On a bright morning, I was headed for my Leith office when I became distracted by the pursuit of coronation chicken.
After a brief but ultimately unsuccessful reconnaissance mission, I found myself approaching from an angle that passed by Derrick’s on Portland Place. I stopped in to check it out.
A compact and down-at-heel little takeaway, it specialises in quick breakfast and lunch snacks. It looked like an ideal spot for a breakfast roll.
I ordered a bacon roll to which my preferred brown sauce was added. With a friendly smile from the counter woman to send me on my way I munched as I walked.
Having come from a warming dish rather than having been cooked to order the bacon was just a touch leathery. It packed satisfying flavour and the fresh, floury morning roll was good. It was a decent breakfast snack.
So overall, Derrick’s is a simple and unfussy place to grab a quick breakfast or lunch. I spotted another such place called Pomodoro just next door so I must come back to give that a try.
Blythe scores Derrick’s
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
2.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 12/20
I ate: bacon roll
I wore: pinstripes
Total bill: £1.60
Address: 6 Portland Place, Edinburgh EH6 6LA