It’s cold – literally freezing.
And sometimes when the weather is nippy the only way to satisfy my hunger is with hearty fish and chips. But not the gloopy frozen variety – only fresh, crispy, cooked-to-perfection goodness will do.
Tucked away on West Campbell Street is the Red Onion – a welcoming eatery with all the charm of a family-run restaurant without being dowdy in the least.
In fact, it’s deliciously contemporary with a menu brimming with choice. Mouth-watering lamb tagine, tasty steak frites and creamy wild mushroom risotto are some of the temptations on offer.
But no matter how enticing, I’m set on fish and chips and that’s exactly what I get…after I warm up my palate with the flavourful French onion soup. My main is fresh, flaky haddock paired with perfectly-cooked chips – all I hoped for and more. And the appetising food is made all the more enjoyable by attentive, friendly staff.
Dessert is a must
Red Onion’s hot chocolate brownie with honey comb ice-cream is a must. In fact, I’m convinced the world’s a better place because of it.
Three courses on the pre-theatre menu at just under £17 – not bad at all.
December is probably only going to get colder and certainly more chaotic as we head into festive pandemonium. So go on, take shelter from the outside and do something good for your insides – warm up in welcoming surroundings and treat your tastebuds to something utterly delightful.