September 19, 2017 City Centre, soup No Comments

Market Street Kitchen

I’ve been caught in a couple of rain showers of late which have steered me towards some places nearby to my office. Following my recent trip to Brewhemia, I ventured all the way next door to the Market Street Kitchen which forms part of the City Art Centre.


It evokes a similar feel to a garden centre cafe with a counter ordering system where pre-prepared daily specials sit under heating lights. The original wall art gave things a smarter feel, though.

I had a look at the menu and found it a little unevenly priced. Their toasted sandwiches were more expensive than their burger and the soup seemed a little steep at £4.75 a bowl.

Still, the dreich conditions had me in the soupy mood so I opted for their pea and ham variety.


This was promptly delivered and looked much as expected. It proved a pretty decent effort and a generous portion with a good balance of flavour and some chunky pieces of flavourful ham. I liked it.

So overall, the Market Street Kitchen is doing a reasonable job. Their soup was pretty good and did what was needed to restore my energy levels for the afternoon ahead. I’m intrigued to try their well-priced burger so may visit again to give it a go.

Blythe scores the Market Street Kitchen
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20

I ate: pea and ham soup

I wore: pinstripes

Total bill: £4.75

Address: 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Written by BKR