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Looking for a Scottish Restaurant in the SF Bay Area

aric44 Jul 9, 2012 10:18 PM

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. bbulkow RE: aric44 Jul 9, 2012 11:33 PM

    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
      Robert Lauriston RE: bbulkow Jul 10, 2012 08:30 AM

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


      1. re: Robert Lauriston
        Malcolm Ruthven RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 10, 2012 09:45 AM

        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
          CarrieWas218 RE: Malcolm Ruthven Jul 10, 2012 12:53 PM

          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: http://www.rampantscotland.com/recipe...

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

          1. re: CarrieWas218
            Robert Lauriston RE: CarrieWas218 Jul 10, 2012 12:58 PM

            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. Robert Lauriston RE: aric44 Jul 10, 2012 12:59 PM

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

      1. The Librarian RE: aric44 Jul 10, 2012 03:20 PM

        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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        1. re: The Librarian
          Robert Lauriston RE: The Librarian Jul 10, 2012 03:23 PM

          It's a bar, 21 & over only.

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