In a moment of calm before the storm of the Festival was upon us, I took the opportunity for some lunchtime reflection in the Undercroft Cafe at St Andrew’s and St George’s church on George Street.
I was joined in this enterprise by Arlene, who’d previously quested to La Lanterna, amongst other places.
The cafe has a community centre cafe feel to it. Things are informal, the prices are low and the welcome is warm and loquacious.
Dishes are ordered at the counter where the friendly woman told me about their soup of the day which was broccoli & cheddar, and the salad of the day was beetroot & goat’s cheese. That sounded fair enough to both of us. £11.80 seemed a very decent price.
The soup was accompanied by good, chunky bread and was really very tasty. The cheddar gave things a nice creaminess making for an enjoyable eat.
The salad continued the pleasing standard. The dressing brought good zing to the clean, simple flavours of the other salad elements. It got a firm thumbs up.
So overall, the Undercroft is doing good work. If you’re looking for a cheap and quiet refuge from the Festival madness, this could very well be the ideal place for you.
Blythe scores the Undercroft Cafe
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
Today’s questers were: Arlene, Blythe
We ate: broccoli and cheddar soup; beetroot and goat’s cheese salad (2)
We wore: stylish daywear
Total bill: £11.80