Instead of cooking a big Easter Lunch this year we decided to treat ourselves (and Nonna and Grandad) to lunch out at Apiary Restaurant in Newington. We had not visited before, but had heard good things from some friends who had attended a meeting of Edinburgh's Scran Salon there a few months ago. We often walk by and I kept on meaning to try to find a reason to check it out...so Nonna and Grandad's visit was just the ticket!
|children's mac and cheese|
We went along for a VERY late lunch/WAY TOO EARLY dinner (either way you look at it, it was 3pm). It wasn't busy, but there were a couple of other larger parties in...and it was Easter Sunday anyway. Regardless, the restaurant is lovely and bright and we had a nice table right in the centre with plenty of room for SOMEONE's high chair and in prime view of all the comings and goings from the kitchen (perfect for us nosey lot).
|ham hock hash and egg|
The lunch menu is nice. Not extensive, but a really nice selection of meat, fish and vegetarian...all with a little added spice. There is also a brunch menu, and a fabulous desert menu and the best part is that it is 2 COURSES for £9.50...seriously. The portions aren't HUGE. I'd say they are just right...like I was able to walk away feeling satisfied without needing to secretly unbutton my jeans.
|children's ice cream|
The children's menu is simple...2 courses for £5 with a choice of soup to start (Heinz Tomato) and then bangers and mash or mac n cheese and then 2 scoops of ice cream with sprinkles for dessert. There are some who would bang on about offering kids smaller portions of adult food and sometimes I do cringe when all I see is fried food and chips on offer...but for Lyra the mac n cheese and ice cream was JUST RIGHT.
|ice cream slider|
All in all we were very happy with the service and the food at Apiary and have already made plans to return when Grandma Cherry comes to visit next month. The food is delicious, and totally reasonably priced (there is a pre theatre dinner deal too). If you are in the area and haven't had a chance to visit Apiary yet...DO!
33 Newington Road