In a city famous for its international cuisine, where any country you could possibly think of is represented by a restaurant or bar, how do you narrow down where to go? Something that makes Edinburgh very special is its decided lack of chain restaurants in the centre of town. Right at the top of my ever-growing list of places to eat has always been Indaba – with its eclectic combination of South African, Spanish and Scottish tapas, Indaba will have you coming back over and over again.
Walking into the tiny restaurant, the staff are always enthusiastic and friendly, escorting you to one of their ten tables, then taking their time to talk you through the lengthy specials menu. I always choose their croquettes, no matter what the filling! The waitresses are always attentive and ready to help, giving you their advice and opinion, and helping you to pair wine with your meal.
Although everything Indaba serves is delicious, their specialty is definitely the quality and cut of the meats they serve. Because of this, I’d highly recommend any meat-lovers to try the pork shoulder tapas dish – it comes with a dipping sauce (also lovely) but it isn’t needed. The pork speaks for itself!