The Pommery Champagne Bar, Signet Library, Edinburgh
WE DRANK Our not-so-elegant burger consumption was enjoyed with a glass of champagne, or two…or three. Ok four. Although we did finish the evening with a Kir Royale that was beautifully served with blackberries.
WE LOVED The ambience: grand, elegant yet funky, with pink-lights and cool table decorations providing a dramatic contrast to the traditional literary backdrop. There is something so deliciously indulgent about sitting surrounded by a wealth of books and architectural history as you sip champers whilst discussing and debating the trials and tribulations of the twenty-first century twenty-something. It was that contrast between the old and new, between hedonistic merriment and the intellectual surroundings that, for me, made it such a special and unique dining experience.
OUR VERDICT The mixture of bubbles, books and burgers makes this festival pop-up a unique culinary experience not to be missed.