A drizzly grey day in Edinburgh, just before Christmas seen Stuart and I pop into Pomegranate on Antigua Street for a late lunch. We were warmly welcomed into the bright and cheery restaurant, just what we needed to break through the greyness! Pomegranate is the sister restaurant of Hanam’s up near the Castle, which is a favourite of ours, so we knew  it was going to be good!

Pomegranate, EdinburghPomegranate, EdinburghPomegranate, Edinburgh

After ordering our drinks and salivating over the menu, we settled as a starter on Kulicha (naan dough fritters) served with jajic for me and Lamb Samboussek (Spiced Lamb Pastry Triangles) for him.  What I hadn’t taken into account was that Stuarts starter was served with a naan, and quite a large naan at that.  So the first course was a tad carb heavy, but both were delicious nonetheless!

Kulicha and Lamb SamboussekMega Naan

For main we both went for Shawarma Wraps, I went for Falafel and Stuart had the chicken, both stuffed with tastiness and served with two dips and a side salad.

Shawarma Wrap

But for me no visit to Hanam’s is complete without a bowl of Rose Ice Cream, and having noticed it was on the menu here at Pomegranate, I had to have it!  Though I did kindly share it with Stuart!   It was a plentiful bowl filled with lovely creamy ice cream with a definite but not overpowering hint of Rose, a nice finish to a lovely meal

Rose Ice Cream

If you are heading to the Edinburgh Playhouse or to the Cinema the Omni Centre, Pomegranate is handily placed for a pre or post theatre meal, and I would thoroughly recommend paying it a visit!