- Telephone 0131 554 9830
- Food served Tue–Sun 5pm–11.30pm. Closed Mon.
- Typical order Chicken with garlic and black peppers (£6.70)
- Website www.silverbowl.co.uk
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This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
With three branches in the area, Silver Bowl has something of a monopoly in Leith when it comes to Chinese and Thai take-away. Thai is available from the Albert Place branch, while Chinese can be picked up or delivered from the other two. Booking can be made easily online or by telephone. Menus for both types of cuisine are extensive, with a solid mix of old classics and in-house creations. Dishes are served with liberal helpings of fresh crunchy veg added into sauces. Expertly made starters and sides – such as the particularly accomplished vegetable tempura – help to confirm Silver Bowl as a reliable takeaway that more than deserves its local popularity.
Established in 1968, Silver Bowl certainly has a venerable track record in keeping the residents of Leith supplied with Chinese takeaways (and more recently Thai from its sister Albert Street branch). The Chinese menu focuses on Cantonese classics, with a few rarer additions including egg curry and onion fritters – the latter as a dessert option! While not the cheapest in that part of town, portion sizes are good and the quality of the ingredients better than most. Loyal customers can join their Gold Club to earn reward points – or check out the Special Offers page on the website for occasional discounts or extras. You can also order online up to seven days in advance.
- High point: Unbeatable vegetable tempura
- Low point: Can't order Thai and Chinese in a single transaction online
- Delivery: £2.50 delivery charge
- Provides: Gluten-free options