Southside businesses need YOU.
Everyone has been affected by COVID-19. Support Southside is a place for us to get together, find the best way to support our favourite local businesses and initiatives and do our bit to strengthen our community.
Support a Local Business
Under each tab below are our local businesses, run by our friends, our families and our neighbours. Info on how you can support each of these businesses is noted here. It could be leave a review; order online or share a referral. This might be leaving an online review, ordering Each business has different needs and different ways you can help.
Bakery Andante’s aim is simple; to provide freshly baked breads using locally sourced ingredients, made from scratch on the premises. We provide a full range of artisan breads, baked fresh daily. We don’t use additives or artificial improvers (even the ones we don’t have to admit to), and allow time to create the depth of flavours. Andante is a musical expression meaning ‘at a slower tempo’, which perfectly describes how we think bread should be made.
Offering repair, servicing, parts, accessories, and new bikes – Bike Morningside is your friendly local bike shop. We service all types of bicycle – everything from fixing punctures while you wait (including prams and wheelchairs), routine servicing, race-preparation, component replacement / upgrade, custom wheel-building.. whatever it takes to keep you rolling.
Blue Sky Photography is an Edinburgh based, independent, family run photography studio. We’ve been been trusted for over a decade by families, brides and grooms, companies (high-street and independent) to bring photography to life.
You’ll see everything we do is packed with our passion for people, contagious energy and skill to produce cracking imagery.
If you’re looking for a brilliant photography studio in Edinburgh – Blue Sky Photography is just the one for you.
We are a soft furnishings shop specialising in made to measure soft furnishings. Our fabric shop has an expansive choice of fabrics, wallpapers, blinds, tracks and poles available to suit all tastes. So, whether you are looking for a blind for that awkward shaped window or need curtains for every room in your house, we can help.
GEORGE HARDIE & SONS
Founded in 1882, George Hardie & Sons are joiners and builders in Edinburgh providing a range of building and joinery services such as structural alterations, home extensions, loft conversions, conservatories and much more. We are happy to undertake small scale building and restorations such as brickwork; repairing damaged walls, plastering and joinery repairs.
HOUSEPROUD OF MORNINGSIDE
From breadboards to broomsticks,
Paint to porcelain,
Kettles, crates and clothes dye,
A door plate with your name.
Teapots and toasters,
And shoe polish too,
Furniture cream, detergents,
A brush to clean the loo.
All the things mentioned,
Will help around the house,
We even sell a trap,
Which will catch a little mouse.
Please pop in and browse around,
If you have a minute or two,
We sell an awful lot more
But have mentioned just a few.
Established in 1919 James Erksine Interiors have been furnishing Edinburgh homes for almost a century. From floor to ceiling we can help you create your perfect home. Choose from our wide range of quality hard wood flooring, sumptuous carpets, gorgeous curtains and tactile fabrics to bring new life to your home.
From flooring to furnishings, curtains to the custom made we’ll make it exactly as you want it.
The sister company to James Erskine Interiors is Laidlaw Contracts, specialists in contract furnishing, flooring, upholstery and refurbishing works.
CARPETS & FLOORING
We are flooring experts, supplying and fitting a vast range of Carpets, natural floors, wood, Amtico and Marmoleum.
We will move furniture, dispose of your old floorcoverings, (charges apply), and work at a time to suit you.
As founder members of the Carpet Foundation, the only organisation accredited by Trading Standards, you can buy with complete confidence.
LUCA’S ICE CREAM
S. Luca of Musseburgh Ltd. is a family run business based in the seaside town of Musselburgh. S. Luca have been manufacturing ice cream since 1908.
Recently refurbished, the Morningside branch is open late every day, serving a wide range of tasty meals, confectionery, quality coffee and, of course, world-renowned ice cream!
Established in 2003, Morningside Gallery continues to provide art buyers with variety and quality within a relaxed and friendly gallery space. We build relationships with artists throughout Scotland and further afield, and we bring the energy and passion of their creative process into the way we sell art.
Nonna’s Kitchen was established in 2010 in Morningside in Edinburgh by Gino Stornaiuolo and family – The same family who ran the well known and highly regarded ‘Patio’ restaurant in Hanover Street in Edinburgh for 40 years from 1968 onwards.
