Fringe Festival food – a summary

My big brother was over visiting from Australia this ‘Summer’, although he emigrated several years ago he spent time in Edinburgh some 27 years ago and he was keen to make a return visit and take in some of the Fringe Festival action. I’ve never had any time off during the Fringe before so was more than up for it myself!

As you can imagine we ate (and drank) more than our fair share (it seems that gluttony runs in the family) in a wide variety of places so I thought I’d do a little summary of where I’ve been eating and show you some of the highlights!

We lunched in an old favourite, The Dogs on Hanover Street TWICE! I just love the spicy liver dish they’re currently offering, big chunks of liver with lardons and cute little onions in a rich, thick mouth tingling sauce that just oozes thickly into the toasted doorstep beneath, YUM!

A ‘pig roll’ from Oink in Victoria Street kept us going between shows on a particularly drizzly day, piles of roast pork with stuffing and apple sauce and a generous piece of crackling, all served in a bun, hmm, will definitely be treating myself to another one of those sometime!

The Flotterstone Inn at Penicuik was the perfect place for a post Pentland trekking feed! The menu was pretty extensive but I’d been fantasising about chips for the past few miles so it wasn’t difficult to match that up with a burger in a peppercorn sauce, it was great (& a much cheaper alternative to steak). The fish & chips looked great too! I must have been so ravenous that I forgot to take any photos though!

a Lamb Biryani and a couple of curries from KhushisApparently the Indian restaurants on the Sunshine Coast aren’t that great so I was more than happy to oblige bigBro’s curry craving! Dr Science suggested one of his favourites Khushi’s on Broughton Street. It was great- super tasty, fantastic service, very cheap and they serve the biggest Naan breads I’ve ever seen! (see below) & Dr Science has BIG hands!!!!!!

Unusually for me a greasy spoon or 2 also helped fortify ourselves for our days out and about! I was too ashamed to photograph those though!

Since starting to ‘pen’ this post I’ve just had a super lunch with AVM at the new Karen’s Unicorn in Abercromby Place, great deal, 2 courses £8.95 and 3 for £10.95. Service was impeccable, the decor is slick and the Chinese food was delicious, I think it’s the first time I’ve ever truly had genuinely crispy shredded beef! Will definitely be going back!

Also, on my last day in my old job, a couple of lovely colleagues treated me to lunch in the newly opened Amarone restaurant in St Andrew Square (where Grape used to be). Run by the DiMaggios group who lay claim to Cafe Andaluz amongst others, it’s a vibrant and buzzy Italian restaurant with a good range of Milanese style dishes. The staff were friendly, the food was tasty and at an average George Street pricepoint. They were a litte ‘forgetful’ when it came to us getting the bill but we got there eventually and I would go back!

and that dear friends was a little round-up of some of the places I dined in during the month of August, hope you enjoyed it!

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