The quest for breakfast roll excellence continued, today, with an early morning visit to Dimitri’s, on West Maitland Street. It’s a place I’ve walked past for years, without previously having ventured inside.


As with some of the shops and restaurants in this neck of the woods, like Gali’s which is just a few doors down, it has retained some of the original cornice work, and has a rather nice pillar near the door. These are blended with a clean, modern interior quite effectively, giving the space a good overall feel.

The counter chaps were quick and attentive, and during my brief visit it was abundantly clear that the place had a good core of returning customers, with much talk of “the usual”. The chaps had perfect recall on what was required, which was impressive to see.

Haggis roll

I was in the mood for haggis, so ordered up a morning roll filled with the stuff. Brown sauce, as usual, was my topping of choice. The haggis was cooked to order, then with the financial exchange swiftly handled I was on my way. I stopped at a nearby bus stop to take the required snapshot.

The roll was good, with a nice and fresh morning roll filled with good, peppery haggis. It could have been a little more generously filled, as the balance between bread and filling fell slightly in favour of the bread.

So overall, Dimitri’s served me with good breakfast fare. The original fixtures of the place are rather lovely, and the service kept things moving quickly, not least because of their good attention to their regular customers’ recurring needs. I think I’ll pop back and give their bacon or link sausage roll a try, as I have a feeling that their haggis roll, although perfectly fine, isn’t where their strength lies.

Blythe scores Dimitri’s
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20

Today’s quester was: Blythe

I ate: haggis roll

I drank: nowt

I wore: blue shirt

Total bill: £1.40

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Written by BKR