The Black Hoof
Well-stocked Spanish deli and takeaway specialising in quality Iberian ham, with a handful of tables for tapas-style grazing. BYOB.
Located on Dalry Road, the Black Hoof is a multi-function wholesale/deli/takeaway/tapas operation. Run by the indefatigable Carlos, an ex-pat Catalan who has cooked his way around the globe, it’s a one-man mission to bring top-quality Iberian cured meats to Edinburgh. For those after a quick refuel there are made-to-order bocadillo (baguettes filled with Spanish specialities) to sit-in or takeaway, while the tapas menu has a dozen or so dishes to linger over. A good-value daily tapas menu offers Spanish tomato bread, ham and olives, along with a selection of 3 tapas and a dessert. However, it’s the hand-carved, acorn-fed Iberian ham that is the main draw here and Carlos will happily wax lyrical about the production, provenance and quality of his beloved jamón. A weekly masterclass offers the chance to learn more and to sample their selection, with optional tapas meal to follow. With the added attraction of BYOB, the Black Hoof may have just cracked the recipe for an unusual, educational and tasty group night out.
- Provides: Wheelchair access
- Music on stereo: Spanish pop
- Live entertainment: Weekly masterclass evenings with optional tapas dinner
- Capacity: 16
- Largest group: 16
- Open since: 2017
- BYOB: £1 corkage
URGENT: You must stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, any medical need and travelling to and from essential work.