I had heard whispers of how good this restaurant was when it first opened almost a year ago, so this week while I was doing the second part of the Fife Coastal Path I took the opportunity to try it out.
I didn’t really know what to expect when I arrived, I had looked on the website where it said it was a bar, so I was a bit comprehensive as I just wanted soup and a coffee somewhere cosy. I wasn’t missing out on this visit though, it’s quite far away from where I live and I wouldn’t get another chance for a while.
You can eat in either part, or order from one and sit in the other. It is separated with a glass wall with sliding doors which I presume they open for special events so they can use the whole area.
The deli serves sandwiches, paninis, soups etc as well as homemade fresh delicious cakes, all lined up in the cabinet along with all kinds of cheese and shelves filled with things like jams, chutneys, olives and pasta. They also do gluten and dairy free as well as take away.
The main restaurant serves proper meals like steak and fish, they also have a lunch menu, a Sunday roast and a really well thought out kids menu. The whole place is kitted out with large solid oak tables, big log fires and very nice chairs! We chose to sit in the main restuarant purely so we could sit on these-
I ordered the soup which was cream of mushroom and a steak bloomer and my daughter had a cheese pasta. That’s her staple when we go out, and she assures me it was delicious and left a clean plate. My bloomer and soup were also really good and the carrot cake we finished with was fantastic. The fresh brown bread that made up my bloomer was lovely as was the steak and the yummy creamy mustard sauce topped it perfectly. We like our carrot cake and I can never find one that’s just right but this one was light, moist and had a sprinkle of crushed walnuts on the top, vital as far as I’m concerned, Carrot cake has to have walnuts!
This is a classy, well decorated place that feels cosy and welcoming and is very popular with a great selection on the menus. I can’t fault it except it’s too far away! I’m already planning to go back for an evening meal in a few weeks so I can see what’s it’s like when it gets dark, I’m hoping they light those big lovely log fires.
The restaurant is situated in Regents Way in Dalgety Bay, and the website can be found here http://louiebrowns.co.uk