• Wed. May 25th, 2022

We visited The Neighborhood to sample their new boozy brunch menu

We headed to The Neighborhood Restaurant and Bar in Bruntsfield to sample their delicious £ 26 alcoholic brunch.

The neighborhood, which opened in November, is conveniently located in the basement of the Bruntsfield Hotel and overlooks the meadows.

And they have a brunch offer from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from the restaurant in Bruntsfield Place.

Brunch dishes include the neighborhood Scottish breakfast, which includes all the trimmings including sausages and haggis sourced from John Gilmour’s & Campbells – the local butcher.

There’s also the option of mashed avocado with feta and chili, French toast with mixed berries, and maple syrup among many other items.

All meals are served with a choice of six proseccos, mimosas, or Bloody Marys – of course, there’s an option for coffee, tea, and soft drinks.

You can take a quick look at the menu in the image below to see what you like.

The Quartier menu.

For my part, I ordered the full Scottish breakfast with my partner indulging in American style waffles with bacon.

The waffles were delicious (I had to steal some for research purposes of course) – the maple syrup was a nice accompaniment and the streaked bacon was in the golden loop not too crisp and not too soft, it was just perfect.

Brunch waffles can be quite controversial with your traditional “I only eat porridge for my breakfast” brigade, but to be honest, it’s the best decision Americans have ever made.

Full Scottish breakfast with a mimosa.
Full Scottish breakfast with a mimosa.

And let’s be honest, after their recent production history of the Iraq War, a Donald Trump presidency, and a billionaire race to space, it’s worth congratulating them when they do eventually achieve something. .

Now the Scottish breakfast was amazing and I’m not just saying that. Far too often you go somewhere and there is a skinny sausage with a sad looking piece of bacon and a drooping round haggis. But it was different.

I say I stole some of the waffle, but in all fairness I only managed to nibble as I was popping the seams after frying.

Waffles with bacon and maple syrup.
Waffles with bacon and maple syrup.

Honestly, this was a plate Hagrid would have struggled to finish and absolutely perfect for filling your stomach before a big day in town.

Remember to choose sourdough when asked for your choice of toast – you won’t be disappointed.

The service was also fantastic with the mimosas topped up as soon as they ran dry.

To find out more about the Brunch menu and call in advance to reserve please visit the website here.

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You can also discover the extensive dinner menu offered by the neighborhood as well as a collection of cocktails prepared with local products.

It should be noted that breakfast products are available outside of the brunch offer.