- Telephone 0131 554 5709
- Opening times Wed–Mon 4.30pm–11pm. Closed Tue.
- Typical order Chicken with cashew nuts (£4.70)
- Website www.silverbowl.co.uk
Reliable Leith choice for Thai and Chinese takeaway cuisine.
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.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
Punchy, fragrant flavours and fresh ingredients make this a standout choice for Thai and Chinese takeaway cuisine. Tod mun pla (Thai fishcakes) are vibrant and kao pad keed mao mu (noodles with pork, chilli and holy basil) is a fairly faithful representation of the popular Thai street food dish commonly known as ‘drunken noodles’. Popular Chinese dishes such as char siu chow mein and special fried rice are enjoyably light rather than the oily, cloying versions served up by so many other similar establishments. Delivery is efficient too and ordering straightforward thanks to a slick online operation, while a series of special offers and loyalty discounts add to the attraction.
- Delivery: £2.50 Delivery Charge. No Delivery available under £10.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options