I love the weekends. It’s time to spend with friends and family, eating, drinking, laughing and relaxing.
On Saturday I met up with a good friend of mine at Urban Angel. I pass this unsuspecting eatery every day on my way to work. Last week I had a look at their website and my taste buds started jumping.
On entering into the restaurant all you see is a counter and a window seat, but they have a delightful seating area down some stairs and through the back. The décor is lovely, understated, joyful and cheery.
My friend had the Toast with Ricotta, Avocado and Broad Beans whilst I opted for something more sinful, the French Toast with bacon and syrup. Both our meals where delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed my French Toast, but unfortunately they were not able to steal the French Toast crown from Mimi’s Bakehouse down on the Shore, Leith. A very close second though!
The thing that impressed me the most was the tea. I’m just a regular Breakfast Tea kinda gal, but it’s the teapots that made my day. They worked as a teapot should; no spilling and spluttering trying to pour it out, no large puddle left on the table with only half of it in your teacup. It was a sheer delight. The beautiful golden amber liquid flowed out the spout perfectly and into my teacup.
I liked this place. I like this place a lot. I will definitely be back.
The rest of the morning was spent wandering around the Lee Miller and Picasso exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
The photographs were exquisite and captured Picasso, his family and their friendship over 30 years.
What a lovely way to ease oneself into a weekend.
MY SPOON AWARD
Urban Angel, Hanover Street, Edinburgh : Silver Spoon