With the lifting of some lockdown restrictions outdoor socialising can come back, and just as the weather is getting nicer as well.
This year the Easter weekend is 2nd to 5th April, and we have some of the country’s leading independent and family-run restaurants, cafes, street food vans and farm shops and their special Easter offerings.
With the lifting of some lockdown restrictions in Scotland to now include outdoor socialising with two households – up to four people – some of the experiences included have been designed to be enjoyed outside in gardens or parks with loved ones.
Edinburgh’s Contini George Street; McLarens on the Corner in Edinburgh’s Morningside; Eusebi Deli in Glasgow; East Coast Restaurant in Musselburgh, East Lothian; The Redshank Catering Company in Inverness and The Storehouse in Ross-shire on the North Coast 500, have all launched mouth-watering ‘dine at home’ and takeaway menus, experiences, activities or offers to help people make the most of the great outdoors this Easter.
‘Contini At Home’ Easter Sunday menu, Contini, 103 George Street, Edinburgh
Contini has a special Contini Easter Sunday menu. Available for collection from Contini on Edinburgh’s George Street after 1 pm or for local delivery in Edinburgh before 3 pm on Easter Sunday (6th April) only,
Contini’s Easter Sunday menu includes homemade focaccia with I’Ciacca extra virgin olive oil; Burrata with fresh broad beans and roasted hazelnut; roast rump of lamb with salsa verde sprouting broccoli and spring potato; and Bombolini with Amalfi lemon crema Pasticceria.
The vegetarian menu option is pea risotto with fresh mint and Errington’s goat’s curd.
£35 per person
Served with a bottle of Prosecco £53
Vegetarian version £30 per person or with a bottle of Prosecco £48
Book online on the ‘Contini At Home’ website https://shop.contini.com/collections/special-occasion-dates/products/easter-menu
McLarens on the Corner, 8 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DD
Morningside’s ‘McLarens on the Corner’ has announced plans to stage its first outdoor family Easter egg hunt on Good Friday (Friday 2nd April) from 10 am-1 pm.
McLarens will be offering an Easter-themed set weekly meal club menu, including caramelised onion and rosemary focaccia; Clyde Valley lamb; and an Easter Sundae; as well as a sweet twist on the traditional Scotch Egg and Easter-themed bubble waffles and milkshakes from McLarens’ Scranavan food truck.
For further information about McLarens on the Corner, the Easter Egg Hunt and Easter menu for collection or delivery, visit www.mclarensonthecorner.co.uk
The Meadowpark Pub & Kitchen in Bridge of Allan, near Stirling
Will be staging a family Easter Egg Hunt and serving a range of tasty treats on Easter Sunday 5th April, 12-4 pm.
For more information on The Meadowpark Pub & Kitchen, visit https://www.themeadowparkstirling.co.uk
East Coast, 171-173 North High Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AN
The Easter menu includes locally caught East Coast lobster (half lobster and whole lobster available) with garlic butter and twice-cooked chips; as well as East Coast’s famous award-winning fish and chips. East Coast Eton Mess and prosecco are also up for grabs.
East Coast’s ‘Click & Collect’ takeaway and walk-in orders are available on Good Friday and Easter Saturday (5 pm to 8 pm), Easter Sunday (4 pm to 7.30 pm) and Easter Monday (5 pm to 8 pm). To pre-order, your Easter weekend feast, visit the ‘Click & Collect’ section of the East Coast website or download the new East Coast App https://eastcoastrestaurant.co.uk/order.
For more information on East Coast, visit https://eastcoastrestaurant.co.uk
Eusebi Deli, 152 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9HB
Eusebi’s have a six plate picnic brunch experience on offer this Easter. Start with lamb arancini served with aioli, followed by leek, pea and asparagus terrine, hot smoked salmon cured in-house, new potato salad with a creamy mustard dressing and a fine green bean salad. Finish with a white chocolate and pistachio lollipop fresh from the Eusebi bakery. A vegetarian brunch option is also available.
The brunch menu requires optional heating and comes with handcrafted chocolates as an extra surprise gift. Pre-order by 9 pm on 28th March for local delivery in Glasgow or collection on 3rd and 4th April from the deli. Add a bottle of prosecco or a Eusebi cocktail kit to make it a real celebration. Easter sweet treats are also available from the Deli.
To order, visit: https://shop.eusebideli.com
The Redshank Catering Company, Inverness, North Coast 500
The Redshank is a mobile seafood catering trailer (food truck) based in the Highlands capital of Inverness offering a ‘street food’ approach to freshly cooked, locally sourced seafood & produce.
Some classic dishes include Cullen skink, Shetland scallops & Stornoway black pudding, kedgeree, ox cheek in local stout, Orkney crab meat and much more! The menu changes weekly as do locations. Now on the ‘Inverness Eats’ food ordering app.
The Storehouse, Foulis Ferry, Evanton, Ross-shire, North Coast 500, IV16 9UX
The Storehouse restaurant, farm shop and gift shop are enclosed in a fully-restored 18th-century storehouse. Its outdoor food truck, The Bothy, offers fresh takeaway dishes and pizzas six days a week.
In time for Easter, The Storehouse has given its ‘Bothy’ menu a spring makeover with additions like slow-braised Ross-shire lamb flatbread with harissa spiced yoghurt, crispy barbecue pork belly with spicy sauce and sweetcorn fritter, Buckie fish and chips, ‘The Storehouse goodness bowl’ with zingy couscous and roasted peppers and a hot smoked salmon salad with lemon dressing. Just pop in Monday to Saturday from 9-5 pm or pre-order by calling 01349 830038. Being situated on the picturesque Ross-shire coast, The Storehouse also offers outside dining space with panoramic views across the water.
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