I was still in need of sustenance so thought I’d wander on towards Meadowbank and give Cafe Dalziel a try. Previously a sushi place called Nagoya, then a little Indian curry shop, the place has been the victim of its rather betwixt and between location. This iteration was quite sparsely populated during my visit.
With a couple of the menu dishes I fancied unavailable, I settled upon the carrot soup to start followed by the mac n cheese, which was served with chips for a full-on carbs hit.The friendly counter woman was soon delivering the soup, which came with a limp slice of brown bread. It was decent enough but was hard to identify as carrot beyond the colour. It was just a rather generic savoury taste, with only very subtle notes of carrot sweetness. It was fine but little beyond.
The main course was a notch better with the chips decently cooked and the mac n cheese pretty fair. It chased away hunger in reasonable style.
So overall, Cafe Dalziel is in no danger of setting any heather on fire based on my visit. I suspect if their corned beef stovies or haggis spring roll had been available things may have gone a little better, but I can only go on what I experienced. Pop in if you’re in the neighbourhood, but don’t make a special trip.
Blythe scores Cafe Dalziel
2.5/5 for food
2.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 11/20
I ate: carrot soup; mac n cheese
I drank: water
I wore: camel coat
Total bill: £7.50