I came by train.
I saw stunning scenery.
I conquered Arthur’s Seat.
And along the way, I ate some delicious food.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.