Looking for a new brunch spot in Edinburgh? Well, I might have just found you the perfect place. Newly opened on Newington Road, Southpour is the latest addition to Edinburgh’s brunch scene, and they also serve food and drinks throughout the day if you’re not one for getting up early at the weekend. On Sunday, the Southpour team kindly invited me along to a blogger brunch so I could check out the new menu for myself.
What We Ate at Southpour
After arriving at Southpour and pouring (get it…) myself an orange juice, the food began to arrive from the kitchen and we all chose one or two bits to sample and share between us. Louise and I snapped up some French toast; I went for the bacon and maple syrup and Louise had hers with ice cream. The bacon was perfectly crispy and there was plenty of maple syrup drizzled over the top of the French toast. The toast was nicely light and fluffy and, all-in-all, it was a great version of a brunch classic. After a quick rest, I went back to sample a couple of other bits and pieces. The scrambled eggs were so delicious and creamy, and the toast they came served with was a cut above your usual breakfast toast offering. I also tried some of the sweetcorn nori fritters, one of the more unusual items on the Southpour brunch menu. These were delicious and would make a lovely change if you fancied something different the next time you’re out for brunch. I was also eyeing up the very tasty looking poached eggs with black forest ham, sourdough toast and hollandaise sauce, but didn’t get round to trying them – will save those for my next visit!
Southpour are brand new (really, they just opened yesterday!) and aim to provide delicious fresh food and craft drinks in a relaxed and welcoming wee corner of Newington. I loved the decor in here; there was plenty of rustic wood and exposed bricks mixed with bright patterned cushions, unique crockery and lots of little trinkets dotted around the bar. They even had copper salt and pepper grinders, what more could you want from a Pinterest-perfect paradise? Although we didn’t get a true feel of the atmosphere as we were at a private event, I would imagine that it would be a great place for a relaxed meal when it’s full of customers, whether that be brunch on a sunny weekend morning or an evening meal through the week. The staff were all very friendly and judging by the number of people who tried to get a table (even though the restaurant wasn’t officially open yet) this place is going to be very popular!
Worth a Visit?
If you’re looking for a chilled out place for brunch, then definitely head down to Southpour to try it out. This area of Edinburgh is somewhat lacking in casual dining places for brunch so it’s nice to see something a bit different open up in Newington. It’s only a hop, skip and a jump from the Meadows so it’ll no doubt be very popular during the summer for a leisurely brunch after a walk through the park. I’m yet to try out the evening menu, but it definitely looks promising with a good range of fresh and tasty sounding dishes, from flat iron steak sandwiches to sweet potato & red pepper tagine.
Will you be checking out Southpour soon?