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The purpose of this blog isn't simply to post a list of negative threads. It's more an effort in highlighting the very best places to eat, drink and be merry. All experiences are my own, or with my family. There is no connection between myself or any of the establishments other than as a paying punter. If you take exception to any post, please feel free to offer your own comments. This is meant to be a fair an honest opinion of where we've eaten.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Royal Fisheries in Whitby

During half term, we decided on a trip to Whitby. Such a visit always requires a stop off for lunch at the Royal Fisheries. It’s not often I blog about the same establishment twice, in fact this may well be a first! However, the food (fish and chips) is of such a very high standard, I feel it worthy of a second mention.

Royal Fisheries have grown since our last visit, with a much larger dining area now situated alongside the smaller restaurant. Word must be spreading as they were almost full, We did however secure a table and my wife and I opted for the lunch time special of, tea, bread and butter, haddock and chips and yes-mushy peas! The children chose the same but from the children’s menu and I have to say the child portions were very generous.

The service and value for money makes the Royal Fisheries a family favourite. If you prefer, you can always pay more for the same dish elsewhere in town but I strongly recommend you first give this tucked away chippie a run for your money and use the savings for an ice cream on the pier.

Well worth a second visit.

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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Mussel Inn Edinburgh

New Year’s Day (eve) in Edinburgh, the family and I were searching for a different culinary experience for our last evening in Scotland’s capital. After musing through countless menus we finally decide on the Mussel Inn Seafood Restaurant. Peering through the window it looked busy and the simple menu caused excitement. The children are always happy to eat the same dish as their parents, so mussels being a family favourite, we opted for a large pot each (with chips). The food was served quickly and without fuss and was of a very good standard. Seated with a view into the kitchen and the pass, it was great to see the cooks at work.

Some of our experiences with children and city restaurants have proved awkward and hurried. Here in the Mussel Inn the opposite proved to be the case, with a friendly service, comfortable family dining and a bill we thought very good value. So if you’re looking for great seafood and you’re in Edinburgh we can recommend the Mussel Inn. This post was brought to you from the ‘original’ good food quest', beware of other sites, which have used our name.