After attending a friend’s wedding in Edinburgh I was on the lookout for the perfect brunch spot in which to recover from a wonderful day. A quick Google search led me to Urban Angel just five minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street.
Being a Sunday it was pretty busy and even as a solo diner I had to wait a good 15 minutes for a table. As it was drizzling with rain outside I didn’t mind the wait. It gave me time to peruse the menu and as the saying goes all good things are worth waiting for. And boy did this turn out to be a good thing. The brunch menu at Urban Angel runs right through until 5pm so perfect for lazy Sunday mornings like mine. I really hate it when you get to a place and brunch is over by 11am. Um, no, I’m only just getting out of bed by that point haha.
The restaurant itself is a little bit of a rabbit warren with three distinct areas which gives you a little privacy while at the same time still being able to cater for a large number of people. Upon being seated I was given a carafe of tap water and glass without even having to ask for it which was a wonderful touch and something I wish other places would catch on to. As a huge fan of chorizo I just had to go for the chorizo + mushroom and it turned out to be the perfect choice.
Big chunks of chorizo, lots of spinach and a perfectly poached egg heaped on top of wonderful toasted homemade bread and I’m pretty sure there were three different kinds of sautéed mushrooms as well. Every mouthful was a flavour sensation and I polished off every last bite (except for the sundried tomatoes, I really cannot stand tomatoes. They are the devils fruit!) I’d be keen to replicate this one at home but I don’t think I could do it anywhere enough justice.
Washed down with a glass of juice everything came to less than £12 which was great value for money. Definitely somewhere I’d recommend checking out if you’re in Edinburgh.
121 Hanover Street