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Gleneagles Townhouse collaborates with Edinburgh cult fave ALBY’S on breakfast sandwich

Porchetta, pork, sage and cranberry

Gleneagles Townhouse partners with iconic Edinburgh sandwich shop, Alby’s, on a new sandwich, served exclusively at breakfast in The Spence for the festive season

The Spence restaurant within the Gleneagles Townhouse has partnered with one of Scotland’s most iconic sandwich shops, Alby’s, to create a festive breakfast sandwich, which will launch on 1 November. This menu special is a bespoke sandwich crammed full of porchetta filled with pork, sage & cranberry stuffing, The Spence brown sauce, matchstick crisps, celeriac & apple remoulade, and rocket. It will be served on Alby’s signature focaccia, baked in-house by the Spence team.

For each sandwich sold, The Spence will donate 50p to Social Bite – a charity on a mission to end homelessness. This donation will support the charity’s annual Christmas campaign – Festival of Kindness - which aims to provide hot Christmas meals and gifts to people most in need over the winter months. Gleneagles has supported the work of Social Bite since 2018 for its hugely successful mass sleep-out events.

Head chef of The Gleneagles Townhouse, Jonny Wright, said:

“The festive period is a time of renewing friendships and gathering for great food and drink, just what we’re all about here at The Spence. Since moving home to Scotland, Alby’s has been a must-visit for my family and friends, so we’re delighted to have worked together to create a collaborative sandwich with our neighbours in town.”

Co-founders of Alby’s, Natasha Ferguson & Matt Belcher said:

“We’re super excited to collaborate with such an iconic Scottish company and we had a lot of fun creating this festive breakfast sanger with Jonny. As a family business ourselves we were thrilled to include his wife’s delicious brown sauce recipe and great to see the final result served in a space as stunning as The Spence.”
Served from Nov 1 - Dec 30

Matt and Tash opened Alby’s in Leith in 2019 and have garnered a cult following for their inventive flavour combinations and ever-changing menu of focaccia sandwiches, wee plates, and fries. The couple opened their second sandwich shop in Edinburgh’s Southside this year after a number of successful pop-ups and events across the city. With interiors inspired by mid-century design and nostalgic spaces adorned with tongue-in-cheek art, the distinctive yellow and green branding is now synonymous with big hot sandwiches.

Reservations for The Spence can now be made here, with The Spence X Alby’s breakfast sarnie available from 1 November – 30 December, Monday – Sunday, £12, with 50p from each sandwich donated to Social Bite.

Gleneagles Townhouse is at - 39 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AD


Monday – Friday: 7am – 10.30am

Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 10.30am

Breakfast at The Spence

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