In January 2013, situated in the heart of the new town, The Rosehip bar and restaurant went under new management. The menu has all your Scottish classics, haggis and neeps, cullen skink and steak pie. They also pride themselves on 100% Scottish beef burgers which will come as welcome news for those still in a panic after the horsemeat scandal!
The décor is rustic, wooden tables and chairs, bright and airy feel from the large patio windows at the front. It had a very relaxed atmosphere as you would except from a bar.
With over 200 choices of whiskey, they have used this as a subtle theme throughout the place. With whiskey bottles on shelves and pictures of whiskey it all adds to the Scottish ambience.
As we were out for a quick bite to eat my husband and I both opted for the burgers. The holyrood burger caught my attention. A beef burger with goat’s cheese and caramelised onion served with chunky chips.
When it arrived I was immediately relieved that I did not order a starter as it was a massive plate of food. The burger itself was juicy and moist, perhaps could have done with a touch more seasoning. There was no scrimping on the goat’s cheese! A round of oozing creamy goats cheese topped with sharp yet sweet onions made a perfect burger topping. The bun itself was lightly toasted yet with the extensive amount of toppings fell apart. To accompany this whopper burger, chunky chips which were light and fluffy inside and crispy on the outside. Also on the plate homemade coleslaw which was fresh and crunchy.
My husband had the spicy Arthur burger. This was packed with pickled jalapeños, sour cream and chilli. Again another colossal burger with great tastes.
I had been defeated and a desert was not even an option. A white coffee was all I could manage. A fresh coffee with frothy milk was more desirable than the flat coke full of ice that I was served with my burger.
Overall a restaurant/bar where you would go with an open mind but should expect large portions of rustic traditional dishes.
Bill for two: £34
Food: Traditional Scottish