Saturday, 17 December 2011

The Good Seed Bistro

Last night Crafty Green Boyfriend and I ate out at our favourite restaurant and I thought it was time to give it a review!

If you live in Edinburgh and haven't yet eaten at the Good Seed Bistro, you're missing a treat. This small, cosy and beautifully decorated bistro serves an interesting range of Italian inspired food.

The ever changing main dishes includes a variety of taglietelle, my favourite of which is probably the chocolate, or maybe it's the lemon..... The taglietelle is served with various sauces, not always vegetarian. So last night I had the gnocchi, as I often do. I generally find gnocchi elesewhere to be too heavy, but the Good Seed does a lovely light gnocchi. Last night's gnocchi was served in a light but rich four cheese sauce and came with a small bread roll. There's a nice selection of side dishes, my favourite of which is the courgette, though Crafty Green Boyfriend always goes for the chips (which are excellent).

There is always a wonderful selection of desserts at the Good Seed. They make wonderful cheesecakes (including a delicious lemon and ginger) though there was no cheesecake on the menu last night. Instead I had the cardamon cake, which was a delicious light sponge with a subtle flavour of cardamon. The lemon and rosemary cake is I think my favourite dessert I've ever eaten here.

In addition to all this, the Good Seed uses organic and locally sourced produce when possible and offers dairy free and gluten free options (I would imagine vegan options would be available if you ask, they have certainly in the past made vegetarian versions of dishes for me).

The Good Seed is in Dalry Road, not far from Haymarket train station and is open for lunch and supper. In the afternoon you can pop in for coffee and dessert! Check their opening hours over Christmas though as I think they're going to take quite a bit of time off.

As ever, text in red contains hyperlinks which take you to other webpages where you can find out more.

10 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Sounds like a nice dinner with your boyfriend. I have to try gnocchi sometime. I hope you have agreat weekend and a Merry Christmas!

dosankodebbie said...

Thank you for letting us link to the menus!! I LOVE looking at menus. They give me inspiration and ideas for what to make at home.

the cuby poet said...

We are so far from Edinburgh but when we come that way again I would love to find this eaterie meanwhile you two keep enjoying it.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Everything you mentioned sounds so delicious. Wish I lived closer!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Superb!
I'm jealous!
:)

Lucy said...

I enjoyed browsing their site, and wish we had such interesting and imaginative places to eat here. It looks really pretty food too, and not expensive.

Christina said...

Ah gnocchi...my favorite too and yes you are right sometimes it is too heavy but when its good, it is wonderful!

wheatgerm said...

good eats

shoreacres said...

I wish I could stop by for a dinner, but that darned ocean is such an obstacle!

Liz said...

Sounds delicious, and it's nice that they offer the gluten free option. The cardamon cake sounds fabulous!