|Value for money|
Saturday night saw a group of five of us looking for some simple but good pub grub and when The Orchard was suggested I was quite happy to go along with the idea having eaten there once previously.
So, on to the food. I ordered a main course of mussels in a white wine sauce, which was delicate enough to allow the flavour of the mussels to shine whilst been tasty enough to request a spoon to finish the sauce.
My dining partners had fish and chips, twice cooked goat’s cheese soufflé and monkfish with risotto. Unfortunately I wasn’t with food sharers so can only pass on others’ comments. The cheese soufflé was tasty but not overpoweringly cheesy and the monkfish with risotto was pronounced a hit, although the monkfish was slightly overcooked. There’s no comment on the fish and chips – the two men who ordered it only see food as fuel and wouldn’t have any opinion other than whether there was enough to eat or not.
I ordered a chocolate mousse with cherries in kirsch for dessert. This was served in a brandy glass, which I found pretty odd, but the mousse was rich in chocolate flavours and the cherries were to die for. The only other dessert ordered was sticky toffee pudding – another winner.
The boys ordered cheese, which was a good sized platter and they were therefore very happy.
The overall price for five of us, including three bottles of wine and coffees, was around £150 – very good value for a night out!
Address: 1-2 Howard Place, Edinburgh
Tel: 0131 550 0850
Website: The Orchard
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