Edinburgh Sandwich Society – SADLY NOW CLOSEDWhen I visited the rather smart new premises on West Register Street housing the Edinburgh Haggis Society during the Festival, I had little clue that the place was soon to be closed (indeed it was shut before our review posted) and repurposed as the Edinburgh Sandwich Society. I gave it a visit today with the hope of it remaining open at least until the review was published, this time.
The new focus on sandwiches is displayed via a list of classic and more innovative sandwich combos. I quite enjoyed that their pulled pork sandwich was called the Hipster, but it was the Yogi that hooked me in more directly. The combination of egg, avocado and a zesty Greek dressing sounded pretty intriguing. I added a portion of their soup of the day which was Moroccan tomato.
Although I opted to sit in, the dishes were delivered in recyclable takeaway packaging, which was fine. I started with the soup then finding it very hot left it to cool while turning my attention to the sandwich.
It proved pleasingly good eating. The ciabatta style roll was nicely fresh and the filling profuse and while I’m not 100% convinced the slices of boiled egg, mashed avocado and dressing quite worked together, it was an invigorating and zingy eat.
The soup was very good with warm spicing. Cumin was to the fore, which seemed about right, and the texture was hearty and rustic which was a good thing on a drearily rainy day.
An unexpected pleasure rounded things out in the shape of very good espresso from Leeds roastery North Star. I’d backed their recent Kickstarter following my visit to Leeds earlier in the year, so it was lovely to see their wares in our city.
So overall, I enjoyed my visit to the Edinburgh Sandwich Society. I suspect their sandwich menu needs further exploration to find one that really hits the spot for me (I’ll report back on that) but I’m fairly confident it will be there. It’s a place that’s worth a visit, not least for their very good coffee.
Blythe the Edinburgh Sandwich Society
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
I ate: “yogi” sandwich; Moroccan tomato soup
I drank: espresso, water
I wore: www.tieclub.co.uk tie
Total bill: £7.50
9 West Register Street, Edinburgh