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Scotland might be up at the north of the United Kingdom, but in the capital, they have a restaurant that has its heart very much on the southern side of the globe. Shebeen on Morrison Street is another close-to-Haymarket location that brings the flavours of the highveld to Edinburgh, with a menu packed with South African specialities, from steaks and sausages to their wine list. We’d recommend their fanagalo, named after the hybrid cant of miners, which takes in all the languages of the nation, and includes frikadelle meatballs, spare ribs, homemade boerewors, grilled pork belly and beef sosaties. It’s a bucket of meat – a literal bucket – and more besides. Head on down towards Haymarket and Shebeen’s West End spot for a braai to remember – but remember to book as busy times are likely.
Shebeen is known Edinburgh over for fashioning the finest, premium aged steak-based meal on their traditional South African BBQ grill – the braai, and the same goes for this second (from a total of three) location close to Haymarket along Morrison Street. There’s another Shebeen on Dalry Road, but here you’re slap bang in the West End between the station and Edinburgh city centre and the sights of the Old Town, making this a busy place for South African beers and wines from one of the great growing regions of the new world and South African barbecue fare for lunch and dinner.
If you’re up for sharing what Shebeen Morrison Street describes as a bucket of meat, go for the fanagalo, a mixed grill platter heaped with traditional South African meatballs (frikadelle), barbecued spare ribs, homemade boerewors sausage, grilled pork belly and grilled skewers of beef or pork sosaties. Here near Haymarket, a recommended Shebeen favourite for seafood lovers are the wild caught prawns (try saying that in with a Saffa accent!) cooked with white wine, chilli and garlic. But if you really want to go the whole hog, so to speak, do what so many Edinburgh diners have done and opt for a Shebeen steak, perfect as a warm up to a West End show. Aged for 35 days and rubbed with a secret spice mix, you can choose from lion- or cheetah-sized rump, sirloin on the bone, ribeye with rimmings, T-bone or fillet steaks with either Monkey Gland (no kidding) sauce or Chakalaka relish.
Fantastic steaks, very well cooked, super friendly staff! Very happy with this restaurant, the steaks were perfectly cooked and we had great service from the very friendly staff.
Excellent food and atmosphere. Love coming here every time I head back to Edinburgh.
Shebeen is always a good treat. Has amazing food quality, and great customer service.
My partner and I we went to celebrate her birthday and As usual such a great experience really friendly staff and quality food...she loved her first "Shebeen experience "
We frequent Shebeen quite regularly for a couple who live in the USA. My husband and I both work for an airline and Shebeen is one of our most favourite restaurants on our layovers. The food is consistently good, I love the steaks, the flavour and the presentation is fantastic. You will never leave feeling anything but full and often with a treat for the next day. I've recommended the restaurant to passengers on the plane as they often ask if we know places to go and I am fully confident they will enjoy it as much as we do. The servers are always fun and pleasant, we have never had a bad night there, my only complaint, is that they sometimes are full and as we have to make reservations at the last minute I completely understand that they cant always fit us in!
Excellent. We went for lunch before the rugby It was very busy but the staff coped very well, quick and friendly service. Great big helpings of meat we shared the starter bucket which was probably a bit more than we really needed between two of us. But we finished it anyway! The steak was well cooked and the lamb curry was very tasty. Finished off with a couple of beers a tremendous start to the day Followed by a Scotland win at the rugby made a very good day all round. It wasnt cheap but for the amount we ate it was very good value for money
Great restaurant. Wonderful friendly staff that served great South African dishes. It was my first visit and decided to try the mix grill. The flavours were amazing. Took me back to the days in South Africa. Managed to wash it all down with great Windhoek lager. I would certainly recommend to anyone that enjoy flamed grilled steak at it's best. This will certainly not be my last visit. If you want to enjoy a great steak or try something different then you can always try the bunny chow which is on the list for next time.
Great food. Great service. Liked the decor and atmosphere too. The maitre d / waitress (owners wife) was intuitively excellent at her job. Her recommendations were exactly what we were looking for as we didn't quite know our way around absolutely everything on the menu. The ingredients were of very good quality, beautifully cooked and seasoned, and yet plentiful in portions. We went for South African specialities but the burgers,/wedges/salad platters looked absolutely amazing.
This is a great restaurant. We had the starter, Fanagalo. Which was really a bucketful of delicious meat. Sausages, chicken wings, melting ribs, meatballs, all barbecued to perfection. Unfortunately, we were too filled up to even think of doing a main course (but I will definitely be back to try the potjie and the pap and vlies) we did share a spectacular amarula malva pudding (it was like a sticky toffee pudding)
Doesn't look like much from the outside but lovely and cosy inside. The steaks were really tasty and the portions were massive. Great value for money. Make sure you have a Dom Pedro for dessert! I'm South African and spotted the Castle sign outside so decided to look it up online and that's how we ended up going there.