At Straven Bed and Breakfast in Edinburgh 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 now being served rather than on a communal help yourself in accordance with best practice guidelines. This includes 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. Or perhaps try a delicious Bircher made with soaked oats and topped with dried cranberries and seeds or a ‘yoghurt sundae’ which is homemade Greek style yoghurt on mixed berries topped with homemade granola.
The main breakfast menu includes:
- A full cooked Scottish Breakfast with fried / poached / scrambled egg, bacon, sausage, black pudding, tattie scone, tomato and mushroom
- Boiled eggs
- Croissant and almond twist roll
- Belgian waffle and fresh fruit and honey
- A boiled egg, cheeses, toast and salsa
- Scrambled eggs and smoked salmon served with organic bagel
- Shakshuka, eggs poached in tomato sauce with vegetables and spices
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 black 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.