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east PIZZAS: New restaurant focused on high-quality thoughtfully sourced Scottish food

east PIZZAS is a new restaurant opening in Leith. Focused on thoughtfully sourced food, the restaurant will use many local suppliers to showcase the best produce the east coast of Scotland has to offer.

Roly (who also runs the bespoke catering business Toasted Radish) and Rob are the founding owners of east PIZZAS. They are passionate about using thoughtfully sourced food to create high-quality pizzas. The pizza dough for example will be made in-house daily, whilst the menu will change regularly to echo the seasons.

Roly explained “We love being able to choose from the best Scottish produce. It means we create pizzas with fresh high-quality ingredients

Rob added “It is great to be able to tell our customers which farm the mozzarella on their pizza comes from, or that their salad was picked a few hours ago

Roly and Rob said their ‘thoughtfully sourced’ ethos ensures the highest possible quality whilst also supporting local suppliers. For east PIZZAS thoughtfully sourced food is seasonal and sustainable. Wherever possible they source food within thirty miles of their Leith location, and their meat and vegetables are organic.

Local suppliers already confirmed include: Campervan Brewery Cross Border Brewing Company, East Coast Cured, Highland Ridge Larder, Kedar Cheese Company, Peelham Farm, Phantassie Organic Produce, Stewart Brewing; William and Johnson coffee;

Roly and Rob met at the Edinburgh New Town Cookery School where they undertook a six-month diploma. Both graduated with distinction in September 2016.

After successful careers, Roly was in property whilst Rob was in engineering, they decided their obsession was cookery and to follow this profession.

After graduating Roly started Toasted Radish, a bespoke catering business focused on thoughtfully sourced food. Rob worked in the Purslane Restaurant, which promotes seasonal, local, fresh produce. Together they are combining their passion for food to set up east PIZZAS.

East Pizzas will open on Saturday 7 October 2017.

East Pizzas: 7 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6JA

Opening times: Tuesday to Friday 4pm to 11pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 11pm

To book a table please contact info@eastpizzas.com or call 0131 629 2430

www.eastpizzas.com