Food Review: Dundee 16/02/2010 by Ollie
February 21, 2010, 4:27 pm
Filed under: CHAFF

When you are on tour, its always nice to eat in new places that you may never have heard of before, but sometimes its good to know what you’re getting.  After several failed attempts at finding food we happened across a Wetherspoons in Dundee called The Counting House.  It was pretty busy and didn’t have the feel that you might get your head kicked in.

It was Steak Night but I decided to go for the Beef and Abbot Ale Pie.  Pretty much everything on the menu had some sort of award winning ingredient in it; this time being the meat.

The pie came with carrots and broccoli, which were clearly frozen and had been cooked so much that they tasted of water.  The vitamin benefits of these vegetables had clearly gone down the sink.  The mashed potato had been heated up so was a bit dry but you could taste the butter in it, and it was seasoned well.

The pie was great.  The pastry, short and crumbly.  The meat was tender and required little chewing.  Abbot Ale is one of my favourite beers and you could really taste it in the gravy, it was rich and meaty.  There were some mushrooms and onions in the pie, which gave it some more flavour.  Unfortunately some of the onions had missed the slicer and I found some whopping great bits of onion in it.

All this came to £6.99.  It mean seem like I didn’t like it, but this meal had been one of my favourite on the tour so far.  It was old school pub grub, not a meal you would eat if you were on a nice meal out, but a meal perfect for a cold night in Dundee.  Now if only Michael Moore’s Butchers in Cambusbarron started selling their steak pies to Wetherspoons?

And for any of you getting bored of my food reviews I’m sure somebody else will post something more entertaining soon.


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When were you in Cambusbarron, as an ex Stirling boy I had to google it to maker sure there weren’t two cambusbarrons!

Comment by bones

Don’t stop, Ollie. I am intrigued.

Comment by Ray

your food reviews have become one of my favorite things of about the blog!

Comment by J

no it’s good ollie. i read it all the time. i just got nothing to come back with.

Comment by tps

Hi Bones, I’m there a fair amount. It is THE Cambusbarron.

Comment by Ollie

Seemingly so, I presume you visit for it’s amazing playpark and collection of neds!

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