As every eaterie looks to adjust and find a way to survive, here are some Edinburgh institutions that have already closed.
5. Brattisani's Fish and Chip Restaurant
An Edinburgh institution, Brattisani’s served up traditional chip shop fayre for over 100 years from their five shops across the city. Their last restaurant, in Newington Road, closed in 2004 when no one in the family was in a position to keep the business going.
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6. The Plumed Horse
Former Michelin starred restaurant, The Plumed Horse, was known for its fantastic food and top-class service, making it one of the best gourmet eateries in Leith. Unfortunately The Plumed Horse closed in 2016. In its place, you’ll now find Norn, which focuses on seasonal and local produce.
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7. Chop Chop
Chop Chop was voted Britain’s favourite Chinese restaurant in 2010 and 2012 and famously featured on Gordon Ramsay's "F-Word". At one point it had restaurants in Leith and Glasgow, both winning AA Rosettes for the quality of the food. In recent years however the business saw those branches close, and this year, after the enforced closure created by the coronavirus pandemic, the original Haymarket restaurant, opened in 2006 closed its doors for the last time.
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A real hidden gem, Jackson’s was hidden away being a very unassuming doorway on the Royal Mile, surrounded by tourist traps and down a very uninviting set of stairs. Those that made the descent were rewarded with opulent throne-like chairs, tapestries, waiter service that was second to none and some of the finest food the Capital could offer - and they even did a three-course lunch for £13 that was every bit as good as their evening meals.
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