So once again we ventured over to Stockbridge and sampled more of the fantastic food that’s on offer. This time we found ourselves at The Pantry. The Pantry is tucked away on NW Circus Place. They aim to showcase fantastic Scottish ingredients and turn them into fantastic dishes. The menu at The Pantry changes weekly depending on the produce available and brings local produce to our busy city lives.
We were invited along to try out the Pantry so decided to visit on Monday. Of course the weather was doing it’s usual Bank Holiday effort and raining lots, so we wisely sat inside, although on rare sunny days there is seating outside to enjoy the sun. Inside is open and decorated with Broons comics on the walls, their attention to detail is evident and we had great expectations that this would be carried through to their food.
Mr Edinburger was first off the mark and ordered Scotch duck egg ‘our PR lady Sue’s Duck egg’ sagey sausage meat, apple and thyme sauce with English mustard. I think that he must have miss read the menu because when it arrived, it was a mini feast.
I wasn’t having any starter but couldn’t help myself and had to try some of the Scotch egg. The egg was delicious and fresh with a lovely bright orange yolk. It was nice and warm and this contrasted with the coolness of the meat. The meat was well seasoned and very tasty. If Mr Edinburger hadn’t have devoured it so quickly I could have eaten another bite. But he was in equal agreement that it was a fantastic starter and much bigger than he expected. The food was beautifully presented and the apple and thyme sauce and mustard added a bit of extra flavour and worked well.
Next up was the main event. I had opted for the pulled pork sub with BBQ and apple thyme sauce with chips and homemade beetroot slaw.
Now this was a feast! I’m pretty glad I didn’t have my usual breakfast otherwise I’d have been struggling. Everything on the plate looked fantastic and I honestly didn’t know where to start. The most logical thing was to tuck into the sub. The bread, the meat and the sauce were equally tasty. The pulled pork was melt in the mouth and just fell apart. The beetroot slaw was a lovely side and the chips were fantastic. I’d probably go back again and be very tempted to order this again if it was on the menu without even considering anything else. I think Mr Edinburger was a little jealous when he saw mine.
Mr Edinburger had opted for the special lamb burger. Having seen mine arrive, we knew it would be equally as good.
Judging by the silence when he was eating the burger, I’d say it too got the seal of approval. The meat was again tasty and the toasted bun with melted cheese topped it off.
We just about managed to polish everything off. One great thing about The Pantry is their portion sizes, they make sure you don’t leave hungry. From where we were seated I could see lots of lovely cakes and scones but all we had room for was a wee peppermint tea and we finished up just in time to get back home inbetween the showers.
Overall it was a great way to spend a rainy bank holiday lunchtime and we’ll definitely be back, perhaps to try out dinner at the weekend and it has the added benefit of being BYOB.