Based at Stobo Castle, year round, I’d first come across Wild Dining when boss Mary Shields had been running the kitchen at the Traverse Theatre. She put together some lovely bites for the Scran Salon event we held there. They no focus on event catering both at Stobo and beyond.Their offering comprised two main elements: Scandinavian-style open sandwiches; and a range of pies. I was in the mood for the latter so opted for their pork pie (£4). This came with a little crown of tomato and chilli chutney.
This wasn’t the traditional hot water crust of the Melton Mowbray pie, with a flakier pie crust employed. This made for very good eating with the filling profuse and deeply delicious. The chutney cut through the richness of the meaty very ably resulting in very nicely balanced mouthfuls.
So overall, Wild Dining really hit the spot. Their fare is more is between-show snack territory, but is well worth sampling when that need arises. I’d recommend a visit.