Stack Dim Sum Bar

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Stack Dim Sum Bar
42 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG
  • Telephone 0131 553 7330
  • Food served Mon/Tue & Thu/Fri noon–9pm; Sat/Sun noon–3pm, 6–9pm. Closed Wed.
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Stack Dim Sum Bar

Arguably the best dim sum joint in Edinburgh.

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There are over 40 dim sum to choose from at Stack, all handmade and cooked to order, meaning plates are brought to the table when ready. It’s the perfect sharing food, allowing families and friends to order basket upon basket of delicate parcels. Try the prawn dumplings and be rewarded with the satisfying bite only a fresh prawn can offer. Spicy pork tongue is more yielding than expected and loaded with flavour. The squid cakes are plump, squidgy, and decidedly moreish. Cheung fun (silky rice noodle rolls) are stuffed with sweet and tender roast pork and melt in your mouth. There are a few larger dishes, too, such as the ho fun noodles served stir-fried or in soup. Not to be missed are the small rice dishes, most notably the glutinous rice with cured meat in lotus leaf. Décor is basic, but with food this good it hardly matters what adorns the walls or the state of the furniture – all that matters is what's in your stack.

The List's rating
8.2

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Rachel Kavish Wheatley visited Stack Dim Sum Bar on 20 March 2018
  • High point: Probably the best dim sum in town
  • Low point: Trying not to over-order
  • Notable dish: Chef's special king prawn dumpling
  • Average price: £17 (lunch); £17 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chinese and Korean pop
  • Capacity: 35
  • Largest group: 32
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
  • House wine: £16 per bottle