During our weekend away in Edinburgh, me and the boy were absolutely ravenous after a long train journey to the capital. After dropping our bags off at the hotel, we ventured towards to Omni Centre next to the Edinburgh Playhouse to peruse their culinary offers. We came across the Slug and Lettuce and after having a look at the menu at the door, I had to almost hold the boy back from rushing in.
It wouldn't be a weekend break without a few cocktails to start off the afternoon. It was 50% all cocktails Friday-Sunday and we had trouble deciding on which one to have from the vast options on the menu. As a gin lover, I started on 'English Country Garden' which had a refreshing blend of gin, cucumber, mint and lime. Shame we weren't sitting in a beer garden enjoying it.
Trying to be on the healthy side, I opted for the Mexican stuffed pasta shells with a superfood salad and it was delicious. The salsa was the perfect amount of the spice and the superfood salad was flavoursome and had all of my favourite veggies in it - edamame beans, tomatoes, cucumber and spinach.
The boy decided on the open chicken pie which came with mashed potatoes and peas. He dug in and was quiet for the rest of the meal whilst he devoured it. I obviously had a wee pick at the crispy edges of the puff pastry.
As well as the cocktail deal, there was also 2 for 1 on desserts. The boy had the hot apple pie with custard - he is so old school at heart and I opted for the salted carmel bar. I had no idea what was going to turn up but I had hoped it came with salted caramel sauce and that I certainly got. A soft chocolately bar drenched with salted caramel sauce and ice cream was absolutely divine. The portions were generous and I had to sadly leave a bite or two on my plate as my belly was well and truly stuffed.
We had another cocktail for the road and both chose the Porn Star Martini which came with a shot of prosecco. I drank half of it by which point I decided I didn't like it. Little did I know, I forgot it had vodka in it and due to a bad experience with vodka in the past, I can no longer drink it. The boy however took great advantage of this and finished it off for me. The gentleman he is.
I had a wonderful experience at Slug and Lettuce. The service was very good and not at all intrusive. The food and drinks were equally very good. We talked about how great the restaurant was for the rest of the trip and would happily go there again. Happy bellies.