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Sofia's Lounge Edinburgh

I received the pleasure of dining at Sofia's recently and I say pleasure, because there really is no other way to put it. If you do dine here at Edinburgh's latest hot spot. You will not be disappointed.

There are a few options where you can choose to sit; the inside seating area, which is brightly lit and intimate or outdoors, under a wooden gazebo. The gazebo is dimly lit with outdoor heaters and blankets are available on request. The walls are decorated with Persian rugs that have been imported from Lebanon.

Sofia's puts a modern twist on Lebanese cuisine using fresh, clean cut ingredients and prides themselves on using less oil.

Cheese Burger £7.45

This cheese burger was spectacular. The lamb felt clean and full of flavour and succulent. The brioche bun held it's shape and complimented the lamb.

Beetroot Halloumi Salad £6.45

The combination in this dish is one that I have not experienced before. Halloumi and beetroot in a salad go wonderfully together. The saltiness from the halloumi works wonders with the natural sweetness from the beetroot, along-with the avocado, cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Chicken Wings Provencal £6.99

Deep fried chicken wings marinated in garlic, lemon juice and coriander. The chicken was cooked well and fell off the bone easily, which I prefer.

Pulled Koko Chicken Burger £8.95

Home-made grilled chicken topped with pulled chicken, lettuce, tomato, pickles, cheddar cheese and harrisa mayo. This burger was simple and delicious.

Nachos Chicken £6.45

Shredded chicken, melted cheddar cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, what is there not to like about this dish. Also, it is very hard to get nachos wrong. Although the presentation looks basic the foil actually kept this dish hot.

Lebanese Coffee/ Green tea

I felt like trying Lebanese coffee, little did I know that it was basically an espresso shot but even more bitter. Sugar was definitely needed to sweeten this up.

If you've followed my previous blog posts you'll know the most I could handle was a mocha. I guess this means I've graduated in coffee drinking. You can't get any stronger than that.

I also love the clay crockery, which was also imported from Lebanon. It really gives that old town vibe.

Hummus £5.45

Chickpea puree with sesame seed paste, garlic, lemon juice, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, served with Lebanese bread.

KoKo Tenders £6.45

Tender chicken strips marinated in spices, chargrilled and served with garlic sauce.

The chicken was spicy, tender and moist. The size of the tenders was generous and filling.

Cookies and Cream Milkshake £4.45

This milkshake was amazing! I was just gutted I was so full from all the food that I could not finish this.

Sofia's is a family friendly place, however the stairs leading down to the restaurant makes it difficult for anybody in a wheelchair.

They only opened during lockdown, but despite the unlucky start, their quality of food and service speaks for itself. Sofia's has made its mark by already becoming so popular during the Eat out to Help out scheme & I personally think they've given other cuisines a run for their money.

Address: The Salisbury Boutique Hotel, 43-45 Salisbury Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AA

Telephone: 0131 285 1433

Halal Status: All halal

Parking/Travel: Small car park, on street parking, Edinburgh Waverley is a 20 minute straight walk


Food 9/10

Presentation 10/10

Service 10/10

Facilities 7/10

Value 7/10


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