Element Bar, Rose Street
Being a total foodie at heart, I’m always on the look out for new places to dine in Edinburgh. On the look out for new lunch locations, I was invited to try out Element Bar, on Rose Street.
Look at any guide for Edinburgh, and you’ll soon realise that Rose Street is home to lots of pubs and cafes. Not normally a place I would head to, as I live in the West End. Rose Street is a perfect local location for you stop for a bite to eat, or a coffee break, in between seeing the sights of New Town; or perhaps after a busy shopping morning.
Weekend Brunch Dining
With my friend visiting for the weekend, we stopped for lunch at Element Bar in between visiting Edinburgh’s galleries and museums. Parched for a drink, we started with one of my favourites – raspberry Edinburgh Gin and lemonade.
Taking a read through their brunch and lunch menu, there were lots of things on offer. From a full Scottish breakfast and eggs benedict for brunch; to the beer battered scrabster haddock and hand cut chips, to the 6oz flat iron steak with chimichurri, which I had.
Room for Dessert?
After being totally stuffed full from our mains, we couldn’t possibly have room for dessert – could we? Until we saw the lemon posset with fresh vanilla churros and blueberry compote (my choice) and the honeycomb cheesecake with port roasted fig. Of course, we just had to sample these, it would be rude not to…right?
All of the food was great quality and value. Priced between £6.50 to £10.95 for the mains on the brunch and lunch menu, and £4.75 to £7.50 for the desserts. For it’s city centre location, the food was lovely, and a good amount for the price paid.
We received a free complimentary meal on behalf of Element Bar in exchange for a review. All thoughts and photographs are my own.