- October 14, 2013
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Rascals Edinburgh Review
So last night we were invited to a preview night at Rascals Edinburgh. Having already opened a successful burger bar in St Andrews, the next stop was Edinburgh.
Having seen pictures of the vast range of burgers Rascals have on offer we were both extremely excited to be trying out some. Rascals is situated on South Bridge, taking over what used to be Aspen. It’s in an ideal place for getting to and from and very handy for those long days spent in the museum and all you what is something very tasty.
When you enter it’s a very relaxed atmosphere and everyone already there, looked to be having a great time. It has plenty of seating but yet doesn’t feel overcrowded. The decor is simple, nothing fussy but when the food is as good as it was, well you won’t be worried about what it looks like.
We opted to share nachos to start. These came out in a big bowl, with lots of cheese, sour cream, relish and guacamole. As we both hadn’t eaten for hours in prep for the burger, the nachos didn’t last long. They were delicious. Definitely something we would order again.
Next up was the burger. Well there is too many burgers on the menu to make a quick choice. It’s definitely a menu to study. When we asked the staff what they would recommend, even they couldn’t pin point one definite favourite, it was a range of 3-4 burgers. There is something on the menu that appeals to everyone. They cater for the veggies amongst us and offer a range of gluten free burgers too. If burgers aren’t your thing, well, there is loaded chips to choose from, sandwiches, fish and chips and a few other dishes.
When we asked if there would be food challenges, they said definitely in the future but at the minute they’re looking to get established in the city and then see what Edinburgh can cope with!
After much to-ing and fro-ing I settled for the pulled pork burger and the other half chose the wingin’ it burger.
The pulled pork burger was topped with cheese, pulled pork in an awesome sauce and two homemade onion rings topped off with a burger bun and served with a side of chips, relish and coleslaw.
The wingin’ it burger was topped with strips of chicken wings coated in Louisiana hot sauce, cheddar cheese and a spreading of melted blue cheese on the bun. This too was served with chips, relish and coleslaw.
When the burgers arrived we tucked in. The burgers were fantastic, so much so we hardly uttered a word to each other. Definitely one of the best burgers we’ve had in Edinburgh and I think it’ll take something extra special to beat it. With the burgers being homemade it’s deceiving how filling they are. I didn’t manage to finish all mine but the other half swiftly saw to that. He managed to polish of his and my remaining bit of burger.
The combinations on the burger are fantastic and it’s like a wee party going on in your mouth when you take that first bite.
If you’re looking for something comforting and filling, Rascals is definitely the place your looking for. We’d recommend either of our two burgers. I think it would be a great way to spend a hungover Sunday, relaxing with friends and eating good comfort food!
One other extra benefit to Rascals is their discount card. For a huge £1 you can get your card at the bar and it’ll entitle you to 10% off food and weekly drinks promotions! Get it while you can 🙂
Until our next visit we’re off to come up with the Edinburger ©.
Her and Him x
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