April 27, 2015 Old Town, pizza, pub grub No Comments



I’d heard stories about Kilderkin’s now legendary £1 pizza deal on Mondays, but I hadn’t found the occasion to try it. I seized the opportunity on Easter Monday, just before Scran Salon at nearby Hemma.

I’d actually popped in for a swift half the day before after a busy programme of egg rolling on Arthur’s Seat. It’s a traditional pub setting and smart enough in its own way.



Service is at the bar, with their beer selection pretty decent. Rum is very much their speciality with over 100 varieties on offer. I must come back for a little shot at some of them.

Their pizza selection was dominated by cheesy puns. I settled upon the Salami Davis Jr, for example. I took a seat at an accommodating table and sipped a nice pint of IPA while I waited for the pizza’s arrival.

It was soon with me looking rustic and rather enticing. Having sliced things up with the handy wheely thing, I tucked in. The base was crisp and light and the topping really very good. The salami was of surprisingly good quality. I was impressed.

So overall, Kilderkin offers one of the better weekly deals on offer in the city and is well worthy of a visit. If this is representative of the general quality of their menu, it more than merits a full-price visit, too. I’d be happy to recommend the place to you.

Blythe scores Kilderkin
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: Salami Davis Jr pizza

I drank: Pentland IPA

I wore: two tone brogues

Total bill: £4.60

Written by BKR