Review: Brunch @ Nobles

Sunday Brunch at Nobles of Leith, Constitution Street

In the [almost] 2 years that we have lived in Leith we have been to Nobles quite a few times, although surprisingly never for Brunch.

Noble’s is a great place to spend a couple of hours, especially in the warmer months, with it’s outdoor seating it’s perfect for alfresco dining, drinking, and watching the world go by. Inside, the decor is very ornately Victorian with gorgeous stained glass windows, as well as little hints of nautical which although rather mismatched, works really well. It’s also perfectly cosy in Winter, with the log burner in the corner, dark wood panelling and candles.

We headed in for breakfast pretty much first thing on a Sunday morning, just after them opening at 10am. Straight away we were offered the Weekend Brunch Menu as well as a jug of water which was a really nice touch.

We drank

2 x Cappuccinos EACH. Yep, that’s right.
If you’re into your coffee I’d strongly recommend trying Noble’s for this alone. Plus, of course– the obligatory orange juice.


We ate

His: Full Scottish Breakfast

Stornoway black pudding, Findlay’s haggis, sausage, bacon, cherry tomatoes, beans, confit mushroom, two eggs- poached, tattie scone, toasted artisan bread.


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We seem to have got very lucky recently with perfectly poached eggs, and I’m pleased to say these were no different. These were just right, and the artisan toast was fantastic. The bacon was slightly too crispy even for us, but everything else was seasoned and cooked to perfection.

Hers: Crispy Pork Belly Benedict

crispy pork belly, poached eggs, toasted artisan bread, sriracha hollandaise sauce, cucumber salad


It’s safe to say this was one of the most memorable breakfasts I’ve had out. Unfortunately we did have quite a long wait for these, (around 35 minutes) but thankfully when it came my hanger was instantly relieved and I can say with confidence it was worth the wait. As a sriracha fiend I was seriously excited by the hollandaise having that distinct flavour to it, and it went so well with the pork belly. I wasn’t sure what I was going to make of the cucumber salad when I saw it on the menu but I have to say it did go quite nicely with the rest of the dish.

The Verdict

We really enjoyed our Brunch Date at Nobles, as a nice change to having dinner or drinks there. The staff were friendly and bubbly, and the coffees arrived in record time on both occasions, even if the breakfast didn’t. But overall, great coffee, food and chilled out surroundings. We’ll be back soon…

Food – 8/10
Atmosphere – 8/10
Service –9 /10
Value – 7/10

Ambience – the dark wood panelling and stained glass windows make the place feel very homey and cosy, especially with candles on even in the morning.

44A Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6RS
Phone: 0131 629 7215
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday 10AM – Late (Closed Monday)

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