At the weekend the husband and I headed into Edinburgh to try out the breakfast menu at Badger & Co*. As much as I love brunch, we don’t do it as often as I would like (mainly because the bus into town takes forever) so this was a rare treat.
The outside of the restaurant really tempts you inside with the bold gold lettering and plants at the door (and the cute window boxes). Once inside Badger & Co certainly didn’t disappoint, they really did go with the badger theme but it isn’t too much. Apparently, it’s the former home of Kenneth Grahame, author of Wind in the Willows so you can see where they got the idea from. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of the interior as it was busy and I didn’t want to be that blogger who takes photos of folk when they’re trying to eat.
Once we finished having a good look around we ordered our breakfast. In an unusual move for us, we both ordered the same meal, going for the full set. I think the other half did this so he could eat a hot meal for once. I would have like to see a fuller brunch menu (pancakes anyone), although they did have every blogger’s favourite avocado on toast. The cooked breakfast came really quickly and was definitely not the usual greasy fry up. I really liked that they use duck eggs instead of chicken eggs as they have much more flavour. Although saying that I would have like the choice on how my eggs were cooked as the only option was fried. I also would have preferred an extra sausage and a little less bacon, but that’s just a personal preference.
I did enjoy my breakfast at Badger & Co but it wasn’t anything special. It’s difficult to judge based on trying only one meal but I felt the food lacked something. I can’t really put my finger on it, but I don’t think it was worth the £11 they were charging. Maybe the other options would have been better as the restaurant was busy so people obviously enjoy it. I would like to go back for a meal soon as the dinner menu looks really tasty. They have a well-stocked bar and pretty impressive cocktail menu so I’m sure I will be back for drinks soon.
* I was invited to try the breakfast menu at Badger & Co free of charge. All thoughts and opinions are my own.