Saturday, 20 June 2015

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Saturday, 13 June 2015

Porter and Rye

It's a good looking place and the service was attentive. It even has the beef carcass hanging up so you can see how well aged it is. But it is expensive. London prices.

Yes you get 10oz but I would be happier to eat less and pay less. £30 for a fillet or ribeye. The burger is a reasonably priced £13 same as the Hawksmoor.

We had a very good beef tartare to start. Rough cut with plenty of capers cornichons and spice.

Our steaks were correctly cooked with a good char.
The salad sides were disappointing. Basically the same two salads as what we got on our plate. When I order pressed apple and fennel salad I expect it to comprise mostly of fennel and apple, not of watercress and other greens. Same too for the radish and lemon salad. Most of it was green.

The puddings are not worthwhile. My chocolate terrine with banana had some weird stuff at the side which smelt and had the luminous yellow look of banana Krusha which is obviously meant to be retro and trendy but to my mind unnecessarily synthetic.
Save pudding for Ox and finch.

Would I go again? Yes for the steak tartare and if they sold a 6 oz steak for about £20.

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Ox and finch

Definite london vibe. The only thing that let it down was the slow service. The food came out quickly enough but our empty plates say on our table for 10 minutes by which time I changed my mind about ordering pudding as at this rate it would have added another 40 minutes to our meal. Even after our plates were cleared it took another 10 mins to pay the bill.

Anyway, the food was good..

Beetroot and goats cheese salad. Tasty but I could make this at home.

This was good, but the fish could have been served by itself it was so good. The salad was tasty but texturally they need not have been served together.

Prawns with Harissa. HI enjoyed this. I thought the prawns would come grilled so not prepared for the chickpea stew side of things.

Very good chips

Tasty rump of beef but as you can see a significant amount was fat.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Lochleven seafood cafe

Great place to stop at before or after Fort William. Very fresh seafood with an Italian influence.

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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Three Chimneys

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Location:Colbost, Skye

Oyster shed, Skye

Definitely worth making the trip from Glendale to Colbost for. Fresh sweet oysters, mussels, scallops. Excellent. All with a great view.

Location:Skye, Carbost

Best brownie in the world

I found this at the Red Roof Cafe, Glendale in Skye. So good I had one every day.

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