The interior holds around forty in partitioned booth seats. This sort of diner set-up is quite a rarity in Edinburgh. The formica topped tables and chairs are charmingly retro. I really liked the place.
Their selection is wide-ranging, but given I was visiting early in the day it was to their breakfast choices that I turned. I had a strange hankering for poached eggs, toast and black pudding, very specifically, so ordered that from the friendly counter woman, along with some tea. She quickly set about preparing things.
In no time at all, a generous looking plateful was before me. The eggs had suitably runny yolks, the toast was heavily buttered and plentiful, and the slice of black pudding looked like it was going to be tasty.
Everything proved to be very good, with each element hitting the spot very nicely and things coming together to form a comprehensively satisfying dish. The tea was suitably robust, too.
So overall, I was impressed with the breakfast fare on offer at Now Rest. It was cheap as chips, too, with the total bill coming in at under a fiver. I’d be more than happy to visit again, when I’m back in these parts, and would recommend it for your breakfast needs, too.
Blythe scores Now Rest
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: poached eggs on toast with black pudding
I drank: tea
I wore: black suit
Total bill: £4.50