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Straven Guesthouse

Bed and Breakfast Edinburgh

At Straven you have a wide selection of breakfast items. We are delighted to have achieved Visit Scotland’s Taste Our Best accreditation as recognition of our sourcing policy and the quality food and drink we provide.

To start there is a buffet selection, including dried and fresh fruits, cereals, home made yoghurts, juices, etc. Toast is served with homemade preserves

There is the option of traditional Scots porridge made with organic oats served with a swirl of cream to start.

The main breakfast menu includes:

Our sausages and black pudding come from Findlay’s Butchers in Portobello. They are a family run Butchers who are still independently owned and have been running since 1974. The pork for the back pudding and sausages is selected from Hillfoot Farm in Hawick that rears free range animals.

Straven uses Scottish butter and milk for all uses.  We get Croft Farm organic free range eggs where the hens are truly free range feeding on clover rich organic fields.  This is a family run farm on the edge of the Pentland hills.

Straven makes its own preserves. The oranges are not locally grown! However the berries are Scottish strawberries or the even more locally grown plums from our own plum tree. We are very lucky to have delicious honey in our Bircher oats, chilled porridge and granola which is from Ayrshire beekeepers in Ochiltree

For the Scottish Decadence and the continental our speciality breads come from Portobello local bakery, the Breadshare, where nutritious bread using organic ingredients and distinctive local products, helping to create a more sustainable and health-enhancing food system. The Breadshare is a social enterprise which delivers community involvement awareness raising to promote real breads for everyone.

Please note, we are pleased to cater for special diets such as vegan or gluten free on request. Please advise at time of booking as we make and buy in specially.