28th May 2016 12.45pm
Our trip to Hula was unplanned but I had seen some nice photos of their food on social media so was happy to try it. When we visited it was very busy but it was a Saturday on a bank holiday weekend and Hula is situated just by Grassmarket so this was inevitable. We opted for three smoothies; a Blue Hawaiian, a Betty Ford and a Sunshine in a Cup. I went for a Cajun chicken wrap, my sister chose a ham and cheese bagel and her boyfriend went for a Brie, cranberry and tomato bagel.
The smoothies arrived first. My sister’s boyfriend was disappointed that the Blue Hawaiian wasn’t actually blue. Both his and mine tasted primarily of their banana base but we both enjoyed them. My sister’s Sunshine in a Cup was supposed to be peach, mango and orange but it tasted just of orange juice. This was a bit disappointing.
Then the food arrived. They all looked good, although the side salad was dressed with a large amount of mint dressing. It was nice enough but risky as lots of people wouldn’t go for mint dressing. We all found the bottom of our wraps and bagels a bit overdone. A shard of my wrap actually skewered my gum! The wrap itself was generous and tasty enough, being bulked up by rice, mixed in with the chicken and veg. The other bagels were also nice enough, with the cheese oozing in both.
We were a little underwhelmed by Hula. It was decent enough but nothing special and bit too much of a chaotic feel for us.
Service – 8/10
Atmosphere – 7/10
Value – 7.5/10
Overall – 29.5/40
Would I eat here again? Maybe
Cost £30 for three smoothies, two bagels, one wrap and a bottle of water