So last night, we decided to try a place that had caught our eye sometime ago. Mainly because (interesting fact coming up…) the original pub (Known as the ‘Jolly Gardener’) was featured in the Brad Pitt film – Snatch. It has changed greatly since the year 2000 and is now a laid back German bar serving a range of German Beers and selections of Schnitzels and Bratwurst.
I was first to arrive and was immediately taken aback at how ‘roomy’ the bar was. I’m more used to a cosy pub with a roaring fire, this was much more modern, but still felt quite traditional. I was also impressed with the soundtrack they had blaring (a selection from the 80’s and 90’s).
I ordered my usual (Dry white wine) and the boy arrived swiftly after and chose from a selection of beers (the weakest being 4%!). Now for the food…
We decided upon Chilli con Carne chips and cheese and a sausage platter.
Chilli Con Carne Chips with Cheese
The portions were massive!
And the presentation was certainly… European.
Mash and a second portion of chips came with the sausage platter which seemed a little overkill…
It tasted great, the cheese stuffed sausage was a little rich according to the boy, but he did eat it mostly to himself. The smoked sausage was divine..
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Well what a great time was had this weekend. Me and ‘The Boy’ dived into the burns night traditions head first by consuming a whole haggis, some 16 year old Jura Single Malt and watching the epic film that is ‘Braveheart’. I was shocked to learn ‘The Boy’ had never seen Braveheart – whilst in the same sentence admitting he had never seen Gladiator. This had to be rectified immediately..
Mel at his best…
I think he has now seen the error of his ways..
As for the food, we wrapped said haggis in tinfoil, placed in a roasting tray filled with water, and baked at 180 (fan) for 1hr and 15 minutes…
Macsween, although other haggis is equally as good
and served with sausages, veg and 16yr old Jura.
Get in my belly!
This was also a great opportunity to use the Whisky stones we got for Christmas.
If you haven’t tried Haggis before – please do! It tastes amazing! Spicy and a gorgeous texture – yes, it has offal in it, but it tastes soo good! Honestly – I’m more worried about whats in the sausages!
It is traditionally served with Neeps ‘n’ Tatties and a Whisky sauce. I’m not particularly a fan of Whisky sauce, i quite like the texture as it is – it certainly wasn’t dry.
So if you didnt give it a go this year, please keep it in mind for next. In the mean time, give my favourite breakfast sandwich a go..
Black Pudding, White Pudding and Bacon – Pretty life changing!