- 34 Victoria Street
- Edinburgh, Scotland
- EH1 2JP
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15 July 2012
Ein absoluter Pflichtbesuch bei jeder Schottland-Reise! So so so so super lecker. Jede Stadt sollte ein Oink haben. Bitte macht einen Laden in Hamburg oder Berlin auf.
Bei unserer nächsten Schottland-Reise kommen wir 100%ig wieder.
7 May 2011
On victoria st near the grassmarket - this is the best food plave in that area easily (that ive been to anyway). It's easy to find, just look for the whole cooked pig in the window. The menu is pork rolls in 3 sizes - piglet (for kids), oinker and grunter (the big one). I went for the grunter with haggis and apple sauce and was very satisfied. The other filling options are onion and sage stuffing and chilli sauce which i'll definitely be back for.
5 May 2011
Ive walked past Oink so many times and never been interested... The reason I finally went in was solely because of Qype ... Thank you Qypers! This is the exact reason Qype is so brilliant, it makes you try places you never would have set foot in before, its brilliant !!
Ok now for the review, I dont even like pork really and would never think of ordering it in a restaurant and yes thats all Oink really is - pork rolls but oh my GOD are they good!!!! Ive had them once or twice in a market and they were ok but Oink is just another level of meat. Really, its THAT good... You can choose between brown and white rolls and three different sizes which are kids size - piglet, middle size - oinker or large - grunter ... GENIUS!
You can then choose if you want crackling .... I cannot recommend their crackling enough and whether you want onion and sage stuffing or haggis. The last decision is chilli sauce or apple sauce... For two rolls and a ginger beer was around £9.50. Not bad for lunch for two. There isnt much seating but it doesnt take long to eat a roll either so you probably wouldnt have to wait that long... LOVE IT.... I was happier than a pig in POO!
15 September 2010
I LOVE OINK! I had breakfast and lunch here during the festival, the meat is beautiful melt in your mouth and the staff are lovely. The prices are great for central Edinburgh - will always go back here every time I go to Edinburgh
21 September 2009
Used to be cheap here, but they keep putting up the prices, so it's now almost five quid for what's basically just a hot pork sandwich, and not even a particularly big one at that. Plus if you get a cold one, which is half the price, the woman there gets well moody about it, like she doesn't want to serve it. Used to like it there, but stopped going cos of her, and since I discovered Hula down the road, which is better and cheaper.
27 July 2009
Brilliant idea. Put a roasted pig in the window and feed him/her to the public. When the meat of this pig is gone, close the shop.
All they sell is this pig all day.
What a wonderful concept, so simple and soooooooooooooooooo delicious. The taste is more like American style pulled-pork BBQ, though without the smokiness or BBQ sauce. With this, you get sage and onion seasoning sprinkled on it, and perhaps some haggis or sweet apple sauce on top. I live in Germany now, and this would be the only place outside of Germany in Europe that would make me forsake a Bratwurst.
Only caveat--- the bread was cheap, horrible hamburger buns straight out of the supermarket aisle. Yuck! They need decent bread, something as hearty and heavy to stand up to the pork. Some artisan, handmade bread would complement the handmade meat, instead of being a cheap-ass afterthought. I deducted 1 star for the horrible bread rolls.
31 December 2008
This is the kind of place that makes you feel like a child standing outside a sweet shop- only instead of a child, you’re a 22 year old woman, and instead of a sweet shop it’s a shop with the whole roasted carcass of a dead animal in the window. The reaction, however, is the same- glee; pure, unadulterated glee. The first time I walked past this place I quite literally shoved my head against the window and stared at the glistening roast hog for at least 75 seconds. Then I stared at the people who worked there for a little while, in a poor orphan Annie kind of way, in the vain hope that they would throw me some scraps of crackling. Then my friend made me leave. BUT THEN I returned one other day, and realised I’d found my spiritual home. I’m not allowed wheat so asked for just meat and sauce, no roll, and that is what I got- a big pile of juicy meat, some crackling and some delicious sauce. Now my friend got a roll, and it looked pretty good, and she made noises which I don’t think anyone has ever been able to extract from her before, so delicious did she find the sweet sweet meaty goodness enveloped inside her bap. All in all, this place is amazing, albeit terrible for my arteries.
8 September 2008
What a great idea. Get a huge roasted porker and sit him in the window for all to see, heid and all. Then serve up big shredded portions of him on a bun with a choice (or combination) of sage and onion, apple sauce or sweet chilli relish. Additionally you can get some crackling for an extra 50p or so. Brilliant.
I’m deducting 1 star for the fact that you can’t get a nice cold beer to wash it down. Otherwise no complaints from me!
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