- 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 £10.20 (lunch); £13.50 (evening meal)
- Website www.bdskitchen.co.uk
Tiny family-run diner, a great place for trying some more unusual dishes from the Cantonese canon.
B&D are husband and wife Betty and David Law, whose diminutive restaurant at the Gorgie end of Dalry road is one of the few places in town that is likely to satisfy those after traditional Chinese cuisine. Most of the menu is predictable UK-friendly stuff, but get to the last page, and their selection of specialities shows a place that dares to do it like it might be done in China. So, if your interest is piqued by the likes of steamed ribs with cleansing bitter melon, or supple slices of home-cured pigs trotter and a delicious dipping sauce, look no further. The caveat is that many dishes need to be ordered 24 hours or more in advance, so planning ahead is advised, but when there’s treats like aubergine with umami-rich nuggets of fermented shrimp at the end of it, the preorder anxiety is surely worthwhile. Don’t worry if you haven’t had the forethought, though – the daily available menu includes some decent freshly cooked staples, and B&D are happy to cater for all palates, however adventurous.
- High point: A warm welcome and some unexpurgated Cantonese cuisine
- Low point: Having to preorder means impulsiveness isn't allowed
- Notable dish: Homemade cured pig's trotters
- Provides: Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Nothing
- Capacity: 22
- Largest group: 16
- Open since: 2012