The Kilted Pig
On a crisp Sunday morning with the prospect of Sunday lunch at The Ox later in the day, thoughts turned to a hearty breakfast to sustain me until mid afternoon.
The sky was crystal clear so a brisk wander to build an appetite seemed like a good plan. I headed for Gorgie initially, but then it occurred to me that perhaps I should venture a little further. I soon alighted upon the Kilted Pig on Colinton Road and popped in to check things out.
A large open-plan pub with food, they offered a range of breakfast options from which I chose the full Scottish. This came with tea, coffee or a glass of juice. I chose tea.
The interior felt a bit tired and unloved. This was accentuated by it being rather quiet. I think it’s in need of a refresh to enliven things.
My food was soon with me looking pretty good. The toast could have been warmer and the mushrooms were a little watery, but that aside this was one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in a while.
The sausages, from Tollcross butcher Saunderson, were excellent as was the smoked bacon. The haggis and black pudding were smartly griddled. The tattie scone was lightly puffed. This was really satisfying stuff.
So overall, I was impressed with the food on offer at the Kilted Pig. It’s worth seeking out as the quality on offer is very high. The decor could use a refresh in the next wee while to bring the front of house in line with the standards of the kitchen. Give it a visit next time a good breakfast feed is what’s needed.
Blythe scores the Kilted Pig
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: full Scottish
I drank: tea
I wore: stried jacket
Total bill: £7.95
Address: 101 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH14 1AL