As Scotland prepares to 'Stay Local' for the Easter weekend, 2nd to 5th April, some of the country’s leading independent and family-run restaurants, cafes, street food vans and farm shops have unveiled their special Easter menus, offers and experiences to be enjoyed with friends and family.
‘Contini At Home’ Easter Sunday menu, Contini, 103 George Street, Edinburgh
Add some Contini sunshine to your Easter weekend with a special Contini Easter Sunday menu. Available for collection from Contini on Edinburgh’s George Street after 1pm or for local delivery in Edinburgh before 3pm on Easter Sunday (6th April) only, Contini’s Easter Sunday menu includes homemade focaccia with I'Ciacca extra virgin olive oil; Burrata with fresh broad beans and roasted hazelnut; roast rump of lamb with salsa verde sprouting broccoli and spring potato; and Bombolini with Amalfi lemon crema Pasticceria.
The vegetarian menu option is pea risotto with fresh mint and Errington's goats curd.
£35 per person
Served with a bottle of Prosecco £53
Vegetarian version £30 per person or with a bottle of Prosecco £48
Book online on the ‘Contini At Home’ website here.
Edinburgh foodie hub rolls out family Easter egg hunt
McLarens on the Corner, 8 Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DD
One of Edinburgh’s most popular foodie destinations has announced plans to stage its first outdoor family Easter egg hunt on Good Friday (Friday 2nd April) from 10am-1pm.
Morningside’s ‘McLarens on the Corner’ has appointed a dedicated Community & Events Coordinator to kick start an ongoing programme of family and community events around Edinburgh from the Easter weekend as lockdown restrictions start to be eased.
McLarens will be offering an Easter-themed set weekly meal club menu, including caramelised onion and rosemary focaccia; Clyde Valley lamb; and an Easter Sundae; as well as a sweet twist on the traditional Scotch Egg and Easter-themed bubble waffles and milkshakes from McLarens’ Scranavan food truck.
McLarens on the Corner has continued to be community hub for Edinburgh foodies throughout lockdown, offering restaurant quality dining and street food for collection and delivery, as well as cocktails and craft ale.
For further information about McLarens on the Corner, the Easter Egg Hunt and Easter menu for collection or delivery, visit their website here.
The owners of McLarens on the Corner, Signature Group, will also be staging a family Easter Egg Hunt and serving a range of tasty treats at The Meadowpark Pub & Kitchen in Bridge of Allan, near Stirling, on Easter Sunday 5th April, 12-4pm.
For more information on The Meadowpark Pub & Kitchen, visit their website here.
East Lothian seafood restaurant is ‘catch of the day’ for Easter weekend
East Coast, 171-173 North High Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6AN
One of East Lothian’s most popular family seafood restaurants and fish & chip shops is offering a special menu package for Easter weekend, which is perfect for eating in your garden, at home, out with friends or even a picnic by the sea.
The Easter menu includes locally caught East Coast lobster (half lobster and whole lobster available) with garlic butter and twice cooked chips; as well as East Coast’s famous award-winning fish and chips. East Coast Eton Mess and prosecco is also up for grabs.
Just a short walk from Fisherrow Harbour and Musselburgh beach, East Coast is the ideal foodie venue for families to enjoy award-winning Scottish fish and seafood in the fresh sea air.
East Coast’s ‘Click & Collect’ takeaway and walk in orders are available on Good Friday and Easter Saturday (5pm to 8pm), Easter Sunday (4pm to 7.30pm) and Easter Monday (5pm to 8pm). To pre-order your Easter weekend feast, visit the ‘Click & Collect’ section of the East Coast website or download the new East Coast App https://eastcoastrestaurant.co.uk/order.
Eusebi Deli’s Easter Picnic Brunch Experience
Eusebi Deli, 152 Park Road, Glasgow, G4 9HB
Enjoy an Easter weekend free of cooking with Eusebi’s six plate picnic brunch experience. The much-loved Glasgow deli is offering the picnic brunch as a great gift for someone if you can’t be with them on the day or to be enjoyed outdoors with friends and family. The forecast is for sunshine (for now) so what better way to celebrate?
Start with lamb arancini served with aioli, followed by leek, pea and asparagus terrine, hot smoked salmon cured in-house, new potato salad with a creamy mustard dressing and a fine green bean salad. Finish with a white chocolate and pistachio lollipop fresh from the Eusebi bakery. A vegetarian brunch option is also available.
The brunch menu requires optional heating and comes with handcrafted chocolates as an extra surprise gift. Pre-order by 9pm on 28th March for local delivery in Glasgow or collection on 3rd and 4th April from the deli. Add a bottle of prosecco or a Eusebi cocktail kit to make it a real celebration. Easter sweet treats are also available from the Deli.
The Redshank Catering Company, Inverness, North Coast 500
Established by Jamie & Ann Marie Ross in 2018, The Redshank is a mobile seafood catering trailer (food truck) based in the Highlands capital of Inverness offering a 'street food' approach to freshly cooked, locally sourced seafood & produce. They open their hatch at various points around the capital, local towns & villages serving the locals all year round.
Some classic dishes include Cullen skink, Shetland scallops & Stornoway black pudding, kedgeree, ox cheek in local stout, Orkney crab meat and much more! The menu changes weekly as do locations. Now on the 'Inverness Eats' food ordering app or visit their website at: www.theredshank.com
Fish 'n' Collect
The Redshank’s ever expanding offering ranges from fresh fish and shellfish, ready to re-heat home cooked meals, 'Redshank' meal kits, soups, sauces and more. They offer home deliveries around the local area of Inverness & surrounding villages and safe collections from our production unit in Smithton. Easter is upon us and as such, The Redshank will be offering an Easter-themed 'Cook at Home' menu. Seasonal, fresh & tasty everything you expect from Redshank Catering. Call/text: 07546567940
The Storehouse, Foulis Ferry, Evanton, Ross-shire, North Coast 500, IV16 9UX
Located on the world-famous North Coast 500 route and the banks of the Cromarty Firth, The Storehouse restaurant, farm shop and gift shop is enclosed in a fully-restored 18th century storehouse. Its outdoor food truck, The Bothy, offers fresh takeaway dishes and pizzas six days a week.
Throughout lockdown, The Storehouse has continued to operate its online farm shop to serve the Ross-shire community with a local collection and home delivery service, including afternoon teas and celebrations cakes, beers, ciders, spirits, biscuits, chocolates, condiments and sauces, cordials and soft drinks, Cromarty bakery bread, fruit and vegetables, dairy, handmade frozen meals, meat, fish and home baking, including gluten free.
The fantastically stocked farm shop is inspired by a love of farming and of great food. Specially selected products from near and far make this a must stop destination for gourmet treats. Close links with local farms means that The Storehouse has the freshest vegetables delivered daily, including delicious potatoes grown only a few fields away.
In time for Easter, The Storehouse has given its ‘Bothy’ menu a spring makeover with additions like slow-braised Ross-shire lamb flatbread with harissa spiced yoghurt, crispy barbecue pork belly with spicy sauce and sweetcorn fritter, Buckie fish and chips, ‘The Storehouse goodness bowl’ with zingy cous-cous and roasted peppers and a hot smoked salmon salad with lemon dressing. Just pop in Monday to Saturday from 9-5pm or pre-order by calling 01349 830038. Being situated on the picturesque Ross-shire coast, The Storehouse also offers outside dining space with panoramic views across the water. Check out their website here.