I’d recommend booking, most people seem to and otherwise it’s just luck if you get a table at lunchtime, we were lucky on this occasion.
Lovely friendly waitress quickly and efficiently cleared a table for us and we sat in a very busy restaurant for lunch. Despite how busy it was, we didn’t have to wait long to be served and we ordered our food and drink quite quickly.
We were given lunchtime, specials, desserts and drinks menus and she told us what the soup of the day was for reference.
I ordered the fish platter and my partner opted for a piri piri chicken sandwich.
We accompanied this with two diet cokes and I had a latte. Unfortunately they only had semi-skimmed milk but what’s a little extra fat between friends :) It proved to be a very nice mild latte.
My fish platter arrived and it consisted of fresh homemade bread (optional butter), lovely little oatcakes, a small leafy salad, an Arbroath smokie pate, some lively capers, a portion of prawns, some seafood sauce and some smoked salmon. Although this sounds a lot, it’s not really and I would actually class it as a very light lunch!
There wasn’t a huge amount of anything other than the oatcakes and the tangy capers. The prawns were very small, and tasted like they had been recently defrosted, not really a great prawn taste. Similarly the pate was a very mild smokie flavour and I wouldn’t have recognised it as such if I hadn’t read the menu. This said it was overall not a bad platter but I would say at £8, not really value for money.
My partner’s sandwich was made from huge bloomer loaf slices and it was well filled and extremely tasty. A wee bit leafy salad on the side and some vegetable crisps to add to the plate. He certainly had no complaints.
Overall a £20 lunch, a wee bit high but no more so than a chain like Costa, but with much better service and, despite the snow, a much better view!
Thank you for fitting us in without booking.
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