Last month daddy and I went to Edinburgh for your birthdays. They’re within days of each other so we tend to combine it and do something special. This year’s special was abroad. Ok, Scotland isn’t really “abroad” given how close it is to England but nethertheless, it was nowhere near home so yes, abroad.
My blog post about the Malmaison will be split into three as we stayed there for a few days and had full use of the hotel, meaning that you’d be here on just this blog post forever.
Now, are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin…
Breakfasts available and opening times
Breakfast is served between 7-10am weekdays and 8-11am on the weekends and bank holidays. If you’re ever staying at the Malmaison in Leith (in fact, any) you must try out their breakfasts. I say breakfasts because you have a choice of either having just a Continental breakfast or upgrading to a hot one.
The Continental buffet bar was quite extensive and this is also the case at the Mal at the Barbican in London so it must be a standard wherever you are. The price for the breakfast is £15 so it is quite costly, however, if you’re in the city to spend as much time exploring then a good, quality, hearty breakfast will set you on your way. In my personal experience as someone who loves to eat, £15 for the amount of things you can see in the photos above is nothing compared to other places.
so what does one get for £15…?
- Tea, coffee and toast (all refillable)
- Pastries baked that very morning
- Individually packed cereals including fresh muesli
- Fresh yoghurt
- Fresh and dried fruits
- Fresh Orange and Apple juice as well as flavoured water
- Cheese and continental meats
I’m not going to lie, I kept going for refills and even took a few pastries home!
Full Cooked Breakfast
Their cooked breakfast menu is quite extensive but I chose the above because quite frankly, I love an English breakfast. The croquette looking things on my plates are hash browns and the small black thing to the left is black pudding which wasn’t greasy at all and the bacon had a good taste to it. the only letdown is that baked beans aren’t saved on the side but I can live with that.
The Customer service
I cannot fault the staff at all. They were incredibly attentive at all times and always happy to help. Nothing was too much. The food bar was constantly topped up and cooked breakfasts arrived on time.
Yes, I would. I’m no Spring chicken when it comes to staying at the Mal and I’ve yet to have a bad experience. Long may our relationship continue!
Have you had breakfast at the Mal? What was your experience like?