When we saw all the work going on in this teeny tiny unit back in May, we were instantly curious as to what it could be…
When it transpired that this was going to be not only an independent eaterie with lux interiors and a fab lunch menu but also the brainchild of former Castle Terrace couple Roberta Hall-McCarron and Shaun McCarron, we knew we had to give it a whirl.
And so we got ourselves booked in for Sunday Brunch at The Little Chartroom-– and yes, we were the first people there. We’re those guys.
The Menu offered a nice mixture of French and British style cuisine, with a variety of small breakfast options like granola or toast, to full Scottish breakfast.
We enjoyed a flask of Rwandan batch brew coffee, as there is no coffee machine (not surprising when you take into account the size of the bar), but it was really quite nice and was in fitting with the overall feel of the place.
To get us started we shared two of the smaller plates. We enjoyed the sourdough toast, courtesy of Twelve Triangles that came with the most scrumptious homemade chocolate & raspberry spread.
We then devoured the haggis sausage roll and accompanying turnip ketchup. I could’ve eaten half a dozen of these by myself – they were completely delicious.
Puddledub Farm bacon & sausages, poached egg, beans & brown sauce
Homemade baked beans, crispy puddledub bacon, charred sausages and perfectly poached eggs. If you’ve been following us for a while you’ll know this is just our cup of tea– simple, but when prepared and cooked as well as this you really can’t go wrong.
Ox tongue eggs benedict
Eggs Benedict is easily one of my favourite classic breakfast dishes. For me, it is usually just the right amount of food to satisfy a level of hunger, without being too much. This was a rather generous helping, I have to say, but I made some attempt. I loved the hollandaise sauce which you could tell was homemade as well as the beforementioned poached eggs.
The ox tongue was a little too much to manage for me personally, but it did have a beautiful flavour and it was nice to try something different.
Food – 9/10
Atmosphere – 10/10
Service – 10/10
Value – 9/10
Ambience – luxe interiors and lots of lovely lighting, big plush cushions and a touch of industrial-like exposed brickwork.
There are many things we liked about our meal at The Little Chartroom. The service was easily among the best we’ve experienced in Edinburgh, certainly as far as Breakfast/Brunch goes. The fantastic local suppliers, the thought that’s gone into the little details like the homemade jam and baked beans, as well as the speediness of our food arriving and without fault.
30-31 Albert Place,
0131 556 6600