Knight’s Kitchen at St John’s

Hut

Hut

Each year when I try to summarise the pop-up and street food stalls around the town for the Festival I miss at least a few. Of these, the one that looks to be the most glaring omission so far is the Knight’s Kitchen cabin just outside St John’s church at the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road.

I’ve been a big fan of Knight’s Kitchen for a good while, from their market stalls to their restaurant on the southside. They specialise in a lively array African dishes from the south and east of the continent.

Rosti

Rosti

Their menu at this little compact hut covers a good range of options, including boerwoers sausages, curries, and snackier things like samosas and doughnuts. I was lured in by talk of a sweet potato and goat’s cheese rosti (£5), which was prepared to order and soon with me.

It was rather a windy day so rather than munching at one of the tables near the stall, I sought out a nearby sheltered spot.

Menu board

Menu board

The brightly coloured pancake-like rosti was topped with rocket, red onion and tomato. This brought good freshness. The rosti itself was outstandingly good with a lovely blend of sweet and sour from the veg and cheese. It was a really satisfying eat.

So overall, I’m glad to have tracked down this great little stall from Knight’s Kitchen. It’s very handily placed for the Book Festival in Charlotte Square so is a place I’ll be visiting frequently throughout the month. I suggest you do the same.

4 stars 2

Written by BKR