bread street brasserie, edinburgh, review

If you’ve been following me on Instagram recently, you’ll be aware of my dietary restrictions due to a dairy, egg (and caffeine!) intolerant baby. Whilst it’s had its challenges, vegan options in cafes and restaurants have been a god send when I don’t want to risk the does-it-or-doesn’t-it roulette game.

Bread Street Brasserie were kind enough to invite* me along to their monthly vegan night which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month at their restaurant which is conveniently located between the grassmarket and Lothian Road.

The menu changes month-by-month so keeps it fresh for regular attendees. A bargain at £17.50 for three courses, it’s affordable and there are good choices for all tastes.

The lovely Jemma of Feeding Little Ones has been a god send having been through the same with her gorgeous girls Aria & Lia so I asked her along as my plus one.

We had a lovely meal of Thai spring rolls and potato croquettes for starters followed by pearl barley risotto and celeriac steak for main courses.

Our highlights from the first two courses were the Pak choi accompanying the spring rolls which totally outshone the rolls whilst Jemma really enjoyed the celeriac, which neither of us are usually fans of but she was very pleasantly surprised at how tasty it was!

The star of the show, however, was the dessert – we both went for the pancakes and we were glad we did!

The pancakes were served with a chocolate orange sauce and vanilla ice cream, my only criticism of them is that I wish there had been more! They were delicious.

The meal is good value for money at just £17.50 for three courses and whilst some of the dishes won’t set the world on fire they were tasty and good variety for different tastes.

The beauty of it is that the menu changes up each month – and December’s already looks a bit more inspired and exciting. You can check out the menu here. It will certainly be nice for vegans to have more than one choice on the menu for a midweek supper!

* We attended free of charge to review but as always all words, thoughts, opinions and wishes for extra pancakes are entirely my own.

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