My morning meeting ran over, today, so it was somewhere around 1:40pm before I got a chance to escape for my lunchtime victuals. It seemed entirely fitting, in the circumstances, that I head for Ravenous on Dundas Street.

Exterior

The place is just about at the outer edges of my lunchtime scope, but a brisk walk in the middle of the day is no bad thing, not least because we’re in heavy training for an upcoming 50km walk along the Thames, in three and half weeks.

Ravenous is a stylish little place. Its simple white and light wood interior was shown to excellent advantage today, as it was bathed in sunlight. With a couple of tables inside, and another couple for al fresco munching, it’s an ideal little New Town spot.

Interior

Given its location, pricing is good, with a generous pot of soup for £1.80 and a nicely filled roll for £2.50. The soup of the day was onion. I matched this with a ham, brie and salad roll.

Having negotiated the haute category climb back to the office, I turned my attention first to the soup. It had good flavour and texture, and although perhaps a little too sweet for my tastes, it just about managed to stay in the realm of the savoury.

Soup

The roll, an excellently fresh seeded brown one, looked and tasted rather good. The filling was simple and fresh, and I was very pleased with it.

So, Ravenous accounted for my hunger pangs with the minimum of fuss. It’s a straightforward and unpretentious place, offering good quality and value. It’s a little too far from my office to become one of my regular haunts, but I’ll happily pop by, from time to time, when I’m looking to stretch my lunchtime legs.

Roll

Scores

Blythe scores Ravenous
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20

Today’s questers was: Blythe

I ate: cream of onion soup; ham, brie and salad roll

I drank: nowt

I wore: linen

Total bill: £4.30

Ravenous
44 Dundas Street
Edinburgh

Written by BKR