January 8, 2013 Breakfast, Leith, Take Away No Comments

I was solidly choked with the cold, rendering me weepily sad, and bouncing my appetite all over the place. I’m a “Steady-Eddie” three square meals sort of fellow, most of the time, but this little illness had me missing meals, eating huge feasts that barely cut the mustard, and other such aberrations.


Such was the case, this morning, when I couldn’t face breakfast, but once I’d had a little walk, my appetite returned with considerable vigour. To satisfy matters, I toddled along to The Filling Place, which seemed a rather appropriate name for the task I required of it.

I was in breakfast roll mode, so quickly settled upon a haggis roll, once I saw that was an option.

The efficient and helpful counter woman grilled me up a good looking slice of haggis, deposited it on to a morning roll, added brown sauce at my request, then sent me on my merry way.

Haggis roll

I was soon chowing down on a nice fresh roll. The filling wasn’t quite as abundant as it could have been, but it was pretty tasty. The sauce added the requisite fruitiness, too.

I noticed from their menu that The Filling Place stocks items from “Stenhouse Cross”, which means the excellent pies from Bain’s the butcher. I’ll be sure to come back and grab one of them, soon.

So overall, The Filling Place was a pretty decent breakfast stop. With a counter for sitting-in customers, and a good selection of items to chase away your hunger, it’s a reasonable option for Easter Road folks. The welcome is friendly, too, so do pop in, next time you’re passing.


Blythe scores The Filling Place
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 12.5/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: haggis roll

I drank: nowt

I wore: blue suit

Total bill: £1.50

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Written by BKR