Two Thin Laddies is a place I’ve heard a lot about, not least from MJ, who used to be a regular visitor, there, and still pops in from time to time. I’d never made it along until today, though.
I was joined on this quest by Ayla, a young quester who previously joined at the Scottish Cafe, and Patrick, who has quested on many occasions.
We’d had a good walk round many of the city’s neighbourhoods, so had built up a suitable appetite. While Ayla tucked in to some tasty apple puree, Patrick and I contemplated the menu.
Their selection spans a range of hearty and wholesome options, with daily changing soups and specials, and a full range of sandwiches and all-day breakfast options.
Patrick opted for their chilli and rice, while I added a chorizo risotto to my soup of the day, which was roasted winter vegetable. I chose to have the soup and risotto arrive at the same time, as we were not over-blessed with time, on this occasion.
Dishes soon arrived, and looked generous in their portion size. My soup was the pick of the dishes, with a well-balanced, thick and hearty bowl of warmly spiced goodness bringing a broad grin to my face.
The risotto wasn’t quite so good, being a touch on the gluey side. It had good flavour, and a crisp accompanying salad, so was decent enough, but not something I’d order there, again.
Patrick’s chilli was pretty good, although he wasn’t a huge fan of the rice.
So overall, Two Thin Laddies served us pretty nicely. The soup was really good, while the main courses were decent. I’d happily come back, though I may favour it as a soup stop, solely. For generously portioned, healthy fare, it seemed like a reliable place, to me.
Blythe scores Two Thin Laddies
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 13.5/20
Today’s questers were: Ayla, Patrick, Blythe
We ate: chilli with rice; chorizo and sun-dried tomato risotto; roasted vegetable soup
We drank: cola drink; water
We wore: polka dots, walking boots, jeans
Total bill: £17.75