The bright thing that occasionally appears in the Edinburgh sky once more compelled me to visit the seaside. This time my eyes were set on Portobello and after a little stroll around I settled upon a new cafe called Green Kilt for my lunchtime stop.
Having been trading since Good Friday the place is still in its early days. It felt very calm and assured for such a new venture, though.
Their emphasis is on a balanced menu with eco-friendliness and sustainability at the core. From this I chose their mushroom and and spinach on toast topped with poached eggs. I added espresso which was fine.
The food was cooked to order and soon arrived looking quite bonnie.
It proved an extremely satisfying eat. The eggs were beautifully poached with oozingly bright yolks. The mushrooms and spinach were very well seasoned and deeply satisfying.
I worried that this combination might end up a little watery but I needn’t have worried as there was deft cooking in evidence. The toast was really good, too. I was really impressed.
So overall, Green Kilt looks to be a great new addition to Portobello High Street. I enjoyed what I ate very much. They are crafting much of the menu in-house and have good principles at the heart of all they do. Make sure to visit soon and try some of their excellent fare.
Blythe scores Green Kilt
4.5/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20
I ate: mushrooms and spinach with toast and poached eggs
I drank: water, espresso
I wore: action footwear
Total bill: £9.30
Address: 66 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1AN