January 18, 2015 Aberdour, Breakfast, Salad, soup 3 Comments

Exterior

Exterior

It was a considerable pleasure to once more be in the charming confines of Aberdour. We’d visited the Aberdour Hotel previously and enjoyed their steak night. This time we visited a nearby cafe deli called McTaggart’s.

We were joined again by Iain and Aileen, who along with their bouncing baby boy Isaac are Aberdour residents. Regular guest questers Mel and Milo rounded out the party.

Weekend brunch

Weekend brunch

The cafe was packed when we arrived so it was just as well that Iain had booked a table. Service was a little distracted throughout and this started with the rather vague welcome. The mix of table and counter service, as is so often the case with this blended approach, just didn’t quite work. Our waiter was rather forgetful of orders he’d taken only moments before, too.

Menus were eventually brought and we contemplated our choices. Although it was after 1pm, I was hooked in by talk of their weekend brunch, which was essentially a full cooked breakfast. Mel and Milo both went down the soup and sandwich route, while Iain and Aileen opted for a selection of salads with quiche, which was the pick of the dishes, looks wise.

Interior detail

Interior detail

My brunch dish comprised local smoky bacon and good sausages, a slightly overdone, but farm-fresh, egg, routine mushrooms, black pudding, beans and tomato, and good white toast. It hit the spot pretty nicely.

Other were pleased with their choices and the punters kept on coming through the door of this clearly very popular spot.

Quiche and salads

Quiche and salads

So overall, McTaggart’s was pleasingly good. Their brunch special contained nicely cooked local produce. I’d be happy to visit again, next time I’m in the district.

Scores
Blythe scores McTaggart’s
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
2.5/5 for service
giving an overall 13/20

Today’s questers were: Aileen, Mel, Isaac, Iain, Milo, Blythe

We ate: weekend brunch, soup and rolls, salads and quiche

We drank: coffees, teas, water, hot chocolate

We wore: winter hats

Total bill: my brunch was £7.95

High Street
Aberdour
https://www.facebook.com/McTaggarts
01383 860820

Written by BKR