I haven't started my university 'Live Project' yet, that's the 17th of February, so I have been a lady of leisure since being back in Edinburgh.
On Wednesday my friend Jenna and I decided to go for a little lunch date on her break from placement, which just happens to be on my street.
We picked the Red Squirrel on Lothian road. It's a cute little place with nice food and pocket friendly prices. It is absolutely freezing in Edinburgh right now, and yes I am discussing the weather, how quintessentially British of me. Luckily it's only a 5 minute walk but it was a horrible trek through the strong winds and fighting off the lashing rain, but somehow we made it.
Once inside we settled into the alcove seating area near the back, we got our drinks order taken, 2 pints of diet coke please, and scoured the menu. They have a delicious looking breakfast menu served until 12 on weekdays and later at the weekends. I'll have to go for brunch one day, French toast with bacon and maple syrup um helloooo!
The menu consists mainly of burgers of all variety, Jenna and I decided on chicken burgers having dismissed the soup as it was spicy lentil, not a favourite of ours. I chose the tandoori chicken and Jenna the blackened chicken. They both came with fries and a small dish of red cabbage coleslaw which is delish! My burger was topped with a mint yoghurt, caramelised onion and rocket. It was super yummy and best of all the bill only came to 23.50 for the two of us, best of both worlds.
I underestimated as to how cold it really was outside and the fact that it was raining, meaning that my outfit choice was rather inappropriate for the weather but oh well. I wore my favourite blouse that I got for christmas a few years ago and I still love it. It is from Warehouse. I love the pattern and colours of the blouse, it has small silver buttons and 3 silver studs on either side of the collar which make it a bit more unique.
I paired it with a basic grey cotton t-shirt from zara, it was a normal length when I bought it but it somehow shrunk a bit in the wash so I altered it to be cropped.
I wore my favourite jeans ever, I have 2 identical pairs, from Topshop, Joni super high waisted. They are a really nice blue colour and not exactly denim but very soft, stretchy material. These jeans are so easy to wear, during the day and I even wear them to go out in the evenings paired with a nice top or camisole and a statement necklace.
I finished of the outfit with a gold chain (Primark), my skull embroidered smoking slippers (Zara) and a black leather jacket (Topshop).
All in all a nice lunch date with a good friend, what could be better than that! Any recommendations of other good lunch spots in Edinburgh that are worth a visit?
Peace and Love,