The Chop and Ale House in Linlithgow is a former bar of Champany Inn, 'a haven of excellent restaurants and comfortable bedrooms just twenty minutes west of Edinburgh'. They have got a Michelin star restaurant as well as their own wine shop, sitting in the middle of nowhere and I've heard that the place is always busy.
The Chop and Ale House is a more relaxed and cheaper alternative to the fancy restaurant. They take no bookings, but a table in this cosy, small pub is worth the wait if need to.
It was hard for me to even consider ordering anything else than one of their famous burgers, but the menu offers Aberdeen Angus steaks, Scottish lamb chops and fish and chips, just to mention few options.
Brie and bacon burger with side salad, coleslaw and homemade chips, not one's typical Monday night dinner, but what a treat it was. We both agreed that the burgers were one of the best we've ever tasted and we have sampled few! Good quality, juicy beef and smoked bacon that was out of this world, but then again, this is a place that has got it's own butcher and smokehouse, so no wonder.
We were too full to have a dessert each, but ordered a cranachan to share and while enjoying it, made plans to save our pennies so we could come back and have dinner at The Restaurant.
best chips I have ever tasted
their own wine shop and the big dog that 'works' there
Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland, EH49 7LU - 01506 834532