Edinburgh Larder Café
- Telephone 0131 556 6922
- Food served Mon–Sun 8am–4pm
- Average price £6.50 (set lunch)
- Website www.edinburghlarder.co.uk
This review is taken from the current (2013) edition.
This deservedly popular café features a veritable Who’s Who of top-quality Scottish producers. With meat from Peelham, salad and vegetables from Phantassie and bread from Au Gourmand the simple dishes on offer can rely on the quality of ingredients to ensure their success. Soups, sandwiches and platters showcase the likes of Great Glen venison salami, Loch Arthur cheddar and the owner’s dad’s chutney. A small selection of well-made cakes complements the selection of teas and coffees, or there are some interesting Scottish bottled beers for those wanting something stronger. The open-plan kitchen and bright lighting help open up the small space, which is tightly packed with tables and frequently busy.
- High point: Excellent quality ingredients
- Low point: Small space with tightly packed tables
'The best of Scottish produce prepared for you in the heart of Edinburgh'
The Edinburgh Larder is a deli and licensed cafe on Blackfriars Street - just off the Royal Mile. Specialising in a wide range of Scottish produce, the Larder team have scoured the country for the best ingredients possible. The lunch menu consists of a number of homemade treats and is supported by a sandwich menu with a difference. There is always a seasonal quiche, tart or frittata on offer as well as homemade chicken liver or smoked salmon pate. The veg plate includes homemade hummus and sundried tomato tapenade as well as house roasted peppers. There are also deli plates so you can sample the delicious Scottish smoked meats, salami and lovely cheeses in the deli counter. A tantalising range of cakes are on offer too for those with a sweet tooth as well as scones served with Scottish clotted cream and jam from Galloway in Dumfries.
In the drinks department, Scottish beers are offered from two breweries local to Edinburgh (Stewarts and Tryst) which are sure to cater to all beer lovers tastes. Coffee is from Artisan Roast and tea from Eteaket. There is also Cuddybridge apple juice from Peebles as well as freshly blended smoothies. Homemade chutney and jam line the shelves along with a small selection of deli products to take away.
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- Number of wines sold by the glass: 2
- Delivery: Catered lunches – email Eleanor for details
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Light jazz
- Capacity: 20
- Largest group: 10
- Open since: 2009
- House wine: £13.95 per bottle
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