Ransacked Black Oven

Ransacked Black Oven
Ransacked Black Oven
27-29 Marshall Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9BJ
  • Telephone 0131 667 7001
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 10am–10pm.
  • Seasonal times Festival: extended opening.
  • Food served Mon–Thu 9am–9pm; Fri 9am–10pm; Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–9pm.
  • Pre-theatre price n/a
  • Email
  • Website ransackedblackoven.co.uk
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Tasty, filling, fresh food inspired by Persian street fare.

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Terrible name notwithstanding, Ransacked Black Oven is an excellent addition to the Edinburgh Uni quarter. Serving dishes inspired by Persian street food and breads freshly baked in the titular wood-fired oven, the food is packed with flavour and, crucial to its hungry student demographic, brilliant value. Sourdough pita is whisper-light and delightful dipped in grassy fresh olive oil then dredged in aromatic dukkah. Assemble a kebab selected from a choice of the daily changing salads, spreads, and fillings: of these, fried halloumi is a true star – dredged in cumin-seasoned flour and fried to a delightful crisp, it’s the stuff of Arabian dreams. The flatbread pizzas also change daily – the base is thin and crispy and liberally smothered in toppings, like smoky chorizo offset with a sweet onion marmalade and sharp olives. Those with a sweet tooth will thrill to the sweet kebabs; the salted chocolate and roast banana version requires you to abandon your dignity and accept mess everywhere, but boy it is worth it.

The List's rating
8.2

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Katrina Conaglen visited Ransacked Black Oven on 25 March 2018
  • High point: Delicious food, brilliantly inventive for dietary requirements
  • Low point: Sacrilege: could the pizza be too cheesy?
  • Notable dish: Loaded salad with beetroot hummus and halloumi saganaki
  • Average price: £10 (lunch); £12 (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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  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Wheelchair access, Outdoor tables
  • Music on stereo: Comtemporary
  • 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