Review of Bread Street Brasserie Edinburgh

The Bread St Brasserie is in the Point Hotel Edinburgh, just off Lothian Road. When I was staying at the hotel in late February, there was an offer (ending 29 February 2012) where two people could have 2 course meal and either a glass of wine or a soft drink each for £20.12. As I was meeting our son Gary for dinner, we decided to try out the Bread St Brasserie. The restaurant normally offers a lunch and pre -theatre (5-7pm) set menu, priced at £9.95 for 2 courses and £12.95 for 3 courses.

Bread Street Brasserie Edinburgh

Bread Street Brasserie

We were offered a freshly baked roll after ordering. We both had the Onion, Walnut and Blue Cheese Galette (pastry) for starter; however neither of us could discern any blue cheese flavour.

Bread Street Brasserie Edinburgh

Onion, Walnut and Blue Cheese Galette at the Bread Street Brasserie

Gary had the Pork Belly as a main course which he said he enjoyed. I had the Filet of Sea Bass which was very good. However, we both felt that we’d have liked some more vegetables to be served with the main course. I had about 3 small new potatoes (cut into pieces) with my fish and Gary had around one heaped tablespoon of mashed potato.  We could have done with at least twice as much potato and some green vegetable such as green beans or broccoli. Even if there had been a bread basket on the table we could have filled up with bread. I can’t see a bit more veg or bread costing more than another 30 pence per person, but maybe margins are so low that would affect profitablity(?) Why not add another 50p or even £1 to the price then?

Bread Street Brasserie Edinburgh

Pork Belly at the Bread Street Brasserie

The waiting staff were very pleasant and attentive. I thought that the restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere and I loved the Art Deco chandeliers. However I don’t think we’ll be frequenting the Bread Street Brasserie again, mainly due to the lack of vegetables served with the main course.

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