Fusion Gourmet

Fusion Gourmet
14–18 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DS
  • Telephone 0131 228 6463
  • Opening times Mon, Tue & Thu–Sun noon–10pm.
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–3pm, 5–10.30pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.fusiongourmet.co.uk
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Fusion Gourmet

Small, stylish restaurant exploring a wide variety of Chinese cuisines.

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Handily positioned between the university heartland and Lothian Road’s nexus of cinemas and concert halls, Fusion Gourmet is poised to pick up on both the hungry culturati and discerning student diners. With a menu that stretches from fiery Szechuan standards to nourishing north-east cooking and elegant Shanghai dishes, this stylish spot covers a lot of culinary ground. There is no trade-off in terms of quality, however. Tiny spring rolls are crisp, plentiful and full of flavour. Salt and chilli squid is meltingly soft in its blanket of batter. Portions are generous: a stew of whole sea bass and bean curd is enough to feed four and is a perfectly cooked blend of flavours and textures with melting chunks of tofu, tender fish, meaty mushrooms and tastebombs of ginger and star anise. With a mission to broaden local tastes, the restaurant is accustomed to comments about unfamiliar ingredients and flavours but the strong showing of Chinese customers here shows that they're scoring high on authenticity.

The List's rating
7

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Julie Morrice visited Fusion Gourmet on 17 March 2018
  • High point: Well-cooked dishes from across China
  • Low point: Service can be scatty
  • Notable dish: Stewed sea bass with bean curd
  • Average price: £7.99 (set lunch); £15 (dinner)
  • Delivery: £2–£4
  • Private dining: Up to 12 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chinese pop
  • Capacity: 60
  • Largest group: 68
  • Open since: Sep 2016
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £17.95 per bottle
  • BYOB: £10 corkage