La Sal

LaSal Restaurant
La Sal
6–8 Howden Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9HL
  • Telephone 0131 667 3600
  • Food served Mon–Sat 11am–11pm. Closed Sun.
  • Average price £14.50 (lunch); £14.50 (evening meal)
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Behind an unassuming frontage on a quiet Newington street, you’ll find La Sal and Alba Flamenca, the flamenco dance school with which it shares premises. The restaurant comes first, tucking in some small tables at the windows before you come to the main room at the back, ideal for larger parties. In between is the dance studio, where performances are held on the popular ‘tablao flamenco’ dinner and dance nights. Whether or not you’re lucky enough to have a flamenco soundtrack to your meal, there’s a lot to like about this cosy Spanish restaurant with its laidback vibe and hospitable feel. The food delivers Spanish flavour in an array of traditional, home-style dishes. A steaming saffron-yellow paella is made to order and served with a flourish in a cast-iron pan. It's a good example of the reliable menu from this colourful and welcoming neighbourhood restaurant. [Not recently visited.]

  • Average price: £14.50 (lunch); £14.50 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 18 covers
  • Provides: Children's portions, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Spanish guitar
  • Live entertainment: Dance performances at Alba Flamenca next door.
  • Capacity: 30
  • Largest group: 18
  • Open since: 2012
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £12.50 per bottle

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6. JamesEH319 May 2013, 12:00pm1 star La Sal Report

This place is over-rated and I would like to share my experience of last night.
I booked a table for 9.00PM and when we arrived to the restaurant, the table was not ready and we had to wait a couple of minutes. We sat in the backroom wihch was 1/3 full but very noisy as a spanish group of girl was having some drinks.
The food took around 1hour to arrive and the kitchen porter brought 2 out of 5 tapas wrong. He did say sorry and brought 30min later the tapas we ordered.
The food was OK but I have to say that my spanish flatmate (which is not a cook in any ways) makes better crocetta and tortilla.
I will not be back again and not recommend.

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