Last week my better half and I were invited by the lovely people of The Hyndland Fox to try out their delicious new dinner menu and as a fan of their coffee and cozy outside seating already, we would be crazy to say no. It was a Tuesday night and since it’s usually our “date night” on Tuesdays anyway we were super excited to get all dressed up (well, me mostly!) and enjoy some delicious fine artisan food whilst sipping on my favourite Caorunn Gin serves. We arrived on time (always on time when there’s food involved!) and were welcomed by the friendly staff who then showed us to the cosiest booth ever beside the bar and I swear I didn’t plan to wear a skirt that matches their leather booth seating!
Although we checked out the new menus a couple of days before our visit online, we didn’t go in with a clear choice on the night and wanted to see what jumped out at us on the evening. I certainly didn’t think I’d end up having a full three course meal, but we couldn’t just stop at mains and if you scroll down I think you’ll understand why.
For starters we ordered harissa chicken skewers with chorizo and minted yogurt and home-made soup of the day (I love soups) which was Butternut Squash and chilli. Both disappeared very quickly and you’re lucky I managed to take some pictures. My poor other half having to sit and wait while I’m done with the snaps – worst torture ever. The chicken skewers were SO succulent and soft – they literally melted in the mouth and the soup was so delicious I want the recipe.
We then continued on to the mains. Vegetarians look away. Sorry.
I’ll admit I couldn’t decide between Butternut Squash & Chilli Risotto, Fish and Chips or Duck and Sherry Shepherd’s Pie but in the end the pie won me over. Literally. Where else have you seen a Shepherd’s pie made with duck? The Puy lentils and a side of kale made it all easier for me to choose this dish. Not regretting one bit. It was delicious. My partner (in crime) always goes for steak everywhere we go so he was very pleased with this 8oz Ayrshire 21 Day Dye Aged ribeye. I may have stolen a few of the chunky chips too and by now you may be wondering how on earth can I eat so much? You’ll be surprised. See more below…
For the entire time we were there I couldn’t stop staring at their floor tiles at the bar and so of course an obligatory “shoefie” was in order. I just stood up and started taking pictures of my feet and floor. My other half is used to this and I encourage everyone to do it as it’s so photogenic but not as much as that Fresh Scottish Berry Eaton Mess.
This is the point where I got speechless…
The food was out of this world, Gin was delicious as always, but it’s the atmosphere that I really loved about The Hyndland Fox. It’s located on Clarence drive – an ideal location for a place like this and great for people watching too. It’s really family friendly and quite laid back once you’re in, which is what we all ideally want, but the outstanding service, clever fine Scottish food and their Wine and Drinks menu what really makes this place “foxy” for me. Can’t wait to try out their brunch menu soon too. 5 out 5 from me so far!
WHAT I’M WEARING:
Skirt – M&S*
Top – ZARA (old)
Shoes – TK Maxx (I want to cut off the straps, shall I?)
Bag – Armani*
Neckalce – Calvin Klein*