Food review: Burns Brunch at Stravaigin, Gibson Street

johnny gauldRoy Beers and I spent a lovely afternoon at Stravaigin when we went along for their Burns Brunch on 25th January, 2014. Without doubt it was the best haggis I’ve ever tasted; it’s always a tasty dish but this was unusually light and spicy. A generous jug of whisky sauce complemented the dish perfectly. The neeps in the starter were intriguing and on enquiring we discovered that the magic ingredient was a hint of ginger. For dessert there was cinnamon flavoured baked apple with a crunchy topping and ice cream. It was all delicious.

haggis stravaiginIn traditional fashion the haggis was piped in; Johnny Gauld, sometimes known as the Caledonian Cowboy, cut a dashing figure in his kilt and addressed the haggis with some panache. The restaurant was full to capacity and Johnny contributed to the happy atmospere with songs, stories and banter. It was great fun and he even roused the diners to join in You Cannae Shove Yer Grannie Aff The Bus.

All in all it was a very enjoyable way to celebrate the Bard – with wonderful food, plenty of fun, a pleasant atmosphere and staff who were both efficient and welcoming.

Review by Pat Byrne, January, 2014

Stravaigin, 28 Gibson Street, Glasgow G12 8NX

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