*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.
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)
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.
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.