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Owned and run by former residents of Khartoum, this ridiculously laid-back, if slightly tatty, Sudanese eatery is pretty much unique in Edinburgh with its cool vibes and exotic mix of North African
and Middle Eastern food. Set out over two floors (with a more formal dining room downstairs), the Nile Valley trades as a self-respecting café during the day, before morphing into a candlelit
restaurant come nightfall. The wide-ranging menu kicks off with a roster of traditional mezze such as hummus, falafel, baba gannouj and tabbouleh, before offering substantial helpings of fish
curry, chicken tagine and lamb molokhia with spicy tomato sauce. To finish, try mint tea or excellent Sudanese coffee with sticky baklava. The place is unlicensed, but you can BYO (no corkage) –
just the ticket for locally based students and festival fans visiting hotspot Bristo Square.
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