We offer good quality produce served our way and specialise in fresh fish and seafood with an impressive list of daily specials – we also serve fresh, artisan-made pasta which is made exclusively for us (you have to try pumpkin ravioli in gorgonzola and hazelnuts) as well as many other italian staple dishes. We serve pizzas, we have a kids menu for little ones and we strive to make people feel like they are coming into our or Nonna’s home when they dine here.
The decor is clean and modern, yet the restaurant enjoys a homely, intimate ambience…
We are happy to serve half portions of most of our dishes as we realise that ladies in particular might want to eat 2 starters instead of a full main meal. We launched an ‘Assaggini’ menu which encourages our customers to eat a few smaller dishes so they can mix and match and eat less and taste more!
The owners are very hands on, Son of the family Gino and his mum Carmela run the front of house whilst dad, Mimmo, can be found in the kitchen along with Jimmy who has worked with 3 generations of the Stornaiuolo family.
Reservations are a must in the evenings. We are a good restaurant for any occasion, a small bite, a full a la carte meal, for families, for business meetings and we aim to cater to all tastes
We have been ‘hitlisted’ in the List Magazine’s Eating and Drinking guide in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and also have been included in Pete Irvine’s ‘Scotland the Best’ guide. We were voted by the public to be the best restaurant in the Edinburgh South area in the 2014 and 2015 in the I-on magazine Food and Drink awards.
OUT OF THE BLUE
Out Of The Blue has established itself as one of Edinburgh’s top gift and card shops. With our extensive range of quality and unusual gifts for all occasions, we are confident you will find everything you need for those ‘difficult to buy for people’. We have home ware, jewellery, gadgets, bags, accessories and cards from top names around the world.
RIFKIND & BROPHY OPTOMETRISTS
At Specsavers Morningside, we understand just how important it is to take care of your eyes and how changes in your sight can affect you. Eye examinations are a quick and easy way to help maintain a quality lifestyle, so there is no need to suffer from impairments like blurred vision and loss of sight.
Visiting your local Specsavers optician regularly is important for your general health and wellbeing. Not only can regular eye examinations detect changes in vision, but small changes in the eye can help identify signs of other conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, before any other symptoms appear.
At Specsavers Morningside, we are passionate about providing the best possible care and value for money to our customers. We offer professional, friendly advice to help you choose the best eyewear to suit your needs. With a superb variety of frames and a team of dedicated staff, you are guaranteed to get exactly what you are looking for.
STUDIO ONE FURNITURE
Studio One Furniture and sister shop Søren Furniture offer well designed and made contemporary furniture and accessories at reasonable prices. Clean lines and solid timbers are trademark Studio One Furniture whilst Søren features Danish designers and manufacturers but also local designer/maker Namon Gaston. We strive to offer something different from the boring mainstream chains.
THE EDINBURGH BOOKSHOP
The Edinburgh Bookshop was founded in 2007 and despite being compact 450sq ft., prides itself on offering an eclectic range of approximately 5,500 books encompassing modern classics, new literature and the beautifully bound. Fifty percent of the store is dedicated to Children’s books from birth to teens and we offer specialist advice and support to parents about appropriate and fun choices for their children – especially the more reluctant readers.
The Edinburgh Bookshop has been crowned Scottish Independent Bookshop of the Year for the second year running – 2015 and 2014.
Reflecting the vision of Jill Kerr (Physiotherapist), the wide range of treatments on offer at Therap-Ease Treatment Centre combines traditional, complementary and psychotherapy businesses under one roof.
Jill Kerr Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal/Sports Injuries/Pilates 1:1 & Women’s Health) Sports & Exercise Doctors, Specialist in Aesthetic Medicine, Podiatry/Chiropody & Biomechanical Assessment, Nutritional Therapy, Sports, Therapeutic & Deep Tissue Massage, Holistic Massage, Mindfulness Training & Indian Head Massage, Acupuncture/Hypnotherapy/Reiki & Reflexology. SXP Designs Jewellery on display & for sale in clinic.
Are you Covid-Secure?
Thinking of all the different things you need to do to make sure your business is Covid-Secure for the return to work can be daunting! Take a look at the ‘New Normal’ brochure available to download below for a few helpful tips and tricks.