B&D's Kitchen

B&D's Kitchen
214 Dalry Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2ES
  • Telephone 0131 261 9248
  • Opening times Tue–Fri noon–2pm, 5–11pm; Sat/Sun 5–11pm; closed Mon.
  • Food served Tue–Fri noon–2pm, 5–11pm; Sat/Sun 5–11pm. Closed Mon.
  • Average price £14 (lunch); £14 (evening meal)
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  • Website www.bdskitchen.co.uk
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Tiny family-run diner, a great place for trying some more unusual dishes from the Cantonese canon.

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Tiny and inconspicuous, you might easily walk right past B&D's Kitchen, yet hiding within is some seriously good Cantonese cooking. Owned and run by a husband and wife team, Betty works front of house while David's in the kitchen. They clearly have a passion for their native cuisine though you need to plan ahead as many of the more unusual dishes require 24-48 hours pre-ordering. Not organised? Not a problem. The main menu offers readily available dishes such as the three treasures; delicate aubergine, peppers and tofu stuffed with prawn and cooked in a savoury black bean sauce. The signature 'hot sand' dishes feature a lightly battered meat of your choice covered in finely chopped oven-roasted garlic and are not to be missed. Homemade dumplings are full of flavour, as is the bok choy in garlic sauce. The small interior is quirkily styled with amateur art, some of it for sale. There are only 20 covers so tables are close together, but it's comfortable enough and tables are turned over quickly on busy nights. Don't forget to bring your tipple of choice: it’s BYOB and a fair walk to the nearest bottle shop.

  • High point: Unusual Cantonese cooking
  • Low point: A tad out of the way
  • Notable dish: Hot Sand Char Sui
  • Average price: £14 (lunch); £14 (dinner)
  • Provides: Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Soft classical
  • Capacity: 20
  • Largest group: 20
  • Open since: 2012
  • BYOB: