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June 20, 2019

After its Fountainbridge premises were devastated by a fire last October, the Badabing is back in business at the foot of Lothian Road.

A gangster-themed bar, steakhouse and live music venue, the venture specialises in steaks which have been dry-aged for 35 days.

Whether you fancy a sirloin, ribeye, flat iron or Porterhouse steak, they are brought to table uncooked and customers can cook them to their own specification on hot lava stones.

The management have had some schoolboy fun with the gangster theme when writing the menu. The meatballs are labelled Mario's Meaty Balls while Jock's Sack are haggis balls.

The testicular chuckles continue with a cocktail menu that includes Bobby Big Nuts, a mix of vodka, banana and peanuts.

If the gangster/mafia theme really floats your boat, you can book into the Al Capone booth, a table surrounded by memorabilia of the famous bootlegger.

The Al Capone booth at Badabing.

The Al Capone booth at Badabing. Pic: Facebook.

Berger and Stak

A ten minute walk away is the relatively recently launched Berger and Stak.

Located on Gillespie Place, a hop, skip and a jump away from Harajuku Kitchen, the new venture opened its doors in May.

As the name suggests, burgers and steaks make up the majority of the menu. From buttermilk buffalo 'bergers' to fillet steaks served on a sizzling platter, there are plenty of options to choose between.

Naturally, there are plenty of veggie options such as vegetable skewers, five bean burgers, hummus and a halloumi burger.

Chunky milkshakes and Oreo cheesecakes will help fill any remaining holes.

We'll be back tomorrow with more news of a Latin American steakhouse in Fountainbridge and a new Vietnamese specialising in pho - the delicious noodle broth that Vietnamese people eat morning, noon and night.

It's got onion rings so it counts as one of your five-a-day, right?

It's got onion rings so it counts as one of your five-a-day, right? Pic: Facebook