The special menu for the night:
Deep Fried Haggis
Scotland's famous haggis deep fried in our bomemade beer batter and served on a bed of creamed potato and covered in a wholegrain mustard sauce. £4.75
A hearty Scottish soup with smoked haddock, potatoes, cream and onions. £4.95
Haggis, Tatties & Neeps
Traditional haggis with a classic Highland Park malt whisky jus. Served with fluffy mashed potato and swede. Price includes a "wee dram" of Glenmorangie malt whisky. £10.95
We talked with owner June Gibbons before our meal and she assured us that the haggis was delicious.
a kind word to anybody who is scared of trying haggis, it's delicious, not like the old animal that was manufactured years ago!!!!!! it's made of good minced lamb, herbs, barley and non animal outer coating, served with mashed potatoes and swede, known as haggis tatties & neeps. vegetarian haggis also available which is very tasty. trust me, it's nicer than goats cheese!!!!!!!She convinced us to try it. Well, I'd wanted to anyway but I was glad to have a bit of encouragement. So for dinner Dave and I both had a tomato soup starter and the haggis, tatties and neeps for our main course. The haggis was like a fried hamburger with a very strong lamb flavor - not bad at all. The tatties (mashed potatoes) were delicious and the neeps (mashed swede - what we call turnips) - well let's just say that I might consider cooking swede - it was very sweet and creamy. The photo here is very similar to what our dishes looked like (except we didn't have the cookie looking things but we did have lots of nice dark brown gravy.
During the meal, we were serenaded by a Scottish bagpipe player - a jolly guy in a kilt (of course) producing quite a loud sound from a fairly small instrument. That experience was also a first for me.
Now the whisky - just a "wee dram" - that cleared out my sinuses! Whoa!
Finally we topped it all off with some sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Great fun!