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Zara's Mediterranean Bistro
Ranked #454 of 2,784 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Princes Street and Gardens
Description: Zara's is an authentic Mediterranean bistro located in the heart of Edinburgh, Rose Street priding itself upon a warm atmosphere and relaxed ambiance. Having a consistent emphasis on fresh ingredients and a warm, friendly welcome, Zara’s has become one of the rising stars among the many Mediterranean restaurants in the Edinburgh city.
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The next time you are in Edinburgh – at the east end of Princes Street / opposite the St James Centre, treat yourself, friends, family, whatever by visiting Barish where you will enjoy an excellent Breakfast, Lunch or Coffee.

To best describe the layout of the “Cafe” I suggest that you look at the TripAdvisor photographs of this excellent Eatery. This smashing wee place is more than a “Cafe” however in Scotland I find difficulty in describing it as a “Bistro”. It is a great meeting place.

The Staff and Proprietor, Attila made us feel very welcome on our arrival.

Barish has a very flexible layout to accommodate any number of customer’s and a pleasant environment with interesting decoration complete with Scottish murals. The overall effect gives a warm, friendly feeling and is only the beginning of a great experience.

All the food is made on the premises, using local and fresh produce. The menu has a broad spectrum of food from a breakfast fry up, burgers, pizza, fish and chips, and scampi to a few specialities of grilled chicken shish from Turkey and spaghetti carbonara from Italy – all at a very economical price.

The plates of food were well prepared, looked good and tasted excellent.
The coffees were made to individual tastes and were presented in lovely, large cups.

As per my other reviews, I really only write about good experiences and Barish is another little gem that I have found and plan to visit more regularly.

1  Thank Clubdeck
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Had a lovely meal here at the weekend. Friendly staff and really tasty dishes. Particularly enjoyed the desserts. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank paulni01
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic place, staff and food.

We had steak, adana kebab and pasta and wrap for kids.

Atmosphere is spot on. Highly recommended

Thank solriaz73
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Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Our waiter Hasan was very helpful and attentive . For an appetizer we had a delicious cold Mesa platter that was a very generous portion. The bread served with it was fresh and plentiful. My husband had the grilled shrimp and lamb kabob which was served with vegetables and rice. I had the lamb kabob which was a perfect medium rare. Pleasing atmosphere with delicious food and exceptional service.

Thank louannb792
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Reviewed 6 May 2016

We wanted a light lunch, and although we hadn't tried Turkish food before, the displayed menu looked interesting. We chose a couple of Mezze plates which were delicious; full of flavours and freshness. Hasan looked after us with an obvious enthusiasm for his food and offered an extra sampler plate of four more Mezze dishes which again were subtle yet very tasty. We certainly look forward to returning for a full meal to try more delights of the menu.

Thank Gmr406
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