41 West Preston Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9PY
  • Telephone 0131 667 4242
  • Food served Tue–Sun noon–3pm, 5.30–10pm. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £9.95 (set lunch); £12 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website www.hanedan.co.uk
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Behind a modest shop frontage on West Preston Street, tiny Hanedan is often crammed with regulars who have come to love its unpretentious charm and keen prices. But check opening times: chef-proprietor Gursel Bahar is very much his own man and locals are slightly wary of unpredictable closures. If you turn up on spec and it’s full, the charming Mr Bahar will suggest you retire to the nearby Cask and Barrel until a table is free, and he may well come and fetch you when it is. Once seated, olives and pitta bread are brought immediately, along with a torch so you can read the menu: this is short and simple with humuz, herkes bayildi (stewed aubergines) and other dippy things to start and char-grilled meats and fish for mains. The kuzu shish lamb is beautifully seasoned and tender too. Service is swift, but not hurried, and the staff are adept at making a very small space seem commodious. [Not recently visited.]

  • High point: Good value
  • Low point: Not much elbow room
  • Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Capacity: 28
  • Largest group: 12
  • Open since: 2004
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £13.50 per bottle
  • BYOB: £6 corkage

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