December 23, 2012 Review of the Year 1 Comment

As 2012 draws to a close, we thought we’d take you through a month-by-month spin of the year that’s past. We’ve generally been very well served by the eateries of Edinburgh, across the 280 posts we’ve made, this year. The following posts, one for each month, are just a small selection of the highs and lows.

The year started in Just the Ticket, a charming little café, which serves probably the best value espresso in town (it was still less than £1, last time I visited). From there we visited eighteen further places, with some highly impressive places among that number.

Kim's Mini Meals

We visited our first supper club, in January, with an enjoyable evening at Chai Lounge. Meena looked after us very well, indeed.

January tends to offer excellent value, so we dined out rather a lot, this month. We were served to a very high standard at Mark Greenaway, had lovely seafood at Ondine, enjoyed our first visit of the year to the Purslane, visited the now sadly missed Seadogs, had an great Sunday roast at Pink Olive and had great fun at Kim’s Mini Meals.

Roast pork from Pink Olive

Lowlights were the awful soup at Pasta Fresca and the awfully lukewarm soup at the Slug & Lettuce.

Our most popular review of the month was the Union of Genius Breakfast Quest, where I sampled their remarkable all-day breakfast soup. Having opened in October 2011, 2012 has been a big year for the soup maestros, as their empire has grown to encompass supplying soups and salads to a growing number of Edinburgh cafés. More power to their soupy elbows in 2013, I say!

Written by BKR