August was street food month, and largely a vegetarian affair, as the Festival came to town. Edinburgh got things spectacularly right, this year, with the many food stalls that popped up to serve the influx of revellers serving some outstandingly good fare.
Top of the attractions were the Street Food Cartel’s vans, in particular Scoop, where the veggie burger was one of the highlights of the year. It was the most popular review of the month, too. Tony Singh popped-up in the Summerhall courtyard, serving excellent dishes.FYUL and The Atelier brought welcome new additions to the lunch and dining circuit, with both offering excellence, from differing perspectives.
The lowlight of the month, and the year, was our disastrous visit to Lotus. We didn’t actually get to sample any food in the hour that we spent on the premises, but given the completely shambolic service I rather suspect that that was a mercy. It came as no surprise to see that it had closed down, soon after.