Last weekend saw the launch of Belted, a new burger restaurant on Edinburgh’s Frederick Street.
Defining itself as ‘high end casual dining’, Belted’s USP is that their beef burgers are made with Belted Galloway cattle from the company’s Stenries Farm in Dumfries and Galloway.
It is a family-run firm which opened the first branch of Belted in the old GPO in Carlisle in July 2014. The Edinburgh branch – housed in a building which once hosted the carvers and gilders Ciceri & Sons – is the company’s first Scottish branch.
More Belted restaurants are planned with sites earmarked in Newcastle, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.
As well as the beef burgers, there are, of course, chicken options, salads and vegetarian options.
Irn Bru and pulled pork burger
There is a burger special every month and Belted are developing a reputation for quirky menu items such as their Irn Bru and pulled pork burger or the deep-fried Mars Bars which is served with the house whisky and salt caramel ice cream.
Belted features a fully licensed bar called The Pen. Open until 1am, it serves a wide range of cocktails, wines, spirits, Scottish craft ciders, craft beers from local small batch breweries as well as draught beers from around the globe.