So last Thursday we were supposed to be enjoying a burger at TGI Fridays but this turned out not to be the case when we left hungry. We walked along Rose Street and knew where we could get a tasty burger. As we’d been dreaming of a burger all day, nothing else was really going to cut it so off we headed to The Rosehip.
The Rosehip has been on our list of somewhere reliable for a while now. We’d been on a few occasions with various vouchers and have always had good service and excellent food.
We both love the interior of The Rosehip, it’s full of mismatched furniture and funky Scottish themed wallpaper covering the walls. It also boasts the largest Whisky selection in the New Town. It also has the added benefit of having seating outside for those lovely sunny days.
When we arrived the place was pretty much full, however we did manage to score ourselves one of the last empty tables. At 8pm on a Thursday night it seemed everyone had the same idea as us as there was a large number of people who followed after us. We were quickly handed menus and ordered some drinks.
The choice was pretty easy for us. Cullen skink and baked goat’s cheese for starters and then the Rosehip burger each. The menu has a wide range of dishes and pretty much everyone is catered for. They also offer daily specials, which seem to be a popular choice and were quickly being scored off the specials board during our visit.
The starters arrived very promptly, much to our surprise given how busy it was.
The baked goat’s cheese is a favourite of mine. I love the strong taste of the goat’s cheese. The cheese itself was a good thick slice and warmed just enough that it still had a crumbly texture. The tomato relish which was served with it was also very delicious. A bit of the relish and goat’s cheese on the ciabatta and I was loving it. The dish was well presented on a slate plate. The salad added a little bit of healthiness to the dish. I’d definitely order this again!
Cullen skink arrived for Mr Edinburger. Again he went for one of his favourites. The soup was well seasoned and creamy. There was plenty of fish and potatoes in it. Mr Edinburger commented on the nice texture of the soup, it was just the right thickness. It was also served with a warmed roll but was quickly demolished.
The plates were quickly cleared and we couldn’t wait for our burgers to be served. The main course was with us, again quickly. I spotted the size of the burgers on approach and began to wonder I had gotten myself into.
Now the photo here does not do the burger justice. Mr Edinburger is blaming the light where he was sitting. The Rosehip burger is described on their menu as a ‘monster’. It consists of a burger pate topped with haggis, cheese, onion rings, crispy bacon and onion chutney. This burger was fantastic. The roll was fresh and soft and burger meat was well cooked and worked well with the haggis and cheese. I had to take out the bacon and onion rings to even make any progress with eating. It definitely does live up to it’s name. I had to admit defeat and give up, something I normally don’t do. Surprisingly Mr Edinburger managed to finish his. The burger came with fries and a lovely homemade coleslaw. We didn’t have room for dessert on this occasion but there was a gentleman sitting at the table beside us with a delicious looking carrot cake.
With the fantastic service and speedy arrival of our food we were definitely thankful for the Rosehip on Thursday night and left with full tummies planning our return!
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