Well, we hadn't really intended to have lunch out, having plenty of supplies in the motorhome, but the choice of eateries and reasonable prices led to us changing our minds!
After perusing as many menus as we could find, we opted for the Black Bull, unpretentious meals at reasonable prices.
There appear to be many different parts to the hotel and we found ourselves in a snug little room with an open fire. There were two or three other tables occuppied so we didn't stick out like a sore thumb.
Favorite Dish: I really can't remember what was on the menu exactly but there was a reasonable choice and Nick opted for the mince and chips (£7.25)and I had the soup of the day (£2.35) followed by chicken liver pate (£3.00.)
Although Nick enjoyed his mince and chips and ate every last bit, we both thought it a little expensive compared with what I had. The soup was home made but not very hot and came with a roll and butter. the pate was good and came with thin, crispy strips of toast, a little dressed salad and cumberland sauce. I really enjoyed it!
Don't miss the brilliant breakfast at Adamsons coffeeshop. It's served until 11am so you'll have to get there early, but it's well worth it. A finely cooked full breakfast with copious portions, all served by friendly, attentive staff. Can't wait to go again.
Favorite Dish: Breakfast!
The Bombay Cuisine is owned and run by the charismatic Cal. In his basement restaurant he has created a haven of simplicity and warmth thanks to the ochre and terracota tones and uncluttered decor. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal. There are separate smoking and non-smoking areas.
Cal's reputation is growing to such a degree that reservations are advisable, particularly on weekends.
Favorite Dish: The Bombay Cuisine is the unlikely winner of a number of accolades for the quality of its food. Inspired by his mother’s lavish wedding buffets, Cal has made sure that his restaurant offers a wide range of dishes from familiar Indian fare to less well-known dishes whose recipes have been handed down through the family.
The menu offers low fat options as well as a wide variety of vegetarian dishes, and Cal is only too happy to advise on dishes suitable for special diets. He has also ventured into the fusion market, and has created a wide variety of dishes that blend Indian spices with local Scottish produce.. .word has it that the haggis pakora are well worth a try.