It was Lindsey’s birthday on Sunday, so on Friday evening we went to Nargile Edinburgh, 73 Hanover Street, for a meal. It was excellent! Using a coupon from Groupon, it was also reasonably priced.
By starting with Meze for two, we were able to sample several extremely interesting and unusual tastes.
My main course, the ‘Nargile Special’ was one of the most delicious dishes I’ve ever had. Here’s the description from the menu: “A layered dish of chopped pitta, pureed aubergine and thin slices of marinated lamb dressed with halep sauce and hot butter.” It may look a bit unappetising in the photo below, but boy, was it good!
We had a bottle of Pinot Grigio Blush, which was OK, but a full-bodied red would have suited the lamb better. Lindsey enjoyed her Fener Balik (Oven roasted escallops of monkfish topped with tomato, basil and mozzarella cheese, served on a bed of lemon and herb scented kus kus).
When it came time to pay the bill (for the wine and coffee, because the rest was included in the £24 Groupon coupon), they hadn’t included the wine. Well, you can’t expect others to be honest with you if you’re not honest with them, so I pointed out the omission. The waitress looked very relieved.
On the bus home, this chap sat opposite us.