Another one in the long line of gentrified boozers, The Other Place has been open for a few months showcasing a varied menu and broad selection of beers. I’d been meaning to visit so was glad to finally cross the threshold, today.
I was joined by Liam and Tony from Zomato, who’d been involved in the Scran Salon launch earlier in the week and then remained in Edinburgh for a few days to progress plans for their new offices in the city.
The menu very much reflects the current pub food trends, with pulled pork, gourmet hotdogs, slow-cooked beef, and a range of burgers. I’d heard good things about their brisket chilli so gave that a whirl, while the guys opted for hotdogs.
The place is one of the smarter pub refreshes, with particularly stylish roof beams. I liked it, muchly.
Service was attentive throughout. We were soon contemplating our simply presented dishes. The chaps were happy with their hotdogs, although Tony commented that the dog was better than the chilli topping on his.
My chilli was a solid effort, too. It was a comforting bowl of lightly spiced goodness, providing hearty lunchtime hunger relief.
So overall, The Other Place looks to be another good pub dining spot. It serves a diverse range of filling items. Dishes aren’t particularly elegant and could use a little extra pep to elevate them, but you’re likely to leave well-fed and relatively satisfied when you visit.
Blythe scores The Other Place
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
Today’s questers were: Liam, Tony, Blythe
We ate: chilli cheese dog, Scot dog, brisket chilli
We drank: water, orange juice
We wore: Questing stripes, Zomatoing outfits (2)
Total bill: £26