As is the general routine following my six-monthly trip to the dentist (a clean bill of dental health once more, thankfully), I stopped in Portobello for a filling breakfast, this time choosing The Scanary, on the High Street, before re-engaging with the world of work, in the city centre.
The Scanary is a no-nonsense sort of place, which mainly does takeaway business. It serves a range of breakfast and lunch options, with the emphasis on simple, hearty fare.
They have a range of full breakfast options, from which I chose the full Scottish, over the full English or jumbo options. It comprised lorne sausage, bacon, fried egg, black pudding, toast, beans and a cup of tea. I sat-in in their little back room, which has seen better days, while the items were freshly prepared on the grill.
The friendly counter woman soon delivered things, split across two plates, as pictured. Everything was solidly good, with the nice runny yolk of the egg the highlight. It set me up very nicely for the day ahead.
So overall, The Scanary was a decent wee place, in the greasy spoon style. The welcome was warm, and the breakfast items plentiful, so I was pleased to have popped in for a visit. I look forward to another breakfast in Portobello when next I get my dental health checked.
Blythe scores the Scanary
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
2.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 12/20
I ate: full Scottish breakfast
I drank: tea
I wore: stripy scarf
Total bill: £5.50