REVIEW – Blueglass, Morningside

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Blueglass, Morningside

Blueglass, Morningside

*Update January 2010.  I am sorry to report that Blueglass has ceased trading.  It is a real shame as the place had the potential to be  a really good restaurant in the area.  I wish the owners and staff good luck for the future*

I had passed Blueglass in Morningside many times before I first ate dinner there, but I am so glad my nose got the better of me.  I live in the North of town, but happily travel over to this delightful cafe by day / bistro by night.

They serve a selection of British classics, alongside daily specials which is all the freshest of produce.

Blueglass has beautiful decor and wonderful light flowing inside.  There are a couple of sofas with a low table if you want to truly relax as you eat, or perhaps have a morning coffee and a breakfast roll whilst taking advantage of the free wi-fi.

Our waiter was friendly and efficient, immediately offering us a jug of iced water.  This was soon accompanied by a cooling glass of pinot grigio.

For starters we had the smoked duck salad with cherries and and toasted hazelnuts (£5.50), a combination I hadn’t tried before but made for a delicious dish.

The other starter was the roast vegetable tart (£5) which was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked.

Smoked duck salad

Smoked duck salad

Roast vegetable tart

Roast vegetable tart

For main we had the ‘best burger ever’ and a chicken breast burger, served with chips and they were cooked beautifully. Both priced at £8.95.  Other options were a lamb hotpot, tagliatelle and macaroni cheese to name a few, but it was so warm outside, I didn’t need winter comfort food.

Our waiter smoothly took away our plates and we asked for the dessert menu, but there isn’t one as such as the choice changes frequently.   A selection of cakes and pastries are on display in the cabinet and as we practically licked the window of the display in anticipation, we opted for a bakewell slice and a toffee cake with cream and ice cream (£3.25 each)

Bakewell slice

Bakewell slice

Toffee cake

Toffee cake

Both desserts were wonderful, a good size and no crumbs left on the plate at the end !   We washed our meal down with a coffee and tea and were never rushed away.

It was quite busy for a Wednesday lunch time, and if would definitely be advisable to book for the evening and weekend.  Considering this is prime Morningside area, the prices are very reasonable.

They also do a good kids’ menu of smaller portions at fair prices.

2009 oct 008

Depsite being a drive across town, I will re-visiting Blueglass very soon, starting with their fantastic Christmas menu which starts on the 26th November.  Check their website for menus and seasonal deals.

Suitable for disabled ?   There are 2 steps up nito the restaurant, but they are shallow and could be done in a wheelchair.  They have a separate disabled toilet with lots of room.

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