I’d snacked lightly at the latest gathering of street food traders at the fantastic Pitt, so was in the neighbourhood and in need of something a little more substantial to deal with the edge of my hunger. I alighted upon Belly Buster, a rather humble looking little cafe sandwich shop on Ferry Road.
As the name suggests, they offer some dishes that are very substantial indeed including an 11-item all day breakfast. I was in the mood for something somewhat more modest than that, so opted for their cheeseburger.
This was freshly cooked to order by the friendly counter man. I took a seat at one of their shelf seats – there are just three or four tables plus these for those sitting in – and awaited my item’s arrival. It was with me in no time at all.
I wandered along to the bench outside Leith Library to eat in the sun. The burger proved to be outstandingly good, right up there with BBL as the best I’ve had in the city. It packed really good succulence and a good balance of lean and fat making for uniformly juicy beefy mouthfuls. It pleased me a lot.
So overall, Belly Buster was a surprisingly impressive place serving burgers of splendid quality. I’d strongly recommend you give it a go for a burger that will really hit the spot.
Blythe scores Belly Buster
4.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 14.5/20
I ate: cheeseburger
I wore: tweeds
Total bill: £4.90
Address: 36 Ferry Rd, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH6 4AE