June 16, 2015 Dundee, soup 1 Comment

Exterior

Exterior

With a little time to spare before getting back on the train from Dundee to Edinburgh, I stopped by an intriguing looking shop named Madigan’s Food Emporium. Part bookshop/part cafe it looked just the spot for a light lunch.

The place was crammed with a lovely assortment of second hand books, with a strong emphasis on comic annuals and a clear penchant for Blue Peter. I thought it was rather lovely. I took a seat at one of their smart booths and contemplated the menu.

Soup

Soup

The friendly owner/waitress outlined the daily specials, which were pea and ham soup, and a cheese and spinach dip. That sounded good to me so I ordered both.

My soup immediately arrived accompanied by delicious bread with a lovely cakey crumb. The soup was rustic and packed with flavour so it was a firm thumbs up for the starter.

Interior

Interior

The cheese and spinach dip was rather good, too. It was reminiscent of a good dinner party nibbles dish with the dip served warm and accompanied by pitta, corn chips, bread sticks, crudites, and salad. The dip had a good tang to it from a mix of cheeses. I was pleased with it.

Dip

Dip

So overall, I was glad to stumble upon Madigan’s. It’s the kind of place that’s right up my alley. I look forward to visiting again and would recommend it to you, next time you’re in Dundee.

Scores
Blythe scores Madigan’s
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 15/20

I ate: pea and ham soup; cheese and spinach dip

I drank: water

I wore: www.tieclub.co.uk tie

Total bill: £8.25

Madigan’s

Written by BKR