I’ve decided that the blog format will be fairly structured, with a post on Mondays and Fridays, in order to force me into keeping it up. “But this is neither Monday nor Friday” I hear you cry. No. And this is because I’ve also decided to post about meals we have had out as a wee bonus. With that in mind, this post comes to you from the good folk at The Cambridge Bar on Young Street in Edinburgh (just of Charlotte Square).
We’d been out for a coffee and a bit of shopping, ahead of our upcoming Island holiday, and Cat decided she wanted a burger. after a seat and a pint (to give us time to do some research…) we settled on The Cambridge Bar. This is a cosy wee pub for a quiet drink and has an excitingly vast selection of beers. The main event for us though were the burgers. The list contains a few classic toppings – like blue cheese or chilli sauce – as well as a few more interesting, and tasty looking, options such as terriyaki, bacon and guacamole and camembert and cranberry. I went, as I almost always do, for the biggest burger they had: ‘The Aussie’. This beast included a 7oz beef burger, cheddar cheese, beetroot, pineapple, bacon, and a fried egg. It was, as burgers go, fantastic.
Cat’s burger, a slightly more conservative version of mine, was great too, and the chips and onion rings served up alongside were really crisp on the outside and beautifully fluffy inside. I had a pint of American pale ale called USPA brewed by Hawkshead brewery which packs plenty of american hoppyness and punches fairly hard at 6%.
All in all, a great place for some honest (and well cooked) pub grub alongside a good pint of the amber nectar. Well worth a look if you’re at this end of town.