hardeepTV chef Hardeep Singh Kohli has opened Scotland’s ‘first craft beer and curry bar’ in Leith’s thriving culinary scene. VDeep restaurant takes over the former home of The Vintage pub in Henderson Street.

The neighbourhood already boasts a number of much-lauded restaurants, including Tom Kitchin’s The Kitchin (which provides “real fireworks” according to Harden’s reporters), the Plumed Horse (a pub conversion that, despite being a holder of one of the tyre mens’ stars, garners mixed reviews from our survey) and Restaurant Martin Wishart – the Leith fixture that’s ”consistently near perfection”; with its “wonderful” dishes and “first-class” but “unobtrusive” service.

Kohli has collaborated on the menu for VDeep with head chef Ruairidh Skinner (who formerly headed up the kitchen at The Vintage), serving up a fusion of British and classic curry dishes like: Bangras & mash, cauliflower cheese curry and pork cheek vindaloo. The offers a range of ten craft keg beers and three craft cask beers, including the limited-edition Vindabrew – a cardamom-infused IPA.

The 80-cover restaurant is now open, a takeaway service is due to launch at the beginning of April.


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