I’ve found myself stopping in at Peter’s Yard and Soderberg a little less than I once did. It sometimes happens that our love of certain places wanes over time I think that’s what happened in this case.


When they opened a new branch of Soderberg towards the end of last year, it didn’t raise much of a flicker with me. I was sure it would be good but it didn’t occur to me to write about. When I was walking down Broughton Street the other day I decided to check it out.

In a smart corner property that was previously a gallery, the counter set up is very similar to their Queensferry Street branch but there’s room enough for a few more tables. I took up station at one and ordered at the counter.

Soup, bread, sandwich

I chose their French onion soup and added a serrano ham, mozzarella and pesto roll on the side. These were quickly put together and handed over by the attentive counter chap.

The soup came with two good slices of their signature sourdough which was on its usual fine form. The soup was very good, too. I’m not the world’s biggest fan of onion soup but this was a really pleasing rendition.

The sandwich was simple but delicious and in this way quite emblematic of their whole offering. I enjoyed it a lot.

So overall, it was good to reignite my appreciation for the consitently excellent work that Soderberg does. This branch feels settled and accomplished with everything I tried of very good quality. I’d recommend you visit soon.

Blythe scores Soderberg
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20

I ate: French onion soup, serrano ham roll

I drank: water

I wore: grey trousers

Total bill: £8

Address: 45 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JU

Written by BKR