A new Turkish concept launches debut dining concept in the City
Shish, a new Turkish-style restaurant is set to open its doors this month in Newington, Edinburgh’s southside of the City, bringing Turkish flavours and feasting to Scotland’s culinary capital.
Drawing on heritage and tradition, Shish’s ethos is borne out of a desire to create a hub as the heart of the home, centered around the fire hearth where cooking and families come together and share in the occasion.
The spacious restaurant lends itself to large gatherings, smaller group parties and more intimate dining occasions, with the option of private hire. Its slick interior, ambient lighting and plush velvet seating provide the perfect setting for any occasion.
At the helm in the kitchen, the passionate team of chefs have created an inspired menu underpinned by true authenticity and rich taste. Highlights include Karisik Izgara – traditional mixed grill platter with chargrilled lamb and chicken, lamb ribs, chicken thigh, succulent meatballs and adana kebab; Tire Kofte – skewered tomato infused kofte served with buttery tomato sauce and garlic yoghurt; Kafes – juicy whole rack of lamb, carved and served at your table; Levrek – grilled marinated seabass served with olives, capers and asparagus and Kusbasili Pidi – Turkish style flatbread topped with cubes of beef, capsicums and tomato.
A wide-ranging selection of non-alcoholic drinks include refreshing house made mocktails: Sweet Dream – Pineapple juice, passion fruit puree, coconut syrup, grenadine, double cream; Fizzy Crush – Fresh berries, grenadine, sugar syrup, lime juice, topped with lemonade and My Heaven – Mango juice, passion puree, elderflower cordial, sugar syrup and lime juice.
Itz Humayun, Founder, comments: “We cannot wait to open our doors later this month and share with the local community our love for Turkish cuisine and what it means to us. We won’t have an alcohol license but instead an interesting and diverse non-alcoholic drinks list that might even change people’s perception of having a drink! My business partner Afzal Boskh and I bring to Edinburgh a wealth of industry experience and expertise and we’re really excited to share our combined knowledge and passion with locals and visitors alike, in Scotland’s culinary capital which is fast becoming one of the hottest foodie destinations.”
Open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, from 12pm til 11pm, Shish provides the perfect place for family gatherings and friendly encounters as well as somewhere for those short on time looking to have a break away from the daily grind and general hustle and bustle.
Shish, 32-34 Potterow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT