19th October 2016 12 noon
Situated in Holyrood, I visited here with a friend for lunch. Hemma has a Swedish slant but there is plenty of choice that will be familiar. It forms part of the Boda chain which owns several restaurants and bars in the Capital. After toying with the idea of trying a brunch option or a smorgasbord, I went for a croque Monsieur and my friend went for a veggie croque Madame.
Our lunches were presented to us on chunky wooden boards. The toasted sandwiches were humongous! They looked very impressive and sat alongside was a small pot of slaw and a lightly dressed salad. The bread is home made in Hemma and was really gorgeous. The ham had good flavour and the cheese was beautifully goooey. The side salad was actually very nice and was certainly not just a decorative element. The slaw was also of a good standard and light. On the other side of the table, my friend pretty much demolished her veggie version, which was without the meat and with added tomato on top. She couldn’t stop singing its praises from the first bite.
We enjoyed our visit and would happily revisit to try other items on the menu.
Food – 9/10
Service – 8/10
Atmosphere – 8/10
Value – 8/10
Overall – 33/40
Would I eat here again? Yup!
Cost £18 for a Croque Monsieur and Madame and two diet cokes.