August 19, 2014 Burger, BYO, Festival, New Town, Salad 1 Comment

Exterior

Exterior

It’s always a bit of a challenge to get enough reviews done in the first part of the Festival so that people can sample the wares of places before the month is out.

Diner 42, the evening incarnation of Appetite Direct, on Howe Street, has popped-up for the month, to lure in lucrative Festival trade.

Their menu is focussed and simple with salads, burgers and burritos on the savoury front, then a little selection of desserts.

Salad

Salad

I fancied two courses of savoury, so asked for a half-sized starter portion of their beetroot and goat’s cheese salad (£4) then followed with their pork belly burger (£9.50). The place is BYO (£3.50 corkage per person) by I was happy to stick to soft drinks (apple and rhubarb juice – £0.80).

Pork belly burger

Pork belly burger

The salad promptly arrived looking very neat and tidy. The cheese was herb covered and very tasty. It was a crisp and fresh opener.

The burger was extremely good. A good sesame bun was amply filled with moist and satisfying pork and crisp slaw. It was a winner of dish.

Things were rounded out with espresso (£2). This was a rare off note in what was an otherwise highly impressive experience.

So overall, Diner 42 is a great little Festival dining option. The menu is full of tasty treats and is very reasonably priced. I’d recommend a visit over the final few days of Festival merriment.

4 stars 2

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Written by BKR