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Having run the estimable fitz(Henry) in Leith & the ambitious Rogue on Morrison Street, restaurateur Dave Ramsden has finally found his groove. Located on the first floor of a New Town premises, The Dogs is a far simpler proposition than his previous establishments: old-style British cooking with the majority of starters & puds under a fiver, most mains less than a tenner & the vast majority of wines below £20. Tables are squeezed dangerously together, while the most obvious design concession is a massive picture of a dog’s head behind the bar; when full, the decibel levels rise. Most people seem content with straightforward dishes such as lamb rissoles with garlic mayo or chicken liver pâté to start, spiced honey-glazed pork belly or braised rabbit with bacon & cider as a main, then jam sponge pudding with ice cream for afters. It’s cheap, cheerful & quietly hip – just don’t expect precision cuisine. Amore Dogs & The Seadogs are part of the same stable.

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  1. When we were asking for Edinburgh recommendations, The Dogs came up time and time again. Marina O’Loughlin was one of many that gave it the thumbs up was, anything that gets her seal of approval is usually a pretty safe bet. Founder David Ramsden has created a very cosy little place, hidden up a staircase dotted with dog paraphernalia is a cute and delightful restaurant.

    I feel like I’m saying this a lot lately, but it really was like being in someone’s house. A high-ceilinged period building, slightly worn around the edges, if The Dogs was in London it would most almost certainly to be found in Shoreditch...
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  1. When we were asking for Edinburgh recommendations, The Dogs came up time and time again. Marina O’Loughlin was one of many that gave it the thumbs up was, anything that gets her seal of approval is usually a pretty safe bet. Founder David Ramsden has created a very cosy little place, hidden up a staircase dotted with dog paraphernalia is a cute and delightful restaurant.

    I feel like I’m saying this a lot lately, but it really was like being in someone’s house. A high-ceilinged period building, slightly worn around the edges, if The Dogs was in London it would most almost certainly to be found in Shoreditch....
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  1. Published : Tuesday, 10 March 2015

    Lunchquest Edinburgh :: The Dogs | Lunchquest Edinburgh

    It makes me sad to think that I might be one of the last people to complete the full set of dining experiences offered by The Dogs’ kennel of restaurants. With the demise of Seadogs, shortly after our visit (I’m sure there’s no direct link!), Edinburgh diners now only have three places to choose from, with Underdogs, the parlour bar, Amore Dogs, the New York-style Italian, and the original Dogs, where we were lunching, today.
    I was delighted to see the waiter who served us at Sea Dogs safely re-homed at the mothership. He showed me to our central table, providing a jug of ice water and all our cutlery needs in...
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