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Thursday, 9 December 2010

The Wee Restaurant, North Queensferry

The heavy snowfall in Scotland this December took us all by surprise. There was lots of it. So much that it caused all sorts of of trouble: airports closed, trains delayed and people not being able to get to work or get on with their everyday lives.
 We had a table booked for our birthday dinner at The Wee Restaurant, in North Queensferry, and on a Sunday night we walked into an empty restaurant. Everybody else had canceled their reservations because of the weather! A table of two appeared later on and I heard them saying that they lived just across the road.
This small restaurant with big reputation sits underneath the Forth Rail Bridge and has got a 'Bib Gourmand Award' from Michelin, amongst other awards.
 My starter was 'Baked Chavignol goats cheese crottini with apple, celeriac and hazelnut salad', strong flavours and beautiful presentation.
When everyone else ordered steaks and I went for 'Slow cooked veal brisket with garlic mash, petit pois and Pancetta jus'. Everybody enjoyed their mains, only mine could have done with a bit more meat... but the mash was smooth and garlicky and sauce full of flavour.
 Mr Lovable and I shared a very nice, gooey 'Baked chocolate fondant with homemade vanilla ice cream and Griottine cherries' for dessert and I only realised now, writing this, that there was no cherries on the plate. Did the chef simply forget or had they run out of them?
 Food and venue were spot on, service maybe a bit on the slow side but still very attentive&polite. So well worth the short drive from Edinburgh when fancying somewhere nice for dinner.
 menus made from old wine boxes

 short and seasonal menu

 small, intimate venue
17  Main Street, North Queensferry, KY11 1JG - 01383 61 62 63
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