Pasta and wine is a match made in heaven. And from Friday 30th March, Quay Commons in Leith will be serving up a tempting menu of seasonal pasta dishes with incredible wines to match.
The bakery and cafe will be opening its doors on Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner that promises to be relaxed, friendly and affordable.
Owner and chef Dale Mailley said: “When our head baker Dominic hangs up his apron for the day, me and my team of chefs and I will take over the reigns of the bakery, making fresh pasta that we’ll pair with the best ingredients we can source. We want this to be a really accessible option for dinner, so the menu will stay small and fresh. We want people to feel well fed and to enjoy an amazing glass of wine without breaking the bank.”
Dale, who also operates The Gardener’s Cottage with business partner Ed Murray, has developed the evening menu to be adaptable to the seasons with dishes including Newhaven crab tagliatelle and pappardelle with mutton and tomato ragu being served during the launch period.
Dale continued: “We really want our pasta menu to be flexible, so we will be experimenting over the opening period. Our day-time menu at Quay Commons has evolved since we opened last summer as we discovered what our customers enjoyed the most. One thing we always guarantee is the high quality of the food we serve. I’m looking forward to creating a lovely little spot for dinner in the heart of Leith.”
Situated on Commercial Street in an old bonded warehouse, Quay Commons operates 7-days a week as a bakery and cafe, as well as supplying numerous Edinburgh businesses with sourdough bread, cakes and pastries, distributed in their zero-emissions electric van.
There’s also a daily selection of organic fruit and vegetables for sale, found in the covered archway leading to the door, and an array of wines and spirits for guests to take home and enjoy.
Outside seating behind the building means morning coffee-drinkers and evening pasta-eaters alike can enjoy some fresh air when the weather allows.
Quay Commons | 92 Commercial Quay | Leith | Edinburgh EH6 6LX