We were invited to The Urban Fox in Edinburgh for a Sunday lunch review. It was a pretty gloomy and rainy day in Edinburgh this past Sunday. Normally, I’d spend a Sunday like that on the sofa, doing absolutely nothing (except watching a LOT of tv) so I was so happy to get out and go try some food over in a part of town we rarely venture to. Living in Leith means we don’t get over to old town that often, so it was lovely to have an excuse to go out there. Luckily, there is plenty of on street parking nearby, so if you’re driving over for a Sunday lunch like we did, you’ll find somewhere to park nearby. The Urban Fox is quite near some of the University of Edinburgh buildings and accommodation, or ‘Edinburgh uni town’ as me and Steve call it, so if you’re a student living that side of town then it’s super convenient for you too!
As it was a Sunday afternoon, I didn’t get a chance to try the cocktail of the week, The Apple of my Pie, which sounded SO good as I was being super sensible! Each week, the urban fox has a brand new and completely unique cocktail creation for it’s customers to try. Not only that, but they make their own liqueurs and flavoured spirits too. I love that you can get a completely unique cocktail at the urban fox, I mean, as much as I love a bobby basic woo woo like every girl, trying something completely unique is so much better.
I was really torn between the vegan burger and the Roasted Vegetable & Hummus Ciabatta with soup (also on the menu) as it was just after lunch time and when we first arrived I didn’t actually feel that hungry. I’m so glad I went for the burger because I was so much hungrier than I thought. The portion sizes at Urban Fox are perfect if you’re as hungry as I turned out to be… I demolished my burger. Ate the entire thing, sides included.
The vegan burger was a delicious sweet potato and beetroot patty with guacamole and spicy mayo served in a huge and delicious bun with pico de gallo on the side, as well as a huge portion of fries. I’ve never seen so much food! The burger was almost the side of my head, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
The portion sizes at The Urban Fox are enormous, you definitely get your money’s worth which is amazing, and unheard of really, in a big city where prices can (and are) elevated in some places! Steve’s haggis was about £11 and my burger was £10. Absolute bargain for the amount of food you get, and you know me. I love a bargain!
Steve went for a Scottish Sunday classic, vegan haggis, neeps and tatties. If you’ve never had the chance to try any form of vegan haggis, you need to try it ASAP. It’s amazing. Steve loved the dish at The Urban Fox, it wasn’t the usual vegan haggis you get from your local supermarket where it’s just full of oats and wheat, it had a lovely and slightly ‘meatier’ texture and was much more filling! Steve tore through it in about 3 minutes… I guess he was hungrier than me!
The only thing that could have been added was a side of sauce, something to top it off would have been amazing, but it wasn’t hugely missed as the vegan haggis had so much flavour to it.
LOOK AT THOSE ONION RINGS! Steve ordered a side of onions rings and the portion was enormous, a bit of a trend in Urban Fox I think! Naturally, and as the pattern goes throughout this blog post, we absolutely demolished them. They were a perfect side to my burger and fries.
For dessert, we were made an enormous crumble from scratch to share! I loved how the guys at the Urban Fox were able to just throw together a custom vegan desert for us. They made us an unbelievable apple and berry crumble coated in oats. The oats were coated in something sweet, I couldn’t figure out if it was sugar or a syrup, but it made the top of the crumble lovely and crispy! It was the perfect combination of sweet,tart and tangy, and absolutely stuffed us both. We couldn’t finish it all, but we fought hard to try!
When I first saw the size of the crumble I was scared that they were going to bring out one each, as we’d never have been able to eat two if they did!
Thanks again to the Urban Fox for having us, we had such a lovely Sunday and will definitely be back for more.