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“The new Shanghai restaurant is a real treat.”
I've been visiting Edinburgh for years and for many of them, I visited the Rainbow Arch. Previously excellent, the Rainbow Arch had shown signs of decline on my more recent visits but I thought I'd give it one more chance when I visited in September. I was surprised to see the name had changed to the Shanghai and the place seemed to have been tarted up.
I was even more pleased when I saw the tired old menu had been replaced with what seemed to be Chinese fusion cooking.
My Pal and myself were really looked after by the two waitresses and thoroughly enjoyed an extremely different experience.
This weekend, I went again this time with my wife. The food was - if anything - even better than before with lots of dishes unrecognisable from the typical Chinese (Cantonese) cuisine.
The waitress remembered me from my earlier visit and was extremely helpful and friendly suggesting a special of fish fillets in a special soy sauce which was unimaginably tasty.
Perhaps even better was a chicken dish cooked in an iron pot (the first item on the House specials section) which was absolutely delicious.
All this after an unusual and wide range of appetizers and dim sum.
The whole experience was fantastic and we were left wondering whether it was the finest Chinese Meal we'd ever had anywhere (and we've had quite a few). On balance, perhaps it was.
Get yourself there before the place gets discovered..
“Definitely worth a visit”
Came across this place on one of the side streets in the Fountainbridge area of Edinburgh and passed it by on a couple of occasions because it initially looked less than welcoming. However, decided to venture in there this evening and try it out.
Walking through the door it looks like your average non-buffet style Chinese restaurant. The tables are nicely spaced out and you don't get a sense of trying to cram too many in and if you fancy a late night bite they are open until 3am.
The staff were friendly and welcoming and the service very efficient, although the place did lack any real atmosphere - but hey, I was there to eat, not to party!.
I had my 'trademark' meal, which acts as my own benchmark for Chinese food and consists of Chicken & Sweetcorn Soup, Chicken & Mushroom, Egg Fried Rice & Banana fritters and I have to say the quantity of the food was plentiful and the quality and taste of the food was excellent.
The overall cost of the meal was quite reasonable, £20 overall which included a drink and another starter was £20.
Overall, an excellent early evening meal which I intend to repeat again soon.
“Great food and great value, best ever in Edinburgh!”
We ate at Rainbow Arch every time we visited Edinburgh. They do really delicious dim sums and seafood with reasonable prices. The staff are friendly and considerable. We spent a night in Edinburgh this time on the way to the highland and dined at Rainbow Arch. We ordered the 50-pound set (five dishes and a soup including rice for 4 people) and we were again really happy with the food quality. I particularly liked the sea bass!!
“best ever chinese dim sum restaurant I had been in my lifetime”
best ever chinese food I had in my lifetime, definitely will go back again. I had my retirment party there. the chef is very creative, very authentic, friendly staff. value for money.
“Best dim sum in Edinburgh or at least the closest I've found to The Royal China in London!”
Best dim sum in Edinburgh or at least the closest I've found to The Royal China in London!
“sehr gut fuer lunch”
Das Essen kommt schnell, die Karte ist uebersichtlich, aber dennoch ist fuer jeden was dabei, es werden frische Salate angeboten, was in Edinburgh eine Raritaet ist.
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思君知不知 | 2010-01-20 22:55