Hello weekend, my old friend! If you’re looking to add novelty to your weekend, 5pm Dining has two new restaurants.
We like to keep things fresh around these parts so new restaurants are always being added to 5pm Dining.
Two of the latest are the Innis & Gunn Beer Kitchens in Edinburgh and Dundee.
An offshoot of the Innis & Gunn Brewing firm, the bars sell fresh Innis & Gunn tank lager direct from the brewery plus all the available brewery’s bottled and draught beers.
Of course, Innis & Gunn brews are not the only beers available. You might also sup on something from the Yeastie Boys in New Zealand; Hitachino in Wales or, from closer to home, a Thistly Cross cider.
As well as wines, cocktails and spirits, they also offer hoptails – beer-based cocktails. We have an eye on a Lager-Ita which mixes Don Julio Blanco Tequila with lime, sugar and Innis & Gunn Lager Beer.
Regular events such as home brewing workshops, steak nights and beer sampling all keep things lively.
New restaurants on 5pm Dining
As you might expect, the food menus are designed to be beer-friendly. To this end, the staff are always happy to make pairing