Lion Head Meatballs

(獅子頭) Lion head is a famous dish in Chinese cuisine. It originates from Eastern China and the history of this dish goes back to the Sui Dynasty. Emperor Yang of Sui brought his queens had take a boat trip to south east China. He especially loved the landscape and...

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Holyrood 9A Restaurant Review

Most people think of junk food as things like KFC, curries, chinese takeaway and burgers but I had a real craving (pregnant ladies will understand this!) for burgers one day and we were recommended to go to this fabulous little bar, Holyrood 9A, in Edinburgh that sells a variety of burgers, sandwiches, steaks and more. Ok I know burgers sound like junk food but the burgers here are actually really good and not your typical greasy burger.

We ordered two burgers, a Pioneer Burger (for Chris) and I ordered a Chicken Italienne Burger. As you can see from the photos they have really fresh bread and put a LOT of fresh vegetables in the burgers. My burger especially had lean but juicy chicken breast, baby gem lettuce, rocket and fresh tomatoes.

Everything is beatifully cooked, the price is really fair and their chips are awesome (really crunchy). The tastiest thing though (another hunger craving) is the garlic mayonnaise. I also really liked the service there. I asked if the cheese and mayo were prepared with unpasteurised ingredients (milk/eggs) and the service lady checked this for me. Hollyrood 9A in conclusion is fairly cheap, the food is absolutely delicious and it really cured that day’s pregnancy craving. Excellent!

The Pioneer Burger

6oz burger, sauteed rosemary scented wild mushrooms
Crispy bacon
Swiss cheese
Garlic Mayo
Crunch chips

Chicken Italienne Burger

Grilled chicken breast
Argula
Sun Blazed Tomato
Buffalo Mozzarella
Pesto Mayo
Baby Gem Lettuce
Rocket
Crunch Chips

In total we spent £26 and that included two really large burgers, crunchy chips and four drinks; 1 milkshake (which was really good), 1 coke and 2 sprites.

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