Having celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, Henderson’s on Hanover Street is making stately progress into its second half century with much the same formula as before, with fine local vegetarian produce at the heart of what they’re doing.

Exterior

Exterior

It’s really a little campus of three places with a bakery deli, a canteen style restaurant and a more upscale bistro. Our veggie expert Sandra popped in previously and I keep meaning to write about the bistro, as I’ve enjoyed it on occasional visits.

I stopped in for breakfast as I was keen to try out the veggie haggis. I accompanied it with scrambled eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast as part of their cooked breakfast selection. The friendly counter woman prepared me a lightly fragrant chai latte, too.

Bread

Bread

The haggis proved to be very tasty and generous in amount. The rest was a slightly mixed mag. The toast was excellent with deliciously fresh, rustic bread. The eggs were a little under-seasoned and the tomatoes and mushrooms although good had the potential to be much better.

So overall, a thumbs up for Henderson’s. They serve a range of delicious, fresh and tasty options, with today’s veggie haggis proving that in no small measure. The welcome is friendly and accommodating, too, so I’d be happy to visit again.

Breakfast

Breakfast

Scores
Blythe scores Henderson’s
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: Henderson’s cooked breakfast (veggie haggis, mushrooms, tomato, scrambled eggs, toast)

I drank: chai latte

I wore: Stendhalian black and red

Total bill: £9.70

Henderson's of Edinburgh on Urbanspoon

Written by BKR