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9A Antigua Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3NH
  • Telephone 0131 556 8896
  • Food served Sun–Thu noon–midnight; Fri/Sat noon–1am.
  • Average price £8.50 (set lunch); £18 (evening meal)
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Casual Turkish restaurant where you'll feel the thrill of the grill.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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First impressions can be hard to overcome and entering Ada is a bit like running the gauntlet as you pass by the busy takeaway counter before reaching the restaurant. Don’t write it off though; the back of the building opens out into a roomy, casual restaurant with a menu focused on Turkish cuisine, which makes sense of the huge grill counter you’ve just passed. Expect the usual range of mezzes, all accompanied with warm, chewy pide bread to start. Veggie choices are strong here, but thanks to that grill, the meat is something special: lamb chops, for example, come charred, smoky and sweet. Lather them up with some iman bayildi, a sprinkle of chilli sauce and some of the lovely grilled onions served with each main course, and get stuck in.

  • High point: The lamb
  • Low point: The entrance
  • Average price: £8.50 (set lunch); £18 (dinner)
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 10
  • House wine: £16 per bottle