March 5, 2018 Bus, Travel 1 Comment

En Route 10, En Croute

Lothian Buses have had quite a few days. They’ve done a splendid job in extremely challenging conditions as #snowmageddon gripped the city. Well done, folks!

The Lothian buses route 10 is another hillside to seaside affair, starting from either Bonaly or Torphin. The first major food business area you hit is Colinton Village with The Pantry the main attraction visible from the upper deck of the bus.

The Pantry Colinton

At this point you join the route 18 and spin down the road until heading off towards Craiglockhart.

From there you pass the demolished site of the old Centre Court pub and the Good World Chinese takeaway. The Kilted Pig is next as you glide by Meggetland.

Next we whizz past a branch of popular food store Margiotta, the South China Inn Chinese, Corner Pizza, Odds & Ends, and the Piece Box in Polwarth.

As we head along Gilmore Place we pass Taste of China, The Greenwood and Konbo Arcade CafĂ©, before we reach Grassroots, Tuk Tuk and Trenchtown near the King’s Theatre. At this point we join the 16 route.

Arcade machines at Konbo

This leads us down Lothian Road, through the city centre and down the length of Leith Walk.

The route deviates finally at the Foot of the Walk. We pass the Sunshine Cafe, Anderson’s butcher shop, La Delicias, then can view Alplings just down Henderson Street.

It’s then onwards along Great Junction Street past La Dolce Vita, Up the Junction, Spilt Milk, Aurora, and La Cerise.

Interior of Aurora

At the junction with Ferry Road and Coburg Street we can see Belly Buster, the Dolphin, and Ostara.

It’s then on past Pomodoro, Derrick’s, Britannia Spice, and Ocean Terminal, before the Au Gourmand industrial unit, Dreadnought, the Haven, and the Ocean Spice takeaway mark the last few sightings before the terminus at Western Harbour.

So overall, the route 10 is an enduring favourite. I enjoyed my journey along it and there was a decent selection of food options along the way. Hop on board next time you want a good look at the length and breadth of the city.

Written by BKR