As Scotland the Best said, "Like Arthur's Seat and the Castle Rock it is impossible to imagine Edinburgh without Henderson's". They're not far wrong.
After a wintery stroll through the streets and lanes off Princes Street, we head underground to a basement cafe cum wine bar. With a swift buffet/canteen style of service, we hungry diners are quickly fed and watered which keeps the place buzzing. B took delight in a joyous veggie haggis, complete with neeps, tatties and tomato gravy - heaven! F was equally treated with a jolly carrot, parsnip and coconut soup. Total cost was £8.95. Shame we couldn't try the cakes and puddings but we're saving ourselves for this afternoon. Filled a gap without burning a hole in the pocket.
Sat in the bohemian Mediterranean like taverna, we noticed they do live music every night of the week and there's also a gallery. It's a true life cafe.
Free Range Rating: 10/12