This restaurant has ceased trading.
- Telephone 0131 629 5784
- Opening times Tue–Fri 9am–9pm; Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–6pm. Closed Mon.
- Food served Tue–Fri noon–9pm; Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–6pm. Closed Mon
- Average price £10 (lunch); £11 (evening meal)
- Website www.frankfurtereck.com
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This review is taken from the 2012 edition.
German food can suffer from people's unfair preconceptions. Seek out Edinburgh’s first German restaurant, Frankfurter Eck to have these prejudices overturned. Behind a blink-and-you’ll miss it frontage on an unlikely block is a basic interior with minimal décor. It’s not a place to see-and-be-seen, but what it lacks in glamour it makes up for in quality home-cooked German food with excellent service to match. Just a curtain separates diners from the kitchen where chef Joseph Kuouh conjures up dishes such as sauerbrauten, lusciously-marinated beef pot roast, and jӓgerschnitzel or ‘hunter style’ pork. Yes, it’s comfort food, but to call it simply meat and potatoes does it no justice at all. The same applies to sides of satisfying dumplings and spӓtzle – familiar to expats from the Homeland who frequent this gem of a place along with locals discovering German cooking. Desserts include delicately-fried apple with ‘winemousse’ froth, and slices of surprisingly light, nutty apfelstrudel. A legend on the wall says it all: ‘We welcome you as guests, but we part as friends.’ Frankfurter Eck will certainly win the affections of those who give it a go.
- High point: There's no better introduction to German food
- Low point: Premises rather basic for some tastes perhaps
- Provides: Children's portions, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Easy listening
- Capacity: 16
- Largest group: 20
- Open since: 2011
- BYOB: Free corkage
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