier than the lamb shish wrap here. Nothing else compares," one reviewer said about the Kurdish Best Kebab House. 58 Montrose Terrace Fed up with the poor quality of pizzas in Edinburgh, Dough Pizzeria set out to change that. Their pizzas are handcrafted and stone baked with a healthy dose of love. With two stores in Edinburgh: Rose Street and South Clerk Street With award winning pizza, La Favorita use a wood-fired oven to cook our delicious thin-crust pizzas - all laden with the best combinations of Italy's most mouthwatering pizza toppings. 331-325 Leith Walk This Italian joint in Edinburgh has rave reviews, like this one: "The pizzas are authentic and covered in delicious ingredients. The pizza is crispy and not doughy, the place is quaint and a hidden gem!" 68 St Mary's St As well as delicious pizza, Palmyra Pizza also has the likes of amazing falafel wraps, chicken shawarma and loads of other Middle Eastern delights. 22 Nicolson St Eatalias has been a family run business dating back to 1981. Offering up loads of authentic Italian food like pizza, pasta, arancini, garlic bread, mozzarella sticks and loads more. 1 Brunswick St Offering unusual and exotic toppings for their pizzas, they range from kangaroo to venison and even horse and camel. If you're not feeling quite so adventurous, they also have all the classics on hand as well. 12 Crighton Pl While NKD Pizza doesn't pretend to be healthy, they do say that they're "healthier, tastier and better for people than the processed garbage that's out there parading as pizza". 6-8 Morningside Dr Origano Go are determined to be more than "just pizza". In addition to their hand-crafted pizzas, they also offer fresh antipasto platters, bruschette, pasta (with gluten free options) and amazing desserts. 277 Leith Walk With every kind of pizza available, all the dips for the crusts you could want and more, Italia Express also has burgers, burgers, pastas, pakoras etc. so no matter what you're in the mood for, they have it. 159 Dundee St A fixture since 1934, stocking Italian deli produce, pastries, bread and wine, with attached cafe. 19 Elm Row Born in Tuscany, the owner of Maialino Deli and Cafe is embarking on a mission to bring a little bit of his hometown to the West End of Edinburgh. 34 William St Fresh ingredients are at the heart of this deli and have an ever evolving menu featuring new and unique combinations of flavours. They have established themselves as a firm favourite within the community. 7 Barony St Roots Deli are committed to delivering amazing food and drinks with friendly service. In everything they do, they are motivated by their core values of sustainability, well-being and community in a happy environment. 18 William St Also operating as a cafe bar, they have a selection of wines, beers and spirits along with our tapas and nibbles to sit in or take away. 17 Causewayside Reviews for this cosy little deli rave about the great food, lovely service and good prices. 33 Brougham St This is a small, friendly, independent, family run cafe. With fresh and simple food made to order, this cafe also has amazingly rich coffee on offer as well. 41 Leith St "I go to Vigo frequently and have the spicy Mexican chicken wrap which is amazing. It's a busy shop with friendly staff and I'm already thinking of tomorrow's lunch," one review praised. 2a Roseburn Terrace Branded as a "little gem" by their online reviews, one person said: "This is a definite must for anyone looking for good, fresh and local British fayre!" 181 Bruntsfield Pl Approaching food not just as something for sustenance but also something that's pleasurable to the senses, Herbie hunt out small artisan producers who are true to their trade. 66 Raeburn Pl A unique sandwich bar aimed at delivering delicious, affordable and quick food for breakfast or lunch. One review says: "It is no exaggeration to say these are the best sandwiches in Edinburgh!" 162 Fountainbridge An independent gourmet Sandwich bar, they strive to bring something a wee bit special to Edinburgh. All about combining care and imagination, with fresh quality ingredients to offer truly delicious food. The Arches, 3 E Market St Online reviews have branded this sandwich bar as the "friendliest cafe in Edinburgh". 18 Hope Park Terrace This place has been praised as "great for vegans" and overall as a "brilliant sandwich bar". Is this the year that they take home an award? 