The Inveresk Tavern will offer a community lunch to a variety of migrant groups each Sunday until Christmas, after a successful 12-week trial.
Inveresk Tavern owner Charlie Rayner said the venue organised the trial with six different migrant groups, including Sudanese, Afghan, Filipino and Bhutanese communities.
“We’ve decided it will be extended every Sunday until Christmas, with some groups that were part of it, and other fresh ones as well,” he said.
He said the tavern partnered with the Migrant Resource Centre, who had put in the bulk of the work into organising each event along with the respective communities.
The Women’s Friendship Group served up a lunch on Sunday which included vegetable and noodle soup (Ash-e-reshteh), and Afghanistan’s signature rice dish – kabuli pulau.
Afghan lunch organiser Mohammed Nourouzi said residents of all ages enjoyed a variety of foods.
The lunches are open to all members of the public with varying prices.