Friday, 17 May 2013

Food glorious food

I am not like alot of my fellow singaporeans that I will take pictures of my food every time I try something new.
Scones & tea at Clarinda's
On the first night in Inverness we found a restaurant called the Mustard Seed. It was fabulous! One of the best meals I have had, service,ambience, all good. Highly recommended if you ever find yourself in Inverness! On the second night we headed to Johnny foxes which was right next to where we stayed, apartments by the river. It was a good pub dinner and that's where I tried haggis. If you like liver and kidneys, you will love haggis. It's heavy though so don't eat too much!

In Edinburgh my sister and I wanted to try Gennaros. It's an Italian restaurant right opposite the Apex City Hotel on Grassmarket. The last time we were in Edinburgh we had two meals there and they were very good. This time however it was a disappointment. The food seemed to have lost the quality, portions and taste.
The Oink sandwich window display
On the second night we had a pub dinner, if I remember correctly it was called the The Fiddlers Arms or something close to that. It was again at Grassmarket. The food was plentiful and good and the poor waitress got our orders wrong, but she did give us a discount on the two wrong orders. The last night we had dinner at another pub called The Last Drop. We all had steaks and my god, they were excellent!
Throughout the Scotland adventure, we have also been having a hearty breakfast in the morning from scrambled eggs with smoked salmon to what we had yesterday which was an Oink sandwich. See picture, that's what you are getting, a sandwich with juicy succulent pork! One breakfast cafe, The Cockburn cafe on Cockburn road (off the royal mile) is one place to give a miss....portions don't match prices and food is not tasty and if you can screw up a bacon or sausage roll, you know it's not worth the money.

We also had scones and tea at two places. We first had scones at the cafe near the great hall at Edinburgh Castle. Big beautiful fluffy scones with clotted cream and jam, and at Clarindas on the Royal Mile closer to Hollyrood Palace. They were fabulous, melt in the mouth scones.........
I wish now that I had taken pictures of all the food....................

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