As the street food quest tapers off, I thought it best to conclude with a true Edinburgh staple, which has long been appreciated.
French Connection seems to have been plying its trade from a pitch either in the Grassmarket, or more recently at the Stockbridge Market, for years and years. I’ve visited on a number of occasions, though not for quite a while.
Today, I was making a mad dash across town, so thought their fresh and speedy services would fit the bill, very nicely. And so it proved.
I opted for the galette Francaise, a savoury pancake filled with egg, brie and mushrooms. Prepared before my very eyes, then neatly folded to make it on-the-go munching friendly, I had soon completed the necessary pecuniary transaction and was on my way.
The galette proved rather tasty, with a generous amount of brie working well with the nicely cooked mushrooms.
It wasn’t the outstanding dish of the month, but it served its purpose exactly as I’d expected it would.
So for fast, fresh and tasty food on the go, French Connection is a reliable wee place. I’ll no doubt be back, and hopefully won’t leave it so long between visits, next time.
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 13.5/20
I ate: galette Francaise
I wore: Festival garb
Total bill: £3.80
Stockbridge Market (Sundays)