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Edinburgh £15 lunch tips needed for Weds 3 July

Foodie94 Jul 1, 2013 03:43 PM

I'm going to Edinburgh for a conference on Weds and am arriving around 11:15 at Waverly Station. I have 2 hours to grab lunch somewhere between the station and the uni (Teviot Place) by myself and would like to spend no more than £15 at some place tasty but casual. I eat anything but especially like Middle Eastern/Vietnamese/Thai. Scottish is fine too (I live in London). £15 isn't much, but if you have suggestions please fire away! Are there food trucks in Edinburgh like in London? Cheers!

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    Foodie94 RE: Foodie94 Jul 1, 2013 03:53 PM

    May have already answered my question, but has anyone been to Under the Stairs? I can't find any mention of it on the boards.
    It's 3a Merchant St. Edinburgh, EH1 2QD. I'll report back.


    1. abby d RE: Foodie94 Jul 3, 2013 12:35 AM

      probably too late but in case you want another option, we had a great casual lunch at urban angel last time we were in edinburgh (there are two branches, hanover street is nearest to the station, i think).

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        Foodie94 RE: abby d Jul 11, 2013 11:16 AM

        Thanks, abby d! I didn't have much time in the end so ended up grabbing a hog roast roll at Oink (34 Victoria Street). Tasty pork, but next time I'd opt for bbq sauce rather than the apple-stuffing combo, which was a bit bland. The bread goes a little soft for my taste - I prefer a hardier American bbq roll. I did go to Urban Angel for an early dinner one night and had some delicious dips/spreads on toast, including a creamed smoked salmon with horseradish + herb crostini. I've never had falafel in curry before and don't think I ever will again, but I enjoyed my pea fritter salad with jersey royal potatoes, pea shoots, rocket + fennel as a main - 3 meatball-sized pea fritters whose sweetness contrasted nicely with the rocket. Urban Angel is 121 hanover street, eh2 1dj • 0131 225 6215 • hanover@urban-angel.co.uk, http://www.urban-angel.co.uk/home/

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