Urban Angel

Urban Angel
121 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1DJ
  • Telephone 0131 225 6215
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; Sat/Sun 9am–5pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.urban-angel.co.uk
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New Town favourite for all-day brunch, lunch specials, decent cakes and good coffee.

Eating & Drinking Guide

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Relatively unassuming from the outside, Urban Angel nevertheless plays host to a constant stream of lunching and brunching regulars, thanks to a reputation now over ten years in the making. From a deli-style front of house into two basement rooms, it is a rabbit warren of inviting spaces for laid-back daytime dining. Wooden tables and a scattering of candles burning on cast-iron fireplaces make for a warm rustic vibe with hints of contemporary style. The same classic and contemporary balance is reflected in the menu. A brunch of kedgeree partners creamy smoked haddock alongside a medley of nutty lentils, quinoa and rice. Daily specials might include a steak sandwich topped with a colourful confetti of roast peppers and served with a generous pile of freshly cut chips. Desserts come in the form of an equally tempting line-up of cakes, such as a slice of lemon, poppy seed and thyme.

  • High point: Well-sourced produce, exceptionally cooked
  • Low point: Trying to save room for those cakes
  • Notable dish: All-day brunch and fresh juices
  • Average price: £13.50 (lunch)
  • Private dining: 40 private dining
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Easy listening
  • Capacity: 40
  • Largest group: 30
  • Open since: 2004
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 6
  • House wine: £18 per bottle

Reviews & features

The List Eating & Drinking Guide Awards for 2013 announced

18 Apr 2013

Winners of the annual Best Newcomer Awards in Glasgow and Edinburgh

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29 Mar 2012

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