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New Edinburgh restaurants
New Edinburgh restaurants: east PIZZA opens this weekend. Pic: [Facebook][1].

Here are all the new Edinburgh restaurants and bars…

In Leith, east PIZZAS is a new venture from Roland Simpson and Robert Marshall, two graduates of the six month diploma course at  Edinburgh New Town Cookery School.

Top notch pizzas are the name of the game and the aim is to use seasonal and local ingredients.

As far as is feasible, they intend to use ingredients sourced within 30 miles of their Leith base. All their meat and veg will be organic.

Their suppliers include Cross Border Brewing Company, East Coast Cured, Highland Ridge Larder, Kedar Cheese Company, William and Johnson coffee, Peelham Farm, Phantassie Organic Produce and Stewart Brewing.

The new restaurant opens this weekend.

New Edinburgh restaurants: Mamasan’s

Also new to Leith is Mamasan’s which is in the former Isobar premises on Bernard Street.

Mamasan's: cocktails in Leith.
Mamasan’s: mixing up exotic cocktails in Leith.

It opened in August so we are a bit behind the times. Street food and cocktails with an Asian influence are on offer.

Chameleon in Stockbridge

Heading across town to Stockbridge, Chameleon is a new tapas and cocktail bar on Howe Street.

The bar is in the basement space which previously housed Ruan Siam Thai.

We understand that the team behind Seasons and The Liquor Library on Broughton Street are involved.

The tapas include fried halloumi, pork schnitzel and mackerel with fennel, citrus and rocket.

Earlier this summer also saw the opening of Chizuru Tei on Morrison Street.

It is a Japanese fusion restaurant and its sushi and sashimi is causing quite a splash on TripAdvisor.

Look out for Black Ivy

Looking into the future, Black Ivy Hotel and Bar is gearing up to launch on Alvanley Terrace in Bruntsfield.

Formerly the Links Hotel, the new biz is the latest from Billy Lowe. Over the course of a long career, Mr Lowe has owned more than 36 prominent Edinburgh bars.

The Evening News has a good profile here.

Looking further into the future, the Fazenda Bar & Grill brand aims to launch an outlet on George Street in early 2018.

They already operate in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. A fifth location in Glasgow is also being sought.

According to the press release, ‘Fazenda presents an authentic gaúcho dining experience that embraces rodizio, a unique Brazilian way of serving a variety of grilled meats carved at the table’.

Destiny gets brainy

Last but by no means least, Dundee has a new restaurant. Called Destiny, it has the most bling decor this side of Dubai.

Destiny has a £55 tasting menu which features lamb brain masala and meatballs made with camel.

Is Dundee ready for this? Is any place?

New Edinburgh restaurants
Dynasty in Dundee: perhaps not the place for a casual bite to eat. Pic: [Facebook][11]