February 7, 2014 Middle Eastern, Old Town No Comments



The day after the Scran Salon launch was always likely to be a painful one, one way or another. Fortunately the pain manifested itself in the form of a thumping hangover after a tremendously enjoyable evening. When lunchtime arrived I headed to El Falafel for a low cost lunch to fill my tum.

Their lunchtime deal offers a falafel wrap, chips and a hot or cold drink for £4.50, which suited my needs very nicely. I opted for simple water for the drink as radical rehydration was required.

The setting looks a bit down-at-heel, but there are some nice touches of elegance particularly with some smart cornicing, which is such a feature of many Edinburgh cafes and restaurants.

Wrap and chips

Wrap and chips

The friendly counter man talked me through things capturing my desire was “everything” to be added to the wrap, including both garlic and chilli sauce. He promptly brought chips, which were simple but welcomingly filling.

The wrap soon arrived. It was lightly toasted and generously filled. It proved a hearty eat with the falafel packing in good flavour and the rest of the elements providing good crunch and plenty of satisfying sauciness.

So overall, I thought El Falafel provided a good value lunch that was high on taste. The service was very friendly and prompt, so it’s definitely a place to which I’d return. I’d be happy to point you in their direction, too.

Blythe scores El Falafel
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: falafel wrap and chips

I drank: water

I wore: pink and black

Total bill: £4.50

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Written by BKR