Supper at The Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry

Last week, I happened to be in South Queensferry and remembered being invited to check out The Wee Restaurant, just across the bridge so took the ‘locational’ opportunity to give it a try.

Just like it’s name (& the village itself), it is pretty ‘wee’, but rather lovely too!  And although we were among the first diners to arrive, it was soon almost full.

The menu looked great and I had some serious deliberating on both my Starter and Main but ended up going for the Spiced Pork Belly with Oriental Vegetable Salad, Chilli & Coriander Dressing and the Calves Liver with Garlic Mash, Petit Pois and Crispy Calves Tongue to follow.

Spiced Pork Belly with Oriental Vegetable Salad, Chilli & Coriander Dressing

Spiced Pork Belly with Oriental Vegetable Salad, Chilli & Coriander Dressing

Bees, a regular dining partner, went for the Shetland Mussels with Bacon, Basil, Pine Nuts & Parmesan Cream to start and the Pan Fried Sea Bass with Spiced Crab Risotto, Salsa Verde & Micro Greens to follow. we also had a bottle of the Chilean Malbec to wash things down.

Shetland Mussels with Bacon, Basil, Pine Nuts & Parmesan Cream

Shetland Mussels with Bacon, Basil, Pine Nuts & Parmesan Cream

The Pork Belly was delicious, not the usual ‘fatty’ affair (which I do love) but very lean slices with a wonderful fresh salad, beautifully presented and scoffed in a shot. I’m reliably informed that the mussels were excellent, they were really big juicy blighters and the unusual pine nut combination really worked.

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Spiced Crab Risotto, Salsa Verde & Micro Greens

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Spiced Crab Risotto, Salsa Verde & Micro Greens

The calves liver was a rich and tasty affair, a dish that gives you a big hug, always good when the weather has turned and you need something ‘comforting. Bees had been looking for something a bit lighter so found the crab risotto a bit ‘heavy’ – it was sauce based rather than stock, which she felt would’ve complemented the fish better. That said she’d had a creamy starter & we’d both had a cheeky ice cream before going to the restaurant so may have just outdone ourselves on that side of things.

Calves Liver with Garlic mash, Petit Pois and Crispy Calves Tongue

Calves Liver with Garlic mash, Petit Pois and Crispy Calves Tongue

The food was of a really high quality, the restaurant itself is lovely and the waitress was very good. The bill was taken care of for us, but would I go there again? Most definitely if I was in the area, however next time, I would follow it up with a nice long walk to relieve the guilt of some serious gluttony!

The lovely post supper view of the Forth rail Bridge

The lovely post supper view of the Forth rail Bridge

Next time, I’d also not eat ice cream beforehand so I had room for the cheeseboard, they do one of my favourite ports, a Fonseca, which is always a delight!

The Wee Restaurant17 Main St, North Queensferry, KY11 1JG

01383 616263

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3 Responses to “Supper at The Wee Restaurant in North Queensferry”

  1. September 17, 2014 at 9:14 am #

    I love the Wee Restaurant – it is a wee gem! You can’t ask for better post-prandial views either! 🙂

    • Nadine
      September 17, 2014 at 10:39 am #

      It’s certainly very happily situated isn’t it Vohn!

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