Having visited V&A Dundee several times without ever having tried the Tatha Bar & Kitchen, my partner and I decided to rectify that a week or so back by treating ourselves to lunch there.
Lands of Loyal in Alyth was a complete revelation and certainly one of the nicest surprises of the year for me.
Not for a long time have I been to a restaurant quite as captivating and considered as East Pier Smokehouse, straddling the shoreline of the ridiculously pretty St Monans before the expansiveness of the North Sea opens up beyond and below.
For years, I’ve driven through the tiny hamlet of Roundyhill (blink and you’ll miss it), near Glamis, and noticed a sign flagging up Armstrongs.
Michael Alexander and family enjoyed a taste of the Tatha Bar and Kitchen on the opening weekend of V&A Dundee.
Sweetpea Cafe just sounds so idyllic. The name of it conjures up visions of scones and pretty plates and daisies in jam jars.
Despite frequently having breakfast there (the perfectly cooked, deliciously creamy scrambled eggs on toast is an absolute steal at £3.60), I have never really thought of Bridgeview Station as a place to go for lunch or dinner.
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Despite having driven past The Old Manor Hotel, Lundin Links, many times over the years, I had never eaten there. I confess to having been a little put off by the modern banqueting suite, partly obscuring the roadside view of the traditional gray stone manor house, and the signage referencing the hotel’s wedding and conference trade.
This was my third visit to the Italian Grill in recent months, my dedication not so much a declaration of love for their food but an attempt to try and keep up with the revolving door crammed with head chefs at this City Square conundrum.