September 7, 2016 Burger, Delivery, pizza 1 Comment

Braw

I spotted the arrival of Braw back during the Festival while walking up towards Summerhall to visit Rost and the Cheesy Toast Shack. I made a note to swing by next time I was in the neighbourhood.

Exterior

Exterior

I had an early opportunity to act upon that thought without being back on the southside as I spotted they offered delivery when I was in need of a late night pizza fix.

They must have been having a very quiet night as the delivery was with me a good 30 minutes ahead of schedule which was lovely news.

Pizza

Pizza

I’d ordered a ham & pineapple twist (£9.95) with the twist being that the pineapple was caramelized. This offered a good sweetness, but brown pineapple is not the most eye-catching. The ham had good smokiness too, so their attention to topping detail was strong.

However the base wasn’t up to much and their basic red sauce was underwhelming. The note to revisit at their southside premises was repinned to the mental noticeboard with the additional info “try the burgers”.

Burger

Burger

I made good on that on a sunny day just recently. I opted for their “Wee Cheese” burger (£5.95) which offered a Mull of Kintyre cheese, crispy onions and Braw sauce.

The burger was foiled wrapped and presented on a custom chopping board, which seemed unnecessarily modish.

Cooked to order, the burger had rather shrunk so the first bite was all bun and sauce rather than burger. The burger eventually proved reasonably moist but underseasoned. It was a decent effort, though, and the cheese was pretty good.

So overall, Braw looks to be a reasonable new addition to takeaway options on the southside. Their burgers are a little better than their pizza, but I’m quite optimistic that both could be improved in time to make this a place worthy of your attention. Give it a go next time you’re in the neighbourhood or it catches your eye on Hungry House.

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Written by BKR