New Town favourite for all-day brunch, lunch specials, decent cakes and good coffee.
This review is taken from the current (2016) edition.
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
- 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
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