Agoon Pani, the Indian restaurant on Henderson Street in Leith, has been replaced by The Baker’s Arms gastropub.
The new venture opened in early December so we’re playing catch-up here but it looks worth mentioning even if we are a little late.
The best Scottish produce and local/British craft beers are the focus round these parts.
Sword dancing at The Baker’s Arms
The menus change daily but a typical starter might be the duck liver pâté with toast or the house-smoked mackerel fillet which is served with capers and dill.
Main courses include a house burger with triple cooked chips and the option of Mull cheddar topping; a wild mushroom pie, sirloin steak or a dish of grilled sea bass with new spuds and kohlrabi salad.
We like the sound of the Barnsley chop of Puddledub Lamb with crushed new potatoes and greens.
They also offer sharing platters. Think along the lines of Scottish charcuterie, the ploughman’s or a Fruits of the Forth.
A Sunday roast and Tasty Tenner Friday promo seem likely to draw in the crowds.
The entertainment programme is quirky. Recent attractions have included a board game night and an evening of sword dancing to folk music.
Hail the ale!
Back in the centre of town, it is all change at City Night Club and Sportsters Bar on Market Street.
Assuming that these plans we found on the Edinburgh Council planning application site are still valid, then the nightclub and sports bar are to become a brasserie and German-style beer hall.
As a nod to the building’s old life as the home of The Scotsman newspaper, the brasserie looks set to be called The Print Works Bar and Brasserie while the bar will be the Scotsman Bier halle.
More news as we get it, scran fans.