Where the Bakehouse used to trade, Eden’s Kitchen has recently taken over. Their large pizza oven caught my eye when I passed the other day, so I was glad to find an occasion to pay it a visit.
The space has been extensively reworked to give it more of a restaurant feel. There is room for almost twenty diners. The emphasis is on chunky wood and filament lightbulbs so it feels contemporary, bordering on the hipsterish.
The menu focusses on fresh ingredients with a strong Mediterranean influence in the dishes on offer.
To reflect this I started with a Turkish favourite borek then followed with a veggie pizza.
The borek promptly appeared looking pretty neat and tidy. Aside from being a touch greasy, it packed a lot of flavour and crunch and the simple accompanying leaves were crisp.
The pizza was also very good. Their house vegetrarian toppings were profuse – olives, artichokes, really good mozzarella etc – and the base really light. I was impressed.
As with most new places, there’s some bedding-in to be done, and I’m not sure all the staff members are quite on the same page yet, but it’s a place that looks to have a good deal of potential.
So overall, aside from giving me the distinct impression that they were capable of some service mistakes, I enjoyed my trip to Eden’s Kitchen. Their pizza was really good and the space has a relaxed, welcoming feel to it. I look forward to visiting again soon and would recommend you do the same.
Blythe scores Eden’s
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for service
4/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: spinach borek, veggie pizza
I drank: water
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £14
Address: 32c Broughton St, Edinburgh EH1 3SB