February 15, 2018 Colinton, local produce 1 Comment

The Pantry Colinton

With the imminent arrival of the third eatery from the people behind The Pantry, the fact that I hadn’t yet visited their second place came looming into view. I thought I’d better rectify that so taking to a Lothian buses number 16, I headed to Colinton.


Having started operations from their excellent Stockbridge place back in 2012, this branch came along in May 2017, taking over the premises that were previously Mackenzie’s.

The space is a little roomier than their other place with a little more scope for prams to navigate in and out, as well as toddlers and little people to dart around.


I was seated at a table in the front dining space and brought a menu. This offered a broad range of things across breakfast, light lunch, snack, cake and more substantial dish options.

I quickly settled upon the black pudding hash. I tried their espresso and it was delivered to a very good standard.

Hash topped with poached eggs

The hash promptly arrived looking pretty stylish. It proved an enjoyable eat with the yolks of the poached eggs suitably runny and good depth of flavour from the profuse black pudding. I enjoyed it very much.

So overall, I was glad to finally get to The Pantry Colinton just ahead of Finn & Bear opening down on The Shore. It more than maintained the standard of their Stockbridge flagship place and seems settled at the heart of the Colinton community. Give it a look next time you’re in this charming neighbourhood.

Blythe scores Pantry Colinton
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20

I ate: black pudding hash

I drank: espresso

I wore: blue, black, grey

Total bill: £10.95

Address: 2-4 Bridge Road, Colinton, Edinburgh EH13 0LF

Written by BKR