Ransacked Black Oven

Ransacked Black Oven
Ransacked Black Oven
27–29 Marshall Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9BJ
  • Telephone 0131 667 7001
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–11pm; Sun 10am–9pm.
  • Seasonal times Festival: extended opening.
  • Food served Sun/Mon 11am–9pm; Tue–Thu 9am–9pm; Fri 9am–10pm; Sat 10am–10pm.
  • Pre-theatre times n/a
  • Pre-theatre price n/a
  • Email
  • Website ransackedblackoven.co.uk
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Eclectic Persian street food-inspired restaurant which aims to cater for everyone.

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Classroom-style décor, softened with scatter cushions, creates a familiar and comfortable (if unconventional) setting for Persian street food. Specials are displayed on a blackboard which, along with the menu, is clearly marked for allergies and dietary requirements. The space is great for groups, with a central table large enough to cope with all of your friends, family and their food foibles. The menu is divided into sections such as soul bowls, steak boards and wraps. Freshly prepared salads are available by generously sized scoop, allowing you to choose one as a starter or a side, or all of them to share. A special of lentil and vegetable stew is warming, filling and accompanied by freshly baked sourdough, while chargrilled aubergine is enlivened with za'atar seasoning which contrasts with the smoky soft flesh. Vegan cheese is available for Lebanese-style pizzas which feature cross-continental toppings: sauerkraut, halloumi, shawarma chicken, haggis, artichoke and even chocolate (for dessert). The chef here has an obvious flair for flavour – case in point: the edamame beans are not to be missed.

The List's rating
6.8

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Nicola Pym visited Ransacked Black Oven on 17 January 2019
  • High point: Freshness of ingredients
  • Low point: Beer served in schooners
  • Notable dish: Naname Edamame Beans
  • Average price: n/a (set lunch); £18.50 (dinner)

Freshly baked, wood fired, Persian inspired street food.

Inspired by our worldwide wanderings and our love of Persian street food; the Ransacked Black Oven was born…

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  • Private dining: n/a
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Unassuming background music
  • Capacity: 60 (16 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2018
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £11 (1/2 litre carafe) per bottle

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