I was pressed for time so took advantage of their lunchtime takeaway deal which offers, amongst other things, a cheeseburger and chips for £6.Having placed my order with the friendly counter folks, I took a seat and waited for it to be freshly prepared. The place has a nice range of booths, tables and bench seating, and had a very diverse mix of punters. It was alive with chatter and had a vibrant atmosphere.
My items were soon with me, so once just about all of the staff members had said a cheery cheerio to me, I was on my way. Time pressure meant that I ate once I’d boarded the train back to Edinburgh.First thing to note was the aroma, which brought longing stares from my fellow passengers. I munched a chip or three before turning my attention to the burger.
Topped with nicely melted cheese and profusely crisp pickles, the burger was cooked medium, as requested, packed a good amount of moisture and was a monstrous eat. It could have used just a little more flavourful fat in the mix, but it was an impressively good eat.The chips were a notch better – simple, light, crisp and very well seasoned; absolutely delicious.
So overall, I was very pleased with Bread Meats Bread. Their condiment selection is the only major area for improvement, as such good quality produce demands better than the very generic selection they offer. Aside from that, it’s right up there with Bloc as the best burger I’ve eaten in the city. I really liked the feel of the place and the service, too. Eagle-eyed mathematicians will note that to eat at Bloc and Bread Meats Bread combined is less than a trip to Five Guys. This just reinforces how massively wrong that particular place is currently going.
Blythe scores Bread Meats Bread
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 15.5/20
I ate: cheeseburger; chips
I wore: blue double-breasted suit
Total bill: £6