Exterior

Exterior

Where Mum’s used to trade, just near Hibernian’s Easter Road stadium, Smokey Jim’s has recently taken over. I popped along for a visit to see what culinary changes this had brought.

Ploughing much the same furrow as before, the place has been given a very welcome spruce up, with the owner’s predilection for Highland cows very much to the fore.

Soup

Soup

Their daily specials board caught my eye, with talk of both lentil soup and macaroni cheese proving too tempting to resist. I ordered at the counter and took a seat.

The soup promptly arrived, wafting into my presence with a delicious aroma. It proved heartily rustic fare and very pleasing indeed.

Interior

Interior

The macaroni cheese was a little more routine, but certainly packed in a considerable amount of cheese per square inch.

So overall, I quite enjoyed my trip to Smokey Jim’s. The soup was particularly tasty and it was good to see the place given a much needed decor refresh. I dare say I’ll be back for another visit and would recommend it to you, next time you’re looking for a good bowl of soup in this neighbourhood.

Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese

Scores
Blythe scores Smokey Jim’s
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20

I ate: lentil soup, macaroni cheese

I drank: water

I wore: brogue boots

Total bill: £4.10

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Written by BKR