escape,  food review,  restaurant

Escape To Edinburgh

I came by train.
I saw stunning scenery.
I conquered Arthur’s Seat.


And along the way, I ate some delicious food.


Edinburgh is the perfect mix of medieval romance, breathtaking nature, with just the right amount of modern necessities like restaurants and shops.

On Royal Mile: love the pop of jade green on the copper domes.

Many sightseeing locations like Edinburgh Castle are situated in a very open and windy space. One develops an appetite pretty easily walking around this city.

The city certainly does not lack in beautiful stone-walled houses.

How often does one come across a favourite restaurant by chance? That happened to me and my Colombian friend on this trip. During our week-long getaway from London to Edinburgh, we dined here almost everyday.

We couldn’t believe such a great Spanish tapas restaurant was only a short walk away from our accommodation. Stellar food served by friendly staff in a bright and airy space. Every single tapas we ordered was delicious and also churros with chocolate sauce served daily until 5 pm. Need I say more?

Churros all day – every meal.

Always nice to accidentally colour match with your Sangria.

Sharing (or not sharing) platter: Chorizo, sausage, Manchego cheese, served with pan tumaca.

I made a drawing of this meal after our travels. Almost envisioning a sort of hand drawn, visual branding for them since I adored this place so much.

Serrano and Manchego

297 Leith Walk

Edinburgh EH6 8SA


Update: This establishment has closed due to rising costs amid a general downturn in the restaurant sector. They will be missed.

Colour is such an important element when it comes to food consumerism. I love these brightly hued Mexican sodas Jarritos.

This Mexican restaurant was another place we had dinner at. We were lucky to get the only window seat in the house. The food was tasty, the menu was simple and easy to understand. Just all around a very pleasant dining experience.

Simple, casual food at its best: shrimp tacos and lime soda.

Mixed emotions: crunchy, tender, warm, chocolatey, and sweet.

You didn’t think we would end the meal without churros, did ya? These tasted just as good as they look.


62 Elm Row

Edinburgh EH7 4AQ


Update: This venue has closed, but they may be relocating to another site soon. Keep an eye out for them.

Don’t people say that familiarity breeds contempt? I don’t think this applies to food. We had some cappuccino and scones. Not anything standout, but a good solid afternoon tea.

We ended our trip with some good old English tea. Just something comforting and familiar before our journey back to London. I always like to try cafes inside galleries. This one is conveniently situated walking distance from the train station.


Scottish National Galleries

The Mound

Edinburgh EH2 2EL

And that’s a wrap for my first trip to Edinburgh. I wish I had visited Lake District too, but didn’t have enough time. Nevertheless, I hope my readers enjoyed this travelogue. Comment below any thoughts or suggestions you may have.

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