January 17, 2016 Burger, Old Town 1 Comment

Wee Burger Kitchen – SADLY NOW CLOSED

Exterior

Exterior

The profusion of Edinburgh burger options continues to multiply with the Wee Burger Kitchen, just under Spoon, perhaps the most recent to join the party. I paid it a visit to see what it was offering.

A fairly informal counter service place with a rough wood-panelled interior, it felt quite smart upon arrival. There was a slightly oily aroma to proceeding, but this was soon dampened down by the cooking of burgers to order, which brought more meaty notes.

From the menu board, I chose the Edinburger which promised a haggis burger, blue cheese, relish, mayo and salad. Their lunchtime deal of a free portion of skin-on fries was a helpful touch.

Burger and fries

Burger and fries

The burger was with me soon enough with everything presented on a chopping board. It proved a bit of a middling lot.

The chips had good flavour but were rather soggy. The burger was mainly a beefy affair with a subtle amount of haggis running through it. Whatever meaty notes it contained were blasted to smithereens by overpowering blue cheese and rather salty relish. It seriously lacked finesse which was rather a shame, as there were definitely some signs of potential in what was served.

So overall, while the Wee Burger Kitchen isn’t a million miles away from being a good, solid burger option, it needs a good bit of refinement to squarely hit the nail on the head. With a little better execution and balance to dishes, this could grow into a real student favourite, so give it a try, perhaps in a few weeks from now.

Scores
Blythe scores the Wee Burger Kitchen
3/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 13.5/20

I ate: the Edinburger (haggis, blue cheese, lettuce, tomato, relish and mayo); skin-on chips

I wore: forgotten double-breasted jacket

Total bill: £6.50

Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

Written by BKR