On Saturday Mark and I headed along to Festival Village: Waverley in Edinburgh.
If you're local to Edinburgh you might have already seen it (or even been in), you can find it on top of Waverley Mall. Expect street food, live music, beer, champagne, and of course gin! I made sure I ate light on Saturday morning because I knew there would be loads of food I'd want to try!
We headed in and did a lap of the whole village first to make sure we were making an informed choice for food. Honestly, it wasn't an easy decision! The burgers at The Butcher Boy looked AMAZING! Steak and chips from The Pitt were also an option, but unsurprisingly pizza from Pizza Geeks won! I opted for "The Mario" - mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and oregano. Simple but delicious! Mark went for "The Braveheart" - mozzarella, salame milano, haggis and Stornoway black pudding. The pizzas were perfect, not too big and thin and crispy. We did a slice for a slice and both tasted amazing.
We got drinks from The Butcher Boy. It was quite a warm day so I chose Thistly Cross strawberry cider and Mark tried the new offering from West, Heidi-Weiss. Of course being in Scotland there was no way we were going to get through the day without a bit of rain...while we were waiting on our pizzas it started and everyone huddled under the spaces that were undercover. Thankfully it didn't last long and by the the time our food was ready the rain was off!
We also couldn't resist the halloumi fries from The Pitt. These guys were also at a beer festival we went to a while ago at Summerhall and their halloumi fries are things of dreams! I mean, fried cheese?! Erm, yes please! We scoffed these with some more drinks under the covered bar at Malones, it was the perfect spot to people watch.
Festival Village: Waverley is open until the end of this month daily from 11am - 12am and The Butcher Boy and Fizz & Pearl are open from 9am for breakfast. If you haven't had a chance to head along yet there's still time! Make sure you get yourself there and why not catch some shows at the Fringe too and make a day of it!
*Thank you to the Festival Village: Waverley for inviting us along to sample the tasty food and drink on offer.