Tempting Tattie has been a long-standing favourite, not least in August with Festival revellers, as it offers a good filling meal, quickly, and for a low cost. Strangely, I’d never previously visited, so took the opportunity to pop in, today, just shortly before hopping on a northward-bound train, from nearby Waverley station.
Having committed the heresy of not having ordered a potato on the first occasion I visited the Baked Potato Shop, on Cockburn Street, and subsequently been pronounced a very silly person, I kept things simple, ordering a regular potato, topped with spicy sausage.
The counter man was very impressive, running things efficiently and effectively, managing things with confidence and a sunny disposition, and asking all the right questions to ensure my requirements were neatly met.
He informed me that he had two spicy sausage options, with the sausage mixed with a mayo-based sauce or brought together in a spicy salsa. I opted for the latter.
With goods in hand, I toddled round Jeffrey Street and was soon munching on my lunch, aboard the 12:35 to Perth.
Baked potatoes are never likely to win any beauty pageants, and this one was no exception. It was generously filled, though, so did radiate plenty of “that looks good” appeal.
It proved to be rather tasty, with the salsa packing a nice little kick, to tantalise the palette. The potato itself was as you would expect, with a soft, fluffy middle. The skin could have been a touch crispier, but that can be a hard thing to replicate at scale.
So overall, I was suitably pleased by Tempting Tattie. It lived up to both its name and reputation, serving me an enjoyable lunchtime feed. I will probably head back, at some stage, to try their soup, too. When looking for a fast feast, in this part of town, I’d happily point you in this place’s direction.
Blythe scores Tempting Tattie
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 13.5/20
Today’s quester was: Blythe
I ate: baked potato topped with spicy sausage salsa
I drank: nowt
I wore: slightly too warm suit
Total bill: £3.70