The Blackbird, Edinburgh

For my birthday, Jon and I spent a night in Edinburgh. It was a place we’d both never visited before but we definitely want to again. Despite being super chilly (I wore two jumpers and a pair of tights under my jeans), we packed in as much as we could into our one night stay. We went on a ghost walk, drank some whiskey, sampled haggis – and loved it – and, of course, ate some breakfast.

After a lot of researching and looking at Pinterest boards about the best places to eat in Edinburgh, we narrowed it down to three places and The Blackbird was one of them. Around a twenty minute from our apartment in The Westend of the city, The Blackbird is a cute little pub that serves food and has excellent decor. With it’s relaxed atmosphere quirky interior, I feel like The Blackbird would fit in perfectly on Lark Lane.

We arrived around 10am on Saturday and where the only ones in there for a little while, until a few more people came in for food. We took a table with a couch and lots of cushions, and looked over the menu while enjoying the warmth.

We both ordered The Big One (£9.95), that comes with bacon, pork & herb sausage, haggis (my new favourite), black pudding, mushrooms, tomato, eggs how you want them, beans, hash brown, potato scone AND toast. It was delicious, filling and exactly what you need on a cold morning after exploring the city the night before (and drinking a few hot toddies).


You can find The Blackbird’s website here, along with their Twitter and Instagram. They’re also on Facebook.


The other places we looked at where The Haven, Cairngorm Coffee Co. and Mimi’s Little Bakehouse. We didn’t go to them as they where a bit far out, but when we return to Edinburgh, I’d love to check them out.

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