November 23, 2015 Burger, Closed, Leith 1 Comment



Where Bakehoven and the White Bird Bakery failed to build a strong enough customer base to sustain, on Halmyre Street in Leith, Comet Foodbites is going to give it a go and see if it can make this tricky location work. I popped in to check out their offering.

They have a couple of window shelf seats, which I chose to occupy, but the place is essentially a take away. They offer dishes at insanely cheap prices, covering burgers, pizzas, wraps and so on.

Burger and fries

Burger and fries

I was in burger mood so ordered a cheeseburger with chips and a bottle of water. £3.49. I repeat, £3.49.

The friendly owner said it would take around 8 minutes to prepare and he was true to his word, cooking things freshly to order in the adjoining kitchen.

Menu board

Menu board

The burger and chips both looked good when they arrived. In the style of the smart fast food burgers favoured by places like Bloc, this was a simple and extremely tasty item with good beefy flavour encased in a really good bun. The chips were plentiful and moreish. I was impressed.

So overall, I’m hopeful that Comet Foodbites can build an audience for their high value comestibles. I’ll definitely be back to give their other menu items a try as I found the burgers extremely pleasing. Add it to your list for a visit, soon.

Blythe scores Comet Foodbites
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: cheeseburger and chips

I drank: water

I wore: camel coat

Total bill: £3.49

11 Halmyre St, Edinburgh EH6 8QA

Written by BKR