Monteith’s restaurant plays host to this extremely well-done melange of all things Scottish. There are bagpipes, haggis, the poetry of Robert Burns and a man in a kilt. While this may sound like the ultimate tourist-trap, the quality of the ‘traditional Scottish’ food with a twist more than makes up for it. Cock-a-leekie soup re-imagined as a terrine is superb, and the haggis, neeps and tatties are delicate while compromising its essential heartiness. Washed down with a dram of Talisker whiskey, and with some marvellous and affordable cocktails (I highly recommend the Celtic Bramble), the poetry of Robert Burns really comes alive. This is a fun and delicious way to spend a rainy lunchtime.
Monteiths, 1 – 26 Aug (not 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21), times vary, £17.00, fpp186.
tw rating 4/5