En Route 100, En Croute
The route 100 – the iconic Airport Express that battled through throughout the snow days – starts its journey outside The Booking Office, a decent Wetherspoon’s.
From there it picks up the route 1 along Princes Street but heads on straight to Shandwick Place at the West End.
There it passes Kasturi, La Piazza, Au Bar, Social Bite, the Grosvenor Bar, and the rather dull Bar Burrito.
It spins past Vigo, Roseburn Cafe, Colpamia, Murrayfield Hotel and Bothy, John Brash the butcher, Asha takeaway, and Cocobean Cafe, before reaching Cool Jade and the Zoo.
Into the heart of Corstorphine you meet the Snug Cafe, Eastern Pavilion, Imperial Empire, Toby Carvery, Charles Wilson butcher, antoher branch of Vigo, Chicken Club, another Wetherspoon’s in the shape of the White Lady, St John’s Curry, Corstorphine Spice, Lucy’s Cafe, Mimi’s Bakehouse, Cafe Rosa, Wong’s, St John’s chippy, the Bon Tearoom, and Abida.
It then crosses the 1 route again before moving on to the Bar B Que chippy, Marriott Hotel, and Maybury Casino.
You can see the Gyle shopping centre off to the left, then you pass the Royal Highland Show ground before being deposited at the Airport itself.
So overall, the 100 is a very efficient and effective service which takes in various food and drink options along its route. You’ve maybe been focussed on it as a simple ferry from town to the skies, but next time think about the potential food and drink fun you could have along the way.