We found a super stylish interior complete with elegant reclaimed cornicing and simply appointed tables and chairs. The atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming making it a memorably impressive space.I was joined today by Iain, who has guest quested on many occasions including at The Priory and Viva Mexico.
Their Sunday lunchtime menu is quite focussed with a selection of brunch options alongside roast dinners.
I opted for their veggie roast while Iain chose the Lioness brunch with extra black pudding.
Dishes arrived looking very generous in terms of portion size. Iain was entirely content with his brunch selection, which comprised nicely poached eggs atop brioche buns with a layer of black pudding in between.My veggie roast strudel was generously filled with feta, walnuts and tomatoes. It was packed with flavour and a real winner of a dish. The sides were a bit of a mixed bag. The Yorkshires were light and crisp, but the potatoes were on the edge of being burnt, which took the edge of the promised herbiness.
So overall, we were impressed with the Lioness of Leith. The interior is just lovely and the food matches up very favourably. I’d be happy to visit again and would recommend that you pay it a visit when you’re next in the neighbourhood.
Blythe scores the Lioness of Leith
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15.5/20
Today’s questers were: Iain, Blythe
We ate: Lioness brunch, veggie roast (feta, tomato and walnut) with herb roast tatties and Yorkshire pudding
We drank: Lioness of Leith lager
We wore: walking footwear
Total bill: £28.25