As a self-confessed foodie, I often regale my long-suffering friends with my culinary adventures. I’ve never managed to provoke such murmurs of envy as this trip to sample the food at Eat on the Green garnered.

Eat on the Green’s kitchen, under the guidance of Craig Wilson, known as the Kilted Chef, is rightly celebrated for its innovative use of local ingredients and superb culinary skills. This is matched by the impeccably dressed and attentive waiting team who serve up a warm welcome and quality fine dining in equal portions.

It’s an upmarket yet cosy atmosphere. The charming back garden is the perfect backdrop for a few glasses of fizz during a summer’s evening, while the cosy lounge with open fire offers the perfect autumnal ambience. We took our table in the stylishly Scottish main restaurant and were presented with a delectably dainty array of canapés, followed by some interesting homemade bread rolls including cheese and haggis breads.

 

My starter proved to be one of the best I’ve ever had – a mouth-watering combo of smoked salmon with yolky eggs and saffron mayonnaise. My main course Aberdeen Angus was a good cut of beef with onion, mushroom and carrot puree. My other half was in raptures over his slow cooked pork belly. Dessert may have had a hard act to follow, but the Little Taste of Eat on the Green meant we finished off with tiny portions of sticky toffee pudding, lemon posset, fudge cake and ice-cream. A little piece of amazing.

With sophisticated yet simple and honest local fare, Eat on the Green certainly lived up to its reputation. If you get the chance, then go. Your taste buds will thank you.

©Derek Ironside / Newsline Media

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