The Hermitage Bar
I’d heard some positive reports about The Hermitage Bar at Morningside station so took a little stroll up the road to give it a look.
The place has been through a few different incarnations down the years. This feels like a very settled and smoothly running version.
At lunchtime they offer a two course for a tenner menu which sounded good to me.
From that I opted for the black pudding spring rolls to start then asked the excellently attentive waitress/bartender whether to follow with the burger or the sausage and mash. She strongly recommended the latter so I was happy to go with that.
The starter arrived very promptly looking neat and tidy. The casing was suitably crisp and the filling richly meaty. The accompanying chilli sauce was not too sweet.
The main course was a well judged lunchtime portion. The Crombie’s sausage was to their usual very good quality and the mash and jus hit the spot, too, although it had a whisper too much mustard for my tastes.
So overall, it was good to find The Hermitage Bar on such fine form. It looks like a very good place for pub grub which is a surprising rarity in the city at the moment. I’d be keen to visit again and try more of their dishes. I’d recommend you do likewise.
Blythe scores The Hermitage
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: black pudding spring roll, Crombie’s sausage and mash
I drank: ale
I wore: pink
Total bill: £11.90
Address: 1-5 Comiston Road, Morningside, Edinburgh EH10 6AA