For a time, new restaurants and cafes seemed to pop up in Edinburgh every other week, which was great for keeping the city’s dining scene fresh and exciting. Sadly this also means we’ve had to wave goodbye to plenty of old favourites in order to make room for the new names. Although these Edinburgh eateries of days gone by are no longer with us, we won’t forget them any time soon. How many do you remember?
An Edinburgh institution, Brattisani’s served up traditional chip shop fayre for over 100 years from their five shops across the city. Sadly they closed down in 2004.
2. Burger Meats Bun
Excitement was high back in 2014 when news broke that popular Glasgow burger restaurant Burger Meats Bun was opening in the capital. But sadly it lasted only two years before closing.
3. Fat Sam’s
This legendary Chicago gangster-themed restaurant opened in 1986, and served up both huge portions and unique entertainment for nearly two decades. The restaurant closed for good and the building razed to the ground in 2007.
4. Iggs & Barioja
Owned by local personality Ignacio ‘Iggy’ Campos, Iggs Restaurant first opened in 1989 and was followed by sister venue Barioja in 2001. Sadly, both premises closed when Iggy retired.