February 5, 2015 City Centre, pub grub, soup No Comments

Interior

Interior

With the pleasure of a free Friday, I took the opportunity to have a relaxed pub lunch. My chosen venue was 1780, on Rose Street.

My companion for the day was Anne, my mother, who previously joined at Au Bar.

Soup

Soup

As is usually the way, Anne was keen to sample the fish and chips, so that was straightforward. We were both delighted to see Cullen skink as the soup of the day, so both opened with that. I chose steak pie for my main.

The soup promptly arrived looking as expected. It proved very tasty, with profuse smoked haddock and potatoes. It was really very good and we were both very pleased with it.

Fish n chips

Fish n chips

Anne was happy with her fish, but my dish wasn’t quite so good. Despite being described as served in a “pastry case” it was simply a top crust effort. That crust was overdone to the point of being burnt, too, so it was basically just a dish of stew. It was pretty tasty, but couldn’t really be called a pie.

So overall, 1780 was a bit mixed. It’s a cosy and welcoming spot, but lacked some attention to detail. I was pleased with the soup, so that’s always good news. I may be back in the future, next time decent pub fare is what I’m requiring.

Pie and chips

Pie and chips

Scores
Blythe scores 1780
3.5/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for service
3/5 for setting
giving an overall 13/20

We ate: Cullen skink (2), fish n chips, steak pie

We drank: stout, ale

We wore: orange, blue

Total bill: £28.35

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Written by BKR