32 Lady Lawson St One online reviewer wrote: "Great delicatessen, superb menu, great value for money, friendly staff, a hidden gem, I cant recommend this cafe enough and look forward to returning again soon." 42 Broughton St One online reviewer wrote: "Great place for lunch on the move. The choices of fillings are endless and the sandwiches are super cheap. I would also recommend the soup." 31 W Nicolson St One online reviewer awarded Crusts with "the best coffee in Edinburgh". Could their amazing coffee put them in with a chance to win at the Takeaway Awards? 115 Fountainbridge Shore Avocado brings delicious and freshly prepared (and healthy) food to Leith. With baked potatoes, pasta dishes, wraps, paninis and more, there will be something on their menu that'll spark your interest. 32 Constitution St One online reviewer wrote: "Amazing food for a quick bite and great service by a family run business. Always leave with a smile on your face." 158 Saughton Road North One online reviewer wrote: "Very easily the best Thai in Edinburgh. Having tried all of the vegetarian dishes over the years, nothing has ever disappointed." 311 Leith Walk Serving up traditional Chinese dishes, one online reviewer said that Top Wok is an "truly incredible foodie find". 548 Gorgie Rd According to one online reviewer, Jiuding is: "Simply the best in Edinburgh". But will the Scottish Takeaway Awards agree? 30 Albert St Anima says: "Our delicious Italian food is simple and created with passion, using fresh and authentic ingredients." 11 Henderson Row A certificate of excellent holder on TripAdvisor, Taste of Italy has loads of rave reviews. One said: "As always Taste of Italy meets high expectations of reasonably priced Italian food in cafe surroundings." 9 Baxter's Pl While award winning cupcakes are what this bakery is probably most well known for, they also have amazing brownies, weekly specials and regularly rotating fresh produce. With cafes on Dundas Street and Bruntsfield Pl One online reviewer wrote: "The burgers are ridiculously full and yummy with plenty servings of sides. Really nice food and couldn't recommend enough." 104 St John's Rd One online reviewer wrote: "Probably the best burger and chips that we have had in years. Cant recommend highly enough." 113 Broughton Rd One online reviewer wrote: "My most favourite restaurant in Edinburgh!!! Love the chicken wings with corn on the cob and mash potatoes as sides. Just delicious." 29-30 South Bridge One online reviewer wrote: "The restaurant has an excellent kitchen, very good pizza and pasta. Very nice and friendly staff and cook, a real Italian restaurant and bar!" 48 Haymarket Terrace One online reviewer wrote: "I stumbled upon this place yesterday and was so impressed by the menu! Great to be able to have some healthy, fresh fast food." 137 Pitt St One online reviewer wrote: "As always, good quality food. Cant fault it!" 154 Balgreen Rd One online reviewer wrote: "Excellent quality, really good value. I had tuna box and vegetable gyoza. Delicious!" 126 Nicolson St One online reviewer wrote: "This place is an absolute delight, from the service you receive to the food. They do an amazing job of balancing the flavours of Thai food." 25 Brougham St One online reviewer wrote: "This is real Thai food and sent us all into raptures. If I lived in Edinburgh I would eat here every week." 53 Raeburn Pl Described as a "little gem", one online reviewer wrote: "The portion sizes are huge and food is very tasty. I will definitely be returning!" 28 Warrender Park Rd One online reviewer wrote: "perfect for hangovers and when you need some serious fueling... A greasy spoon for the 21st century." With locations in West Register Street and 118 Buccleuch St. Described as the "best breakfast ever in Edinburgh", one online reviewer wrote: "You can enjoy a good scottish breakfast and excellent paninis. Very good attention from the owner, very very kind!" 65 Pleasance One online reviewer wrote: "Great freshly prepared food, the soft shell crab sushi roll is the best! Relaxed atmosphere and reasonable prices. Its a favourite." 46 W Richmond St One online reviewer wrote: "The food was piping hot and smelled fantastic. It actually tasted even better than it smelled and was incredible. perfectly cooked, beautifully spiced and just fantastic." 64 Portobello High St