March 5, 2016 Take Away, West End No Comments


At an unpromisingly early hour of the morning, I wandered towards the first train of the day with bleary eyes and a rumbly tummy. The only food outlet open was Costcutter on West Maitland Street, so I popped in for a visit.

Scotch eggs

Scotch eggs

I had a feeling that I would need to make do with an unorthodox mix of choices, but was heartened to spy some good looking homemade samosas. I added a pair of scotch eggs and a bottle of water, because I’m worth it.

I munched as I went, initially, with the items sustaining me in quiet snackish moments throughout the day.



The scotch eggs were pretty unremarkable, but the samosas packed considerable tingle and were really good. They brought much needed pep to proceedings.

So overall, I hadn’t ever particularly thought to dine at Costcutter but when necessity arose it served me unexpectedly well. Next time you fancy a spicy, savoury delight pop in and pick up one of their samosas.

Blythe scores Costcutter
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 12.5/20

I ate: scotch eggs, samosas

I drank: water

I wore: brown jacket

Total bill: £4.18

Address: 18 West Maitland Street, Haymarket, Edinburgh, EH12 5EA

Written by BKR