Burgers at Indigo Yard

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.

Indigo Yard burger 1

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.

Indigo Yard burger 2

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.

Indigo Yard burger 4


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.

Have you tried any new restaurants recently that you would recommend?


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  • http://www.mirandasnotebook.com Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    That looks the perfect way to spend a Sunday night! I do love a good burger xxx

  • http://www.diamondcanopy.com/ Winnie_dc

    I really need to visit Edinburgh. That burger looks great, I love crispy bacon in burgers! This weekend I went to a few new places. I visited Sheffield and had the most delicious eggs benedict ever at Tamper cafe and their coffee was awesome too!

  • http://harrietemily.com Harriet Emily

    I love Edinburgh so much, it’s such a beautiful city. I definitely need to visit Indigo Yard next time I go there. Thank you for sharing Chiara!

  • http://www.mintnotion.com/ Eden Mint

    This burger sounds really good, I’ll have to remember it when I’m in Scotland next month. Thanks for sharing :)


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  • http://acrossthehogsback.wordpress.com/ Gianni Washington

    Planning a trip to Edinburgh for December. Can’t wait for all the amazing food I’ll get to eat there. Also, you reminded me: I’ve never paired a burger with red wine, though it seems the most logical thing to do! I’ll have to go for it one of these days.