The Gardener’s Cottage
Calton Hill, Edinburgh
FOR a brunch that’s about the locally-sourced greens, herbs and heritage carrots as well as the eggs, sausages and kippers, this restaurant in a converted cottage at the foot of Calton Hill is an intimate destination. It’s not, as Joanna Blythman once commented, without its middle-class “affectation” but its brunch really does feel fresh from the garden. If, however, the foodie love object in your life is bread and you like your brunch a bit more casual and Scandi then try its sister cafe, Quay Commons, in Leith. Brioche heaven.