Wolfits has been serving up daytime sustenance to Rose Street punters for many a year, dating back to the mid-1980s. It’s not a place I’ve ever visited in that time, which is slightly surprising. It seems to polarise opinions a little, so I was interested to see how I got on.
I’ve been meaning to do a few more “breakfast quests”, and December, with its excess of merriment-filled evenings, seems like a good opportunity for a few more visits of this type.
With the first major snowfall of the season having just taken place, town was rather quiet as I made my way along the road to work, with only minimal slipping and sliding.
Upon arrival in Wolfits, I was given friendly greetings from the counter staff. The place seemed well ordered and in good, tidy shape, as they prepared for the day ahead.
I quickly settled upon a haggis roll with brown sauce as my preferred breakfast item. I will admit that the canteen in my work currently holds sway as the purveyor of the finest haggis rolls in the city, so I was eager to see whether its unlikely domination could be broken, once and for all.
The answer is “not quite”, although this was a pretty decent effort. A fresh morning roll was generously filled with good, peppery haggis and suitably tangy sauce. It was piping hot, too, which is always good news. I was pleased with it, given that it provided a tasty, filling hunk of goodness, for a very reasonable price.
Overall, Wolfits did the job very nicely. I hear mixed things about their soup, but their deli counter looked amply stocked with items likely to please. I should pop back for lunch, at some stage. For now, I can safely recommend it as a decent place for a breakfast roll, perhaps to soak up an excess of mulled wine, this festive season.
Blythe scores Wolfits
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 13/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: haggis roll
I drank: nowt
I wore: winter pinstripes
Total bill: £1.35