After a stroll through the city to work up a lunchtime appetite, I found myself in Stockbridge which is a generally good neighbourhood to be hungry in.
I spotted Tasti, which has been trading for a few months, and popped in to give it a try.
The interior is quite simply appointed with banquettes and tables seating for around twenty.
The menu is a mix of informal options that mix pub grub with diner classics. I took a while to explore the options eventually settling on their burger with a side of macaroni cheese.
Things were prepped to order and promptly arrived, delivered by the affable waiter.
The ratio of bun to burger was a little too strongly in favour of the bread which was a shame as the meat had good flavour and succulence. It came accompanied by regulation fries and a decent slaw.
The mac and cheese had a good cheesy crust, but was a little watery and underseasoned, beneath.
So overall, with a few tweaks Tasti could develop into a very good little diner eatery. It feels slightly incongruous in Stockbridge – I suspect it would be a student favourite if it were over in the heart of the Old Town – but I think it brings something different to this neighbourhood so looks like it will do well. Give it a visit when next you are in these parts.
Blythe scores Tasti
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20
I ate: burger, fries, mac
I drank: water
I wore: mainly blue
Total bill: £11.45
Address: 55 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh EH4 1HX