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Jul 9, 2012 10:18 PM

Looking for a Scottish Restaurant in the SF Bay Area

For the summer my kids are learning about one country per week. This week is Scotland. Does anyone know of any places to get some good Scottish food (places that I can take my young kids)?

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  1. Haggis on a stick can be found at Martin's West in Redwood City.
    It's a fairly rowdy place, young kids will be thrilled.

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    1. re: bbulkow

      Second on Martins West. Great food. Only Scottish restaurant I know of.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        The main food thing I remember from Scotland is the variety of smoked fish; I ate at least one of them three meals a day :-) I only see one, the cold smoked salmon, on their menu. Nevertheless, the place sounds interesting so it's going on my Redwood City list.

        1. re: Malcolm Ruthven

          Looking at the menu (and bizarrely loving Scottish food), I can say that Martins West is VERY California-ized Scottish food - if it can be called Scottish food at all.

          OP, instead of taking them to a restaurant, have you thought of just googling some Scottish recipes and making a few dishes yourself?

          Here is a gazillion recipes, for example:

          And thinking about it, I think I'm ready to make a batch of Cullen Skink!

          1. re: CarrieWas218

            Much of Martins West's menu is pretty mainstream California, but the lamb tongue butty, haggis on a stick, and scotch eggs seem pretty Scottish to me.

    2. You might also hit Sumo Grub for such Scottish classics as deep-fried pizza, Twinkies, and Snickers.

      1. What a great idea! Guess Edinburgh Castle wouldn't be suitable??? I'm kidding of course...And, from personal experience, I might pass on the haggis, even on a stick...

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