What’s better than a Festival Fringe pop up?
Two Festival Fringe pop ups!
And that’s exactly what you get at Radisson Blu on the Royal Mile – you can enjoy Burger & Fringe and Daffy’s Den during one gin drenched, burger filled visit.
I went to Burger & Fringe last year and it was so good I couldn’t wait to visit again.
We kicked things off with a classic Mai Tai and a signature ‘Rosie and Gin‘.
We picked a couple of shary things for the table, but there is a more traditional starters menu, the highlight of which looked like a Confit Duck Spring Roll (another reason to return next year!). We had some tasty little Haggis Balls and some Chicken Wings in preparation for the main event.
The ‘Spartan‘ burger is one of the best burgers I’ve ever had, and I’m therefore both relieved and gutted that it’s a once a year deal, because I could get very fat eating these. Tempura prawn with samphire and mayo on a soft and sweet brioche bun. F**k yeah (if there’s a time for profanity, now is it)
My dining partner (the sister in law whom I practically called an alcoholic in my last post, good job she has a GSOH and is happy to continue speaking to me) had the Auld Reekie which she said had pulled pork on it. I can’t remember the finer details as we went on that evening to enjoy a few more cocktails…
Firstly as dessert (above)…
I mentioned a second pop up earlier in the post, and I have a bit of a confession…
I was supposed to head over to Daffy’s Gin Den for that pop up chaser in the form of a gin cocktail or two, but we spent so long stuffing our faces with the epic burgers we missed it. I implore you not to do the same, the cocktail list looked great and I almost spilled a few tears that I didn’t get a chance to try the ‘Jump For Joyce‘.
Thank goodness for Epicurean which helped heal my wounds with a nightcap, and ‘one for the road’ after that.
Burger & Fringe is everything a good pop up should be – the kind of food you wait all year to eat again. Thankfully you don’t have to wait that long, it’s there until 26th August so get on down!