We visited Teuchters Landing as part of a Leith Grubcrawl and found their seafood platter on excellent form. I’d visited a couple of times more recently for drinks, so was happy to pop in again on the occasion of a farewell lunch for regular guest quester Graham.
We were joined by an extensive mob of colleagues, but I’ll focus the review on my table of reprobates which featured Lindsay, Sue and Chris.
The menu at Teuchters Landing is vast, encompassing pub grub staples, an excellent selection of seafood, and their signature mug menu, which offers various hearty things – soups, stews, curries, mussels, chips etc – in a small or large mug.
Chris, Sue and Lindsay were drawn in by the mugs so opted for the smoked salmon risotto (Chris) and kedgeree risotto (Lindsay and Sue). I was lured in by talk of battered scallops with bacon and black pudding on a roll. Ordering was handled at the bar in a very friendly and efficient manner.
It was a corkin’ day so we took advantage of their little pontoon deck to bask in the glorious sunshine.
After just a few moments our dishes were with us looking decidedly bonnie. I hadn’t actually realised that my roll came with chips so that was a welcome bonus.
Their were general noises of approbation for the large mugs of ricey goodness. It was agreed that the dishes packed punch and panache.
I can imagine beer battered scallops raising a few eyebrows but these were of very pleasing quality. The black pudding and bacon were an optional but too-tempting addition, making for a refined and beautifully balanced sandwich that was right up their with the best I’ve had in the city. The accompanying chips were plentiful, well-seasoned and delicious.
So overall, I was mightily impressed with Teuchters Landing. I sometimes struggle to recommend places for pub grub in the city, but I think I will install this place as my default setting. Their menu contains dishes likely to effortlessly please and has such breadth that it is likely to hold at least some appeal for all. Make sure to visit at your earliest convenient opportunity.
Blythe scores Teuchters Landing
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16.5/20
Today’s questers were: Lindsay, Sue, Chris, Blythe
We ate: kedgeree risotto mug (2); smoked salmon risotto mug; black pudding, bacon and scallop roll with chips
We drank: water
We wore: collaborative care support planning onesies
Total bill: £37.20
Address: 1C Dock Place, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6LU