The inclement weather has driven me towards some places I might not otherwise have discovered, of late. Following on from my unscheduled stop at The Pastry Section, I ended up sheltering from more stair rods at fed! a new sandwich bar on Forth Street with a fondness for punctuation marks and a dislike of capital letters.
Directly opposite Le Roi Fou, it’s a spacious and stylish property with elegant cornicing. There’s ample seating although everything is packaged for takeaway.
On the rainy stop I just had coffee. It wasn’t great but I made a note to come back for lunch which I did just a few days later.
At lunchtime, they offer a choice of homemade soups and a range of sandwich filling combos. I opted for their sweet corn chowder then followed with an bacon and avocado roll.
The soup was very good with a velvety creamy texture and good depth of flavour from the corn. It was a satisfying eat.
The sandwich was to the same standard. It was routine fare and didn’t offer much to quicken the pulse, sadly.
So overall, fed! seems a slightly mixed bag. The interior is very beautiful but it feels like a rather inefficient use of space if their focus is on takeaway punters. But if they can develop things to the standard of their high quality soup perhaps they can build a more convincing offering in time.
Blythe scores fed!
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: sweetcorn chowder, crisp bacon and avocado roll
I wore: lilac shirt
Total bill: £6.40
Address: Forth Street, Edinburgh