The Third Man is another addition to Queensferry Street, providing a relaxed atmosphere for daytime dining. It joins Quattrozero, Hernandez & Co, and Pinocchio as fresh new places on this West End stretch.


I was joined for this breakfast quest by Deborah, who previously quested to The Cambridge and the Bread Street Brasserie.

I was delighted to see that the wonderful soupy folks at Union of Genius have another addition to their growing stable of places, with their delicious daily soups now on offer to West End soupers.


We kept things simple, today. Deborah opted for a latte, while I chose Earl Grey tea and a pain au chocolat.

As we took a seat in the back section, our smiley waitress busied about her tasks and was soon delivering our order.

Pain au chocolat

My tea was suitably refreshing and the pain au chocolat was a decadently sticky breakfast treat. Deborah reported that her latte was very good, too.

I’ll need to come back and sample their lunchtime menu, but I’m confident the soup will be excellent. The place is understated, but quirkily welcoming, with a nice array of condiments and whatnots on sale, as well as the items for sit-in or takeaway dining.

Queensferry Street is now shaping up to be a really good little lunching and dining street. The Third Man adds another shade of colour to the rich tapestry of options on offer, so is well worth a visit.


Blythe scores the Third Man
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 were: Deborah, Blythe

We ate: pain au chocolat

We drank: latte, Earl Grey tea

We wore: new black coat, old blue coat

Total bill: £4.50

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Written by BKR