New Cafe-Restaurant for Dalkeith

Thursday February 11th 2016

Eskmills Cafe Restaurant Dalkeith

Leading Asian restaurateur Matin Khan is planning to tempt Scots’ taste buds with their own home fare.

Mr Khan, who has been voted Scotland’s top curry chef, is launching his first non-Indian/Bangladeshi restaurant opposite his multi award-winning Itihaas restaurant in Dalkeith.

The cafe-restaurant, called Eskmills, is a radical departure for someone whose establishments have won awards for the best South Asian restaurant in Scotland and the best lunch and dinner in Midlothian, and won glowing reviews from critics. It will open next month in the building which formerly housed the Midlothian town’s main post office in Eskbank Road.

Eskmills will be open from 8 am to 5 pm seven days a week offering breakfasts, lunches, sandwiches, gourmet burgers, ice creams from Luca’s of Musselburgh, coffees, afternoon teas with home baking and a takeaway service. It will be fully licensed.

“The emphasis will be on honest healthy food and feature the high standard of service which helped win Itihaas so many awards,” said Mr Khan who also runs several other restaurants in and around Midlothian.

“Scottish produce is marvellous but sometimes the food can be let down by a poor attitude to customer service,” he added.

He said the new cafe-restaurant will bring economic benefits to the area by employing local staff and using local suppliers.

Eskmills will open on Tuesday 23rd February.

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