I’m not usually one for going out for Sunday lunch, so when I make the effort it had better be good! So, out with old friends I went to Turnip & Enjoy…I was in the mood for a feed.
The restaurant is a family-run business with an amiable, warm atmosphere, unpretentious decor and staff who are very friendly, smiley and helpful, which is always a big plus! It’s on Great Western Road near great bars, cafes and music venues. The menu choices are set 2 or 3 courses for lunch for £ 15.95 and £ 18.95. The evening menu is a bit dearer But you can opt for a selection of small plates and share.
Now for the grub! The food is seasonal with loads of great Scottish produce going on, and very diverse in its influences from France, Italy, Spain and the Far East. I had a starter of rabbit ballotine, jamon ham dashi, mizo caramel gel, langoustine, turnip and choo choo, which was beautifully tender and soft with a delicate spiciness. This was followed with beef short rib, malt ale, Jerusalem artichoke, chanterelles, snails, black garlic jus. The beef was superb!
The Winter /Christmas menu is out. It consist of appetisers and ‘wee’ plates including delights such as maple glazed iberico pig cheek, parsnip, burnt pineapple and nutmeg or lamb rump and belly, barley biryani, apricot, sheeps yoghurt and mint. Also beautiful desserts such as malt cookies, px and golden raisin ice cream and caramelised white chocolate custard.
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