Wing Sing Inn
- Telephone 0131 228 6668
- Food served Mon–Sun 11.30–2.30pm, 4.30–11pm.
Authentic and expansive menu of classic Chinese favourites and culinary adventures.
A favourite with those in the know, the Wing Sing Inn has been providing northern Chinese fare to Edinburgh diners since 2008. Expect to find a vast array of unusual dishes on the menu. Hot and spicy fried crab with chilli and garlic arrives still in shell, and is a delicious example of Asian shellfish, while pan-fried dumplings, though a tad doughy, have an exquisitely tasty filling. Where deliveries are concerned, however, its popularity and the occasional problem with communication can result in lengthy delivery times, with the food losing its freshness.
Wing Sing Inn is a bit special. Off the well-worn tourist path in Fountainbridge, those in the know are devoted fans. The space itself is simple but staff bring their own brightness and warmth to this haven of north Chinese cooking. Expect the unexpected – you’ll find chicken feet, pig maw, shredded pig's ear in chilli, jellyfish with cabbage in garlic sauce and vinegary black agarics (mushroom fungus), so be prepared. But if that all sounds a little adventurous, don’t worry – the fried dumplings are juicy and crispy and the soups satisfying. Mains cover the full territory, with seafood a particular highlight. Razor clams are tender and garlicky in their long shells, while scallops sizzle hot from the grill. Variations of beef, pork, chicken, lamb and vegetables are extensive yet nothing disappoints. It’s licensed but feel free to take advantage of their BYOB policy. And make friends with the staff – you will be coming back.
- Delivery: £2.50–£3.50
- Private dining: Up to 12 covers
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Nothing
- Capacity: 50-60
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2008
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
- House wine: £13.50 per bottle
- BYOB: £4 corkage