For just on 20 years, Nikki’s has been serving the takeaway sandwich needs of West End punters. Rather strangely, particularly considering I’ve lived in the West End for a little bit longer than that, I’ve never popped in for a visit, until now.


The place focuses on very reasonably priced takeaway options. There are shelf seats, if you wish to linger and consume things on the premises, but the large, unused floor space gives a fair indication that they have to manage some fairly lengthy queues, at their busy times.

Located on William Street, above The Mulroy, and across from Brass & Copper and A Room in the West End, Nikki’s also runs a thriving outside catering business, supplying their wares across the city.

Haggis roll

Today’s visit was very early in the morning (hence the rather gloomy exterior photo), so I was firmly in breakfast roll mode. I was delighted to see that they offered haggis rolls, so quickly settled upon one of those.

The counter staff were both extremely efficient and incredibly friendly. I am not a morning person, so “over-perkiness” sometimes grates with me, but they managed just the right tone of smiley morning optimism. I left content and rolled up.

After pausing to take a quick snapshot of the item, I was soon tucking in, as I walked along towards the office. The fresh morning roll was replete with haggis goodness. The good brown sauce added a nice extra tang, too. I was very pleased with it. Indeed, after I’d finished eating, it had a really good peppery aftertaste that left a warming afterglow that was a really jolly morning livener.

So overall, I was impressed with Nikki’s. The welcome was as warm as you’re likely to find, and their haggis roll was as good as I’ve sampled. I’m happy to now consider this place as my “go to” breakfast roll place, as and when I require such sustenance on the way to work. I’d happily recommend you pay them a visit, too, as their deli counter looked really good, and their daily specials sounded very tempting.


Blythe scores Nikki’s
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 14/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: haggis roll

I drank: nowt

I wore: maroon shirt

Total bill: £1.40

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Written by BKR