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HALDANE'S
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND

Haldane's is the signature restaurant of the Albany Hotel (see last paragraph) where we stayed on one visit to this great city.  And while this is certainly a review, it's not a full-fledged review.


Shot Taken in Front of the Albany Hotel & Haldanes

We stayed here during early September when the Edinburgh International Festival was just winding down.  This annual event attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world and restaurants get booked days in advance.  We had wanted to dine here, but there was simply no space for dinner.  However since we were guests of the hotel, we did manage to eat breakfast here.

The service was painfully slow.  It probably took the better part of 40 minutes to get our breakfast.  Even coffee was slow to come and the servers (there were a lot of them) seemed to be moving quickly but just not getting the job done.

We each had the traditional Scottish breakfast which means fried eggs, "bacon," which is more like our ham in the U.S., sausage, a broiled tomato and---hey this is Scotland---haggis.  This particular haggis came more or less in the form of sausage patties.  As with the other haggis we sampled while in Scotland, this was quite tasty and good.

I would have to believe that the service during the dinner hour is impeccable and again, Haldane's has a wonderful reputation in the city and is recognized as one of the best eateries in town.  It seemed like they served breakfast just because they had to to accommodate hotel guests.  That was our take, anyway.

Haldane's is located in the basement of the Albany Hotel however the hotel's web site is no longer active so the hotel may no longer be in business.

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