Sunday nights are normally a fairly frantic affair in our house. I tend to cook us a nice dinner, a roast or something similar, before getting things in order for the working week. That means making smoothies, prepping lunches and generally trying to get ahead of the game. But this week was different; I’ve got the whole week off work, which meant no planning, no prepping, no organising. Instead, we headed out for dinner before going to see one of our favourite comedians, Joe Lycett.
Our venue of choice was Indigo Yard, a stylish bar-cum-bistro in Edinburgh’s West End. We were watching the rugby world cup whilst we ate (a game that’s still too raw to talk about) and so we were in the mood for what I call ‘rugby food’. In other words, burgers.
We moved opted for the Orkney steak burger, with Isle of Mull cheddar and smoked bacon. The burgers were well cooked, and perfectly proportioned. There wasn’t too much cheese drowning out the flavour of the beef, and the smoked bacon was really crispy. All in all, it was a pretty damn fine burger, and the chips that came with it were really good too. Unsurprisingly, I had my burger with a glass of red wine and Rob had a beer.
The atmosphere at Indigo Yard was warm and friendly, and despite staying well past the end of the rugby, it didn’t seem to suffer from the Sunday evening drought in trade.
From Indigo Yard we took the 30-minute walk through town to burn off our burgers before spending the rest of the evening doubled over with laughter, courtesy of the brilliant Joe Lycett.
Indigo Yard was never really on my radar before, but having had a good look at the rest of the food menu, there are lots of other things I’d like to try, (the bacon and Applewood smoked cheddar mac and cheese being one of them) so I’ll definitely be back, and based on yesterday’s visit, I’d happily recommend it.
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