New Town Deli
With the onset of the chilly weather, my lunchtime wanderings have been slightly curtailed of late, meaning I’ve had to tap my reserves of nearby places that I’ve been saving up for just these types of inclement days. One such stop was at the New Town Deli’s branch on Henderson Row, so I headed there and sat-in to avoid the weather.
Their Broughton Street branch served me outstanding soup when I visited ages ago, so I was hopefully of similarly fine quality fare this time around.
This branch has a bit more space and lends itself rather more to sitting in, with a large communal table at the centre and shelf seating around the edges.
Their menu offered lots of tempting options beyond the usual soup and sandwich arrangements, with a good range of homemade burgers and other hot dishes including chilli, which is what I settled upon. They’d run out of veggie chilli for the day so I was happy to go with the meat version. This was served with chips.
I took a seat at the big table and my dish was soon with me, although service did seem slightly chaotic with others appearing to wait a good bit longer than I did.
The dish looked pretty hearty and so it proved. It was just what I was looking for to robustly chase away lunchtime hunger and warm me up in the process. It wasn’t the most exciting dish in history and lacked a real spicy kick, but it did the job with little fuss.
So overall, my visit to this branch of the New Town Deli didn’t quite hit the heights of that fantastic soup at their other branch, but it served me a good lunch in smart surroundings. I’d be pleased to visit again when I’ll give one of their burgers a try.
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: chilli and chips
I drank: water
I wore: www.tieclub.co.uk
Total bill: £6
Address: 23 Henderson Row, Edinburgh EH3 5DH