This is counter cuisine at its best, with no invisible rules - what you see is what you get. At Susie's you can combine dishes to suit your own ... More
Susie's Whole Food Diner
This is counter cuisine at its best, with no invisible rules - what you see is what you get. At Susie's you can combine dishes to suit your own requirements. The atmosphere here is always alive and kicking, even more so during the live cajun and jazz music evenings on Fridays and Saturdays. Decor-wise, the old wooden furniture and walls covered in posters give it a well-worn bohemian charm. Starters range from hot soup to salad platters, while main meals include stews and stir-fries. The menu also offers an impressive vegan selection. A typical medium-sized hot dish, which makes an ideal main course, will set you back £4. Although fully licensed, you may bring your own alcohol.
Amazing food, with lots of variety and plenty of vegn options. Healthy and natural (in the most part) so you can stuff yourself and not feel too guilty afterwards! The atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed, helped by the live music. The staff are friendly, and don't get impatient if you, like me, like to deeply analyse every meal option for about 10 minutes before making a choice, and then change it every few minutes! 'Susie's Diner' is also easily accessible.
Although the food is wonderful, I is very pricey and not somewhere that I would pop into for a quick lunch with my friends. If you go there, go for a good, long, relaxed meal so that you can fully appreciate the food and atmosphere without feeling pressured to leave. If possible, reserve a table, as it can get very busy in the evening. The place itself is also not very clean, at least the tables aren't, and they could do with an extra wipe. If you point this out, the staff willingly fix this problem, but I would not say it was the place for a fancy, five-star-hotel-standard meal to impress people.
Overall I would say that if you are prepared to pay for it, you will get a lovely meal in a lovely restuarant, but try to restrain yourself when it comes to food and drinks, or the bill will run away with you! I would recommend it, but the style of the place might not appeal to some, it is very natural, and informal. If you choose to go there, enjoy!
I live in Edinburgh and had heard good things about Susie's but somehow never got round to going there. We went on Sunday for a small(ish) plate of food each - boyfriend also had a coffee and I had a rooibos tea (the coffee was very very small though the tea was a decent size as it came in a pot). I was quite impressed with the food, I thought it was tasty and really natural and wholesome. I was also impressed with the range of the menu. BUT the tables were dirty, and needed a good wipe (and I'm not too fussy that way, so they must have been bad). I noticed that all the prices had been rubbed off the menu board but didn't see anything sinister in this. I should have done! Our bill was over £17, which I was really shocked at. I don't know if they'd increased their prices for the Festival, but I don't suppose it really matters, as I think that would be a cynical and rotten thing to do anyway. I'm not sure I'll go back - I really wanted to like this place, but felt the prices are just too high.
i go as often as i can and always feel iv been well fed as i roll myself home. the food is exccelent and always tastes fresh with its unique flavoures and techniques. i especially enjoy susie's in the summer, as the sun shines through the open window, you hear the relaxing music of a woman on the guitar, whilst eating the best food and ofcourse your own addition of wine, although they also sell a veraity of delicious wines and beer.
thankyou susie's, will miss you this summer, enjoy!!
oh! and the cheesecake is to die for!!!
best place in town for no-faff athmosphere and excellent food. they will try and fit as much on a plate as possible, and are licensed offering organic beers and wines. there's music on some days of the week, and exhibitions change throughout the year. my favourite place for food in Edinburgh.
This is a marvellous place for excellent vegan food. We go out of our way to eat here and are never disappointed. The choice of vegan and vegatarian food would be appreciated by many a meat eater because it is so very delicious.
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