It’s no secret that we love an Edinburgh brunch. Any excuse will do, but this time around, we didn’t need one.
Serving deliciously fresh produce daily, all ingredients at Contini’s are – where possible – Scottish. For those ingredients that cannot be sourced locally, produce is organic and fair trade, imported, in the most part, from Italy.
Edinburgh brunch: What’s on the menu?
The fresh orange juice is squeezed on site – no ‘fresh’ out of the carton nonsense here – and is the ultimate refreshing drink; sweet and sharp.
Contini’s porridge breakfast starter was luxurious and smooth, made with Graham’s Family Dairy gold organic milk, a splash of double cream and topped with apricots, seeds and nuts and accompanied by a big pot of honey.
Followed by Au Gourmand sourdough topped with Edinburgh Bacon Company smoked bacon and Italian tomatoes and, of course, luxurious and fluffy scrambled eggs – finished with a drop of cream.
There are some constant fixtures on the menu, reflecting the regular’s favourites, but the remainder of the menu changes to reflect the season and the ingredients available.
Contini George Street has relaunched with a brand new menu, décor and dining experience, and it certainly shows. While Dishoom has been a brunch favourite of ours since it’s arrival this year, sometimes you might want something more Scottish and traditional, and if you do, in our opinion, there’s now only one place to go for an Edinburgh brunch, and that’s Contini’s.
With great coffee and everything from a ‘full Scottish’ to sourdough with pan-fried spinach and black pudding, (and a menu the length of your arm), you are sure to be spoilt for choice – and take it from me, the scrambled eggs are not to be missed.
(Oh, and did we mention that there are offer 55 wines on the wine list?) Cocktail options include the classic Italian Negroni served with Edinburgh Gin; Campari Arancio; and a “Ferrari’ Gin & Tonic, served with Contini espresso – all excellent tipples to accompany your brunch!
Find them: 103 George St, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES
Contact them: 0131 225 1550