Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Bell's Diner, Stockbridge, Edinburgh

Last night we had our work Summer Party... which started with us all taking part in the Jog Scotland 5k Challenge at Inverleith Park.. (My picasa is going a bit nuts at the mo and won't let me edit my pictures, so I shall share the run bit in another post.. hopefully when my picasa isn't going mental...)  Afterwards we had dinner at Bell's Diner... The restaurant is tiny... we took over a third of the restaurant with our party of 10. The atmosphere is super relaxed, the decor rustic, the service is pretty good considering there was only one server on her own.. The food was fantastic and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all!

Here's what I ate:
Fried Onion & Garlic Bread Starter
No battered onion rings but the onions at the top were nice and crispy
Little bit greasy near the bottom but so delicious!!
Chocolate Milkshake
Proper diner milkshake with a scoop of ice cream at the bottom...

Condiments tray, from top:
Sweet corn, sweet onion, bbq, ketchup, chutney & something mexican (?) it was spicy..
With salad dressing in the middle.. I didn't taste any of these apart from the ketchup.. :(
I had a lemon pepper steak.. cooked to PERfection!
With a mountain of fries and salad.. (I have to admit I was defeated and didn't finish my meal..)
I ended up walking home.. (Yea I know, after doing a 5k.. Crazy lady!)
But I was so full I needed a walk and it was a very pleasant evening out..
Not sure if you can see the orangey/dusky colours still in the sky??
This was taken on my street about 11.30pm... with no flash & only about a 1/20 shutter speed..
Because we're so far North, we only get about 3 or 4 hours of proper darkness in the Summer time!! :) *love*

Well, there you have it my lovelies.. my feast from last night!! It was so delicious and made me super duper excited for some proper American Diner food on my roady this summer!!

Prices were beyond reasonable with the damage being around £320 for 10 of us including 4 bottles of wine, 1 beer, 2 milkshakes, a starter and main for everyone, a few sides with mains and a couple of desserts and 5 teas and coffees...

I would definitely venture back to try a burger and devour another milkshake.. they even have lime flavour! YUM!!
xx Caz

Happy Eating!

ps. is anyone else's blogger and picasa doing all sorts of weirdness?? or is it just me??


  1. All that food looks awesome! I adore diner food every once in a while- it is perfect. They just opened a milkshake shop near my office which is very dangerous! ;)

    Congrats on running the 5K!

  2. MMMMMMMmmmilkshake shop.. I went to one in Manchester where they do hot milkshakes.. perfect for winter!!

    Thanks Katie! It was hard work considering I barely even run for the bus unless I'm running really really late!

  3. That steak looks lovely! YUM!

    I literally laughed out loud when I read about all the condiments, chutneys and whatnot and then read that you only tried the ketchup! Haha!

    I've never heard of a lime milkshake, I'd try it!

  4. The steak was really yummy! I only wish I had room for all of it!!

    Next time when I go back for a burger, I will try the condiments!! I feel weird putting condiments on a steak!!

    You've never had a lime milkshake??!! They come out bright green and they are awesome!! :)


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