October 31, 2014 Closed, seafood, soup, Southside 1 Comment



I’d had Reverie on the list for a visit for a good long while, but given the sheer number of eateries in between my city centre office and its Newington location, I’d always been distracted by one place or another on my way up the road. Today was the day, though.

I was joined on this quest by Rachel, who had previously quested at nearby Clerk’s Bar. We sat in the window at a potentially good people-watching spot, which soon became the outlook point across a scene of rapidly deteriorating weather.



Reverie’s reputation is as a fine purveyor of mussels, with portions ranging from ½ kilo pots for one, to 2 kilo sharer pots. We opted for the small size, given it was lunchtime, and both started with their soup of the day, which was an intriguing sounding mushroom, spinach and tarragon.

The friendly waiter was soon delivering our soup, which had a lovely aroma of tarragon about it. The soup itself was very good indeed, with a rough and rustic texture matched to an elegantly creamy flavour. It was accomplished stuff.

20141013_131309The mussels were very good, too. The sauce had good balance and the mussels were fresh and delicious. It was a double thumbs up, from both of us.

So overall, I very much enjoyed my trip to Reverie and was glad to finally visit. The simple pub interior is welcoming and the service warmly matches that. The food is well-prepared and packed with flavour. I’d be happy to return and sample further dishes from their menu.

Blythe scores Reverie
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14.5/20

Today’s questers were: Rachel, Blythe

We ate: mushroom, spinach and tarragon soup (2), ½ kilo of mussels in white wine and cream sauce (2), bread, fries

We drank: sparkly water, white wine, espresso

We wore: black, white

Total bill: £27.20

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Written by BKR