Food on the Royal Mile and a swift pint

After picking some train tickets up at Waverley station I headed to the Royal Mile for something to eat. Given the rain (yes same old story!) I didn’t really look around so chose ‘Gordon’s Trattoria’, 231 High Street. This is a little Italian restaurant with a very wood set interior. The staff were very friendly and efficient. I wasn’t in the mood for a starter so went straight into a main course of ‘Penne Special’ (£9.10) and a tomato based salad (£3.30) to share. The ‘Penne Special’ consisted of sausage, onions, mushrooms, peas and more. The portion size was extremely large and made the decision to skip the starters a wise one. It wasn’t the best pasta I have ever tasted, but was served very hot and was a satisfying choice for such a cold night. I’m not sure what the other main courses are like, they had many pizza and rather expensive looking meat dishes on the menu. However by 6pm many of the tables were occupied so they must be doing something right!

On the way back home I called off for a swift pint of at Car Wash, on North Bank Street (overlooking Princes St from the South Side). I quite like this bar’s nice modern bar feel. It had people in, but enough space to grab a seat and enjoy a nice cold Stella!

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