REVIEW : Rabble, new Lunch Break menu

Rabble is a little bit of everything- a boutique hotel, a restaurant and a bar located on Frederick Street in the heart of the city.

They host some great events including the Summer event with St Germaine – Maison St Germaine and transformed their bar garden into a Parisian Paradise.

Rabble’s ethos regarding food and drink is all about the low and slow using locally sourced, quality produce.

I went along to try out their Lunch Break menu where you can tuck into a main course for £6.25.

The menu is limited but you still have some good decent choice of dishes.

  • Orkney Steak Burger on toasted brioche, smoked cheddar rarebut & fries
  • Slow Cooked Ham Home BLT on thick cut white bloomer with fries
  • Battered Fish and Chips with fries & salad
  • Full Harvest Superfood Salad with roast butternut squash, tenderstem brocolli, kale
    & grilled halloumi with goji berries & pumpkin seeds. Add chargrilled chicken for £3
  • Slow Cooked Mexican Bean Tortilla toasted with chipotle mayo, avocado, coriander & fries
  • Asparagus Carbonara with broad beans, peas & soft poached egg
  • Club Salad with chargrilled chicken, candied bacon, avocado, tomato & Ranch dressing
  • Add a mini soup to your lunch for £2
  • Sharing Dessert of Sugared Churros with dark chocolate fondue for £6

First up was the Orkney Burger and Chips. Decent portions and all freshly made.

The burger meat was well seasoned and ‘loose’, as in it wasn’t tightly compacted, which for me means that it holds much more meaty beef flavour. It was juicy with a nice smothering of melted cheese. Chips/ fries were crispy.

The Battered fish and chips was really lovely too. A large piece of fish with super crispy batter surrounding a soft and flaky fish fillet. The tartare sauce was very more-ish and the perfect accompaniment for both the fries and the fish.

We choose to share the Dessert Sharing platter of churros and chocolate fondue.

These were served warm with a wee pot of silky molten chocolate over a glass of hot water to keep the chocolate from setting. Dunkability 10/10!

Summing up this lunch menu

  • The food is hot and a good portion size (you come out feeling full but not stuffed)
  • The staff are friendly and efficient, you’ll be in and out within the hour.
  • With a drink, a main course and the sharing dessert it comes in around the £15 each mark.
  • It’s a city centre location and easy to get to.

All round, an excellent choice for a quick lunch break!

Rabble, 55a Frederick Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1LH.

Tel : 0131 6227800

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




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