REVIEW Dream and Season, Portobello

I’ve known this spot in many forms over the years but never have I seen it looking so lovely and welcoming as I did when I popped down a few weeks ago.

Dream and Season is located in a prime spot at the bottom of Kings Road at Portobello Promenade. It boasts magnificent views from both sides out over the Forth and down the East Lothian coastline.

With large windows taking advantage of the sunshine, the decor is beachcomber with lots of wood and blue toned furnishings.

Myself and a friend popped in for a long over due catch-up and a spot of brunch. I have to thank the staff for being so patient with us – we were gabbing so much that we never looked at the menu for about the first 20 minutes.

Eventually we stopped talking to take a breath and order some teas. Good ol breakfast tea for me please. Loved the cups and teapots (good pourers). You’ll also find a good selection of teas and coffees on their menu plus seen varieties of smoothies and milkshakes.

The breakfast menu is straight forward and features dishes like

  • Eggs your way (poached, fried or scrambled) served on sourdough
  • The Portobello Grill with bacon, sausage, black pudding, haggis, mushrooms, tomatoes, potato scone and eggs on sourdough all for only £9.95. There is also a vegetarian option for this with veggie haggis, spinach and avocado salsa.

Two dishes caught my eye, namely the Mexican Stand Off (scrambled eggs with chilli, coriander and parmesan on sourdough) and the Black Witch Stack (french toast, black pudding, pancetta crisp, poached egg and whole grain mustard sauce). Both sound lip-smackingly delish!

We weren’t super hungry so ordered something a little lighter. My friend ate the Seasons Dream Pancakes with yoghurt and fresh mixed berries. Pancakes were lovely and light, fluffy with a slight hint of vanilla but only served with a sprinkling of blueberries – no mixed berries on this plate. It was a little underwhelming and for £7.50, you’d expect a little more effort to have gone into this dish.

I tucked into my weekend staple of black pudding and egg on a roll (£4.80). Egg was cooked well with a lovely runny yolk, decent thick slice of black pudding on a fresh roll.

Dream and Season is open for lunch and dinner too and they have a decent kids menu as well as catering for vegetarians and gluten freebies. They are dog friendly with water bowls outside and in for your furry friends.

This is a fabulous spot for a coffee, cake and catch up, and a brisk walk on the beach or promenade after consuming one of their amazing cheesecakes (gluten freebie cheesecakes available too).

Dream and Season, 56 Kings Road, Portobello, EH15 1DX Edinburgh.                                        Tel : 0131 657 3328


My Spoon Award : Silver (awarded to eateries where food and service are very good. Equivalent to 8/10)



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