The Redgarth: Kirk Brae, Oldmeldrum
WITH the nights drawing in and a definite autumnal chill in the air, I was feeling the need for some comfort food.
And moments after stepping into the welcoming glow of The Redgarth in Oldmeldrum, I suspected I was in the right place.
Once I’d settled into a cosy corner, I chose the exotic sounding mango-stuffed chicken with coconut sauce.
At the risk of being too exotic, I chose chips to go with it.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but was impressed by the tender ballotine of chicken – filled with tangy mango puree – and creamy sauce (£12.95).
My mate went for the duo of venison (£16.95) – a generous portion of strong, irony venison loin and dense, gamey sausages.
The loin was perhaps a bit overcooked, but still tender, and the accompanying red cabbage and sultanas were sweet and vinegary enough to cut through the richness.
With a couple of drinks, the meal came to £41.10, which is perhaps more expensive than your average pub grub, but the quality meant it was well worth the price. I’ll certainly be heading back to The Redgarth, not just for the fine food, but for the warm welcome.