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“Cannae whack the portions”
Review of Picnic Basket

Picnic Basket
Ranked #1,296 of 2,731 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Cuisines: Deli
Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
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Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Truly fabulous wee sandwich shop with a superb range of breads and rolls and a really fresh tasty and interesting range of fillings!

Now I'm a fussy git and I like what I like and I like it just so.

Tuna mayo has to be wet but not sloppy with no dry hunks, egg mayo has to be chunky and not mushy, bacon should be hot, tomatoes should be warm to get the flavour, and if you make a toasty with cheese there should be enough to melt but not so much it doesn't!

Soup should be hot enough to warm you but not so hot it burns your mouth and tasty without being salty!

The Picnic Basket does it all right and with a smile and a touch of craic too!

Go on a Wednesday (I think) and the mushroom soup is AWESOME!

Great lunch, never disappointing and fabulous value for money!

1  Thank Darthgill
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Reviewed 2 July 2015

This is definitely the place to go if you would like to get a tasty sandwich. A wide variety of choices, everything I tried was just yummy, fresh, well presented and to a reasonable price
Staff is very friendly and in general it beats Subway or any other place that serves sandwiches in town.

Thank Eugene N
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Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Your typical coffee/sandwich shop which serves good, affordable 'on the go' food. They have a wide range of bread for you to choose from which is a plus point when compared to other sandwich shops in Edinburgh. Seats are limited, only 2 in fact, so avoid lunch time if you want to dine in.

Thank Peng Yong S
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Reviewed 26 February 2015

I visit Edinburgh 3 or 4 times a year and found this little gem a couple of years ago - I now make sure I head there whenever I am in the City and have never been disappointed. Food always great and never a long wait, even when busy at lunch times...would highly recommend to anyone in the area!

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Thank Nick G
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Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

A tiny little deli on west nicolson, this place is most definitely worth a visit for the hungry traveller.

Large array of sandwiches to choose from with plenty of different breads and fillings to create your perfect lunch. The baguette I had was exceptional - light, fluffy and fresh, with a generous helping of salads and crisp smokey bacon.

The wonderful staff will make your sandwich just to your liking, and all this for a filling lunch under £5? BRILL!

Highly recommended.

Thank tlfern
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