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19 August 2015

Henderson's of Edinbrugh

Henderson's of Edinburgh

Remember that time when I used to spend a lot of time in Edinburgh? When I nipped across for the Vegan Festival a week ago it certainly felt weird to be back. You might remember back in May I wrote a bit of an ode to Dundee on the weekend that my final university friend would also be leaving the city. Annnnd, I've not actually been back since. But most of the people I met during my time at university actually hailed from Scotland's capital and have moved back, which has made for the perfect excuse to pay a visit. 

When I met up with my friend for a wonder round the Vegan Festival (which we stupidly arrived at after the rush and many stalls had run out of their delicious vegan cheeses) it was only natural we stopped by one of Scotland's best known vegetarian restaurants. For someone who considers themselves a bit of a connoisseur on everything vegan in Scotland its a bit embarrassing to say I hadn't stopped by Henderson's of Edinburgh before. 

Henderson's in located centrally and is a short walk from Waverley Rail Station. It's split into three sections - a deli, a bistro and a restaurant. I had only previously been aware of the sit-down restaurant but me and my friend sat down to eat in the bustling bistro (we didn't actually spot the restaurant as it was round the back). 

Wyld Wood perry Edinburgh

The bistro is similar to a canteen where you go up with your tray and pick up your hot dish, a dessert, some juice or some coffee (or some alcohol, like I did, because obviously).  Being the big foodie that I am I didn't stop at one thing but instead nabbed myself a Spanish casserole and a fruit compote. And a bottle of perry, because why not? 

Unfortunately, my eyes were a bigger than my stomach and the place was sweltering that day (not their fault, I did choose to visit during the Fringe when the city is full of tourists and everywhere is crammed full of people) and a hot dish maybe wasn't the best choice. Though I did enjoy my food, being a bistro it wasn't a la carte but it's was definitely a decent place to get a quick bite to eat. Next time I visit I must remember to head along the sidestreet to try the restaurant. 

I did however also pop in by the deli. Because I was stuffed from the bistro I didn't buy anything but did have a nosey and spotted the ready-made up sandwiches. I love sandwiches and being able to easily pick one up in Tesco is something I've missed since my vegan transition. So if I'm ever in Edinburgh and need a sandwich I know where I can nip to. ♥

3 comments :

  1. I wish I'd been able to go to the Vegan Festival! Sounds like it was great. And I've been meaning to visit Henderson's for quite a while. It sounds really good!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  2. Shame you weren't over when Orb Cafe (raw vegan cafe) was still here. It was fab! Sadly shut now.

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  3. Yummy! This place look delicious. I've never been to Scotland although I've lived in London for two years. Shame on me! I'm now back in Italy but Edinburgh is definitely on my travel list. I will absolutely stop at Henderson when I go there, and now that I know that there's a Vegan Festival I'll try to go there on that occasion! <3 Thanks for mentioning this place!
    Elisa from styleBizarre

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