Victor Hugo’s is one of those places I drive past regularly, I always think to myself how nice it looks, and then I never think to actually stop.
Overlooking the Meadows, on a sunny day, you could be forgiven for thinking you were abroad. We headed down for brunch just before the festival began.
I took the family with me and they couldn’t resist the waffles. Alex had the Waffles with Bacon and Maple Syrup. Two huge (in the past you might have called them ‘man sized’ but that’s not very PC now) waffles arrived with well cooked bacon and a jug of maple syrup on the side. Needless to say he polished off the lot (he’s lost four stone and counting so this was very much a treat!).
Erin had the Waffles with Banana and Nutella, it was way too much for her so I had to come to the rescue. I found them a little dry, I think more Nutella would definitely have helped.
Victor Hugo offers the full range of egg dishes and I ordered my favourite, Eggs Florentine (that’s the one with wilted spinach). There are three key components to the success of this dish: fresh well toasted muffins, a smooth, flavoursome and not too thin hollandaise, and soft runny poached eggs. As you can see this version ticked all the boxes.
As well as a full breakfast, brunch and lunch menu, Victor Hugo stocks A LOT of things you want to take home and eat. I’m pretty sure the only thing that’s saving me at the moment is that I live slightly out of town and away from all these tempting delis and artisan food shops!
Overall a really nice breakfast and a lovely way to spend a summery morning in Edinburgh.
Victor Hugo Deli
Location: 26/27 Melville Terrace
Price: £6.75 – £7.85
Good for: Breakfast/brunch al fresco, deli supplies to take home