New for summer, Twenty Princes Street has unveiled their new lunch menu! We visited between work appointments and went for the full three courses (of course we did!). The new pricing is 1-course – £12 | 2-courses – £16 | 3-courses – £20.
I don’t tend to do too many new menu revisits, mostly because of the risk of becoming the size of the house – but I have a soft spot for Twenty Princes Street, I love the vibe and food there so much I find it difficult to pass up an invitation.
The new lunch menu features classics from their main menu including the Twenty Burger and the Mac’n’Cheese which has been promoted from a side to a main!
We started with a colourful Roast Beetroot Salad which was served with Blue Murder Croutons. The presentation was a bit Jackson Pollock, which I personally rather like. The balsamic & oregano dressing was zingy and brought the flavours of the earthy beetroot and salty croutons together beautifully.
Twenty Princes Street has a new chef, and if he continues to have creative ideas like the Chicken & Whiskey Brûlée then I very much hope he stays for a long time! A rich but incredibly smooth chicken parfait had been blow torched to form a crispy top. It was absolutely delicious, I just needed a few more crostini please to make the most of it all.
Shout out to all restaurants; if you’re serving paté or parfait, can we have more bread or crostini or crackers or whatever the vehicle is please, there’s never enough, and it really adds to the enjoyment (plus it’s pretty low cost for some added customer satisfaction) when there’s plenty – thank you!
The new chef is Italian so we had to go for the pasta dish, as expected it was top notch. My friend has travelled Italy extensively and this dish really took her back. You can’t beat an excellent bowl of freshly cooked pasta, served simply.
I had the Slow Braised Pork with Rumbledethumps – a traditional dish of potato, onion, and cabbage from the Borders. It’s similar to Bubble & Squeak before you fry it. The pork was that melty way, the fat had been rendered too – a job well done.
I think soufflés must be making a come back – I’ve seen them featured on several menus recently (a very good thing). I’m pleased to say all have arrived perfectly risen, including this one which was served with an apple sorbet.
I loved the sound of this dish, and it ate well, however… I can’t decide if chef has confused a Kit Kat with a Snickers or they brought the wrong dish. Don’t get me wrong it was absolutely delicious, but as we ate it, all we could taste was Snickers? I love Snickers so this was a good thing for me. Anyway, we had a chocolate parfait, some peanut mousse and popcorn praline clusters. This was one of those fun desserts, a good one to share (if you’re that way inclined).
It’s almost top marks from us for this new menu. A few more crostini is all we ask. We’ll be back soon!