A small seasonal clump of Snowdrops (Scientific name: Galanthus) in Craiglockhart woods, Edinburgh
I had been looking after my granddaughter during the morning while my daughter popped out for her pilates class. It was a pleasant experience that went well – I may be a bit rusty nowadays but with 6 daughters I have certainly has my share of wet nappies, bath-times, feeding and playtimes.
When my daughter returned to find a sleeping baby in my arms she suggested that we go for a walk and have a pub lunch. That sounded like a perfect plan for me.
We grabbed our coats, the pushchair, the two dogs and my camera and headed out towards Morningside, a well-to-do area area on the south side of Edinburgh, passing through a wooded park area in Craiglockhart.
The walk took about thirty minutes – a brisk walk with the occasional pause to take photos of flora and fauna – reaching our destination, The Waiting Room Bar, at about midday.
Menu cover at The Waiting Room
The bar, which is dog friendly, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. It is one of Edinburgh’s best known bars that serves food though-out the day: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The dogs were provided with a water bowl before our orders were taken. We had coffee to warm us up while I ordered the Scottish Veggie breakfast from the breakfast menu and my daughter opted for the Vegetarian Hornig’s of West Calder Haggis from the main menu. Both great choices.
Scottish Veggie breakfast
The veggie breakfast included fried eggs, a veggie haggis, a veggie sausage, hash brown potatoes, potato bread, fried tomato, baked beans, mushrooms and toast.
This was a vegetarian version of the Full Scottish Breakfast that I tried a couple of years ago (see post of 03OCT17). Nice.
Good food at a good price.
More about this bar in the coming weeks.
7, Belhaven Terrace,
Mornington, Edinburgh EH10 5HZ
0131 452 9707
Or online via their site: https://www.thewaitingroombar.co.uk/