Tea in the Park – SADLY NOW CLOSED
On a gloriously sunny Sunday I took a stroll through many of the city’s green spaces, as seemed appropriate. When I reached Bruntsfield Links I was just about ready for something to eat so stopped in at a little takeaway counter called Tea in the Park.
I was pleased to be greeted by a familiar face in the shape of the chap who used to own the sadly departed Cafe Bleu.
As you may recall, he’s a rather gifted Belgian pastry chef and was doing very good work from his compact West Port premises.
This place is even smaller and is located in between the revamped Katie’s and the soon to open second shop from Castello Coffee.
Their menu focuses on takeout soups, samdwiches and wraps to enjoy while sitting out on the Links on warmer days. A bench has been added to the patch of grass just over from it to encourage you to linger.
My eye was caught be their traditional Scottish dishes with options for chicken, lamb or veggie haggis, which sounded rather remarkable. I opted for the veggie which came with red pepper hummus, cheese and an array of crunchy vegetables.
This was toasted to order and soon with me. I bid my friend adieu and toddler off across the grass.
The wrap proved outstandingly good and right up there with Susie’s and Khartoum Cafe as the best wrap in the city. It was beautifully toasted, the filling packed good punch and a range of textures, and it really was extremely satisfying.
So overall, Tea in the Park is doing very fine work. I was highly impressed with the quality of their fare so would strongly recommend it to you, particularly if we get anything approaching a serviceable summer in these parts.
Blythe scores Tea in the Park
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20
I ate: veggie haggis wrap
I wore: sun bonnet
Total bill: £3.50
Address: 10 Barclay Terrace, Morningside, Edinburgh, EH10 4HP