- Telephone 0131 556 8092
- Opening times Mon noon–2.30pm & 5–9pm; Tue–Fri noon–2.30pm & 5–10pm; Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–9pm.
- Food served Mon noon–2.30pm, 5–9pm; Tue–Fri noon–2.30pm, 5–10pm; Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–9pm.
- Pre-theatre times Must vacate table by 7.15pm
- Average price £12 (set lunch); £21 (evening meal)
- Pre-theatre price £15
- Website educatedflea.co.uk
Creative menu offering new takes, twists and fusions on bistro classics in ample servings
Birds do it, bees do it, now Educated Flea does it in lively, foodie Broughton Street. From the team that brought Edinburgh the bistro delights of Three Birds and Apiary, the hits keep coming as Educated Flea completes its first merry year. Nibble on some crispy pigs ear and aioli or moreish feta and pistachio dip while debating the creative menu options and sipping wine by the glass. Venison haggis meatballs, browned and juicy, enjoy the tang of whisky jam but a lobster salad, while tasty, is a bit slim on the seafood. Deeply seared lamb rump is cheerfully pink, on a bed of garlicky hummus and dressed in honey-smoked yoghurt. Daily specials include rare sirloin of beef with onion jus and ample market fish served with zingy rose harissa butter and cumin polenta fries. Mangorita mess tosses toasted meringue and ginger nuts with mango and tequila cream in a surprising twist that leaves Eton in the shade. Simpler tastes may opt for one of the many flavours of homemade ice-cream. Scoop of smoked jalapeno, anyone?
- High point: Classics given a new edge and a bit of fun
- Low point: Not having enough room for ice-cream afterwards
- Notable dish: Lamb rump with hummus, carrot & coriander rosti, honey-smoked yoghurt
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Mix / chill
- Capacity: 25
- Largest group: 30
- Open since: 2016 July
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 14
- House wine: £15 per bottle