Thursday, 17 November 2016

Where to Eat: Badger & Co


Three out of four of the TQR team visited the much discussed and ornately decorated Badger & Co on Castle Street in Edinburgh's city centre. We were seated in a little lounge in the back of the restaurant which boasted some beautiful furniture including tiara and top hat wearing woodland faux animals on the wall much to our delight. The traditional British manor house style to the room with little modern twists was the perfect setting for some posh pub grub. 


We were quickly offered drinks and menus to look over, I was nursing a bit of a hangover so requested something non-alcoholic. The waitress asked what cocktails I usually drink and came back with the most gorgeous virgin version of a bramble which seriously rivalled the real thing. It's not usual that I will rave about the refreshment offerings in a restaurant because I would usually just grab a coke but in Badger & Co I felt thoroughly treated. The cocktails the girls got were also the perfect opener to the rest of the fabulous feast we enjoyed that night. Zoe enjoyed the Willow Wren cocktail and Toni had a fantastically names bright eyed a bushy tailed vodka based offering. 


We poured over the many delicious sounding offering on the starter menu but settled on the grilled scallop and apple black pudding and a pot of the homemade cream of vegetable soup to accompany the icy cold weather. The starters arrived promptly after we ordered and beautifully presented on the plates. The scallops were cooked perfectly with a lovely garnish accompanying, and the black pudding was lovely too but possibly could have had a little extra kick to it if we were being fussy. The soup though had the perfect kick to it infused with a little bit of spice which was such a lovely winter warmer. The portion was quite big for a starter although I'm not complaining because it was lovely, we all agreed it would be a great lunch option as it came with a big chunk of warm ciabatta too.


After the delicious starters we couldn't wait for the mains to arrive, between us we ordered the Crispy Parmesan Gnocchi, Chargrilled Pork Tenderloin and the Lamb Gigot. Honestly we were all completely enamoured by the delicious mains, we didn't have a bad word to say about the dishes between us. Toni and I exchanged compliments about how well cooked and tender our meat was and we couldn't help but try a piece of Zoe's gnocchi which was gorgeous and full of flavour. I ordered sides of honey, sesame green beans and beef dripping chips which on reflection was probably a bit excessive as the lamb did come with small sides. The girls and I shared the sides between us and couldn't get enough of the sweet but crunchy and green beans and the glorious hand cut chips.

When it comes to top notch British pub grub Badger & Co is up there with the best Edinburgh has to offer. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the staff are more than willing to offer expertise and advice to help you get the best dinner experience possible. I think it is the perfect destination for a traditional but special lunch or dinner in the city centre, reasonably priced with a great menu selection. It's also a lovely place for a quiet drink, with the clientele spanning all age groups so anyone would feel more than welcome. As you can see TQR could not rave about this restaurant anymore and we will most certainly be back. 

L x

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35 comments

  1. I like the look of this place, it's good that you all enjoyed your time x

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  2. What a sweet little spot! We love badgers so will certainly seek this out when we are next in Edinburgh!

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  3. Oh wow this looks like a must visit place, that food looks delicious! x

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  4. The food looks incredible, heightened only by your lovely photo taking skills! It sounds like you had a great time!

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  5. What a cool looking restaurant.Love the look of the virgin drink, it sounds amazing. I love virgin mojitos. I adore Edinburgh, will certainly check this place out when we go back.

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  6. Oh man I wish I had known about this place when I visited Edinburgh a few weeks back. Gutted I missed this! Oh well, I have more reasons to go back to the lovely Edinburgh now :)
    Katja xxx
    www.katnapped.com

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  7. I love Edinburgh - next time I visit, I will need to give it a go! It looks like such a nice place :) Love the look of the cocktails especially x

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  8. This place looks incredible, will definitely have to try this place if I ever visit Edinburgh :)

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  9. That drink looks so good! As does the food, these are great photos!

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  10. It looks like you had a good time. That is my kind of cocktail too!

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  11. That place looks so cozy & food looks and sounds so delicious :-)
    Definitely adding this to my list of places to visit :)

    ~ Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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  12. I love pub grub! The grilled scallop and apple black pudding sounds lovely x

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  13. Look like a great place and I would love that cocktail right about now :)

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  14. What a lovely looking restaurant I like the sound of the cocktails and the food looks delicous

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  15. What a stunning plate of food! We were in the area in September and wish we could have gone there.

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  16. That pretty much sounds like my perfect meal, from start to finish! Those scallops literally made my mouth water... although I could probably skip the black pudding... ;) x

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  17. This place looks so beautiful, and so does the food!

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  18. This is such a lovely looking place to eat! The food looks so yummy!

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  19. Lovely place and the picture are perfect πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜Š

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  20. That food looks incredible! I love it when a restaurant has lovely decor too.

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  21. I've heard a lot about this place and I really need to go and visit soon. The food looks so delicious :)

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  22. Just reading this has made me want to visit. I love how the food was served x

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  23. All the food looks incredible, pub food has come a long way and even what was considered "posh" pub food has evolved into something spectacular. The restaurant itself looks very warm and welcoming and I love that they accommodated you with a virgin cocktail and a good one at that!

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  24. Oh wow your starter looks amazing, the cocktails look great too x

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  25. What a lovely place to enjoy dinner, looks like a great menu.

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  26. Looks like a very nice place to go too, the cocktail looks lovely

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  27. Love the quirky decor and the food at Badger & Co looks delicious!

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  28. Sounds and looks like a lovely place to eat. None of the British pubs near me are this good looking on decor nor do they offer to make a virgin something of my favourite cocktail lol

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  29. Such a gorgeous spread! I'll definitely have to check this place out if I'm ever in the area.

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  30. This sounds lovely. Love the decor, very countryside

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  31. The food looks amazing, the presentation looks top notch, not what you'd expect from a pub!

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  32. This place looks and sounds amazing, I'll have to check it out next time I'm in Edinburgh x

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  33. It looks like a great place to eat the food looks really good, I love the presentation of the dish.

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  34. It looks like a great place to eat at, the food and drinks looks so delicious! I was meeting friends in Ediburgh last weekend, next time we'll need to check this place out. :) x

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  35. This looks like a lovely place to eat. I would love to visit here.

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