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5 fab places to check out in Leith

Whether you're a born and bred local or just passing through, there's some fantastic restaurants in Leith. But for those times when you just want to stay at home in your comfy trousers, you can order a huge selection of Leith's very best dishes straight to your door. Here are our top five picks for your next takeaway…

1. Baklava, Mr Nick's Greek Kitchen

Fresh baklava, made in house! #greekfood #baklava

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If you're in the mood for the fresh flavours of the Mediterranean, Mr Nick's offers the perfect menu, packed with healthy yet delectable dishes. Their refreshing Greek and Dakos salads are ideal for a lunch on the go, or try their traditional Moussaka with succulent minced beef, oven-baked aubergines and potatoes. Just don't forget to add their hugely-popular, homemade baklava to your order – flaky pastry with mixed fruits in a sweet and sticky syrup.

Where: Mr Nick's Greek Kitchen, Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre

2. Roast Pork Belly Draft, The Back Burner

Roast pork belly draft with a sticky cherry Coke glaze

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Serving up some of the finest food that Leith has to offer, you'll be bowled over by The Back Burner's diverse menu. Catering to every palate from their rich Woodland Mushroom Pakora to their delicate, creamy risottos, there'll be something to suit everyone at your dinner party tonight. But if you need comfort food – stat – don't even try to resist their show stopping, slow cooked Roast Pork Belly Draft, with sticky cherry coke glaze.

Where: The Back Burner, 53 Tower Street

3. Taglioni Nero di Seppia, Giuliano's

If you're crazy about Italian, Giuliano's rustic recipes will have your mouth watering. They believe in cooking simple dishes to perfection, so for a true taste of Italy in Leith, we'd recommend starting with their classic take on Bruschetta, where freshly topped tomatoes, basil and a drizzle of olive oil top homemade garlic bread. Then make sure you order one of their classic, crispy pizzas, such as Margherita, Pepperoni or Carne.

But if the sea is calling to you, you know nothing but Taglioni Nero di Seppia will do the trick: ribbon pasta dyed a dramatic black with squid ink, tossed with seafood and tom sauce.

Where: Giuliano's Leith, 1 Commercial Street

4. Chicken Ceylon, Britannia Spice

If you'd prefer exotic Indian scents to fill your living room, Britannia Spice should be top of your takeaway list. Start off with a sharing banquet by ordering from their huge range of starters, including samosas, pakoras, onion bhajis and kebabs. Then for your main course, spice things up with Chicken Ceylon – a hot Sri Lankan dish where tender chicken is cooked in a secret mix of coconut, chillies and special spices.

Where: Britannia Spice, 150 Commercial Street

5. Peanut Butter and Bacon, Handmade Burger Co Edinburgh

Peanut butter & bacon burger 😋

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If you're in need of some old-fashioned comfort food, it doesn't get much better than a perfectly cooked burger piled high with your favourite toppings. Stick with the classic cheese burger where a prime beef patty is layered with mozzarella, red onions and homemade relish. Or… take a walk on the wild side with peanut butter, smoked bacon and chilli jam instead. Don't try to resist.

Where: Handmade Burger Co Edinburgh, Ocean Terminal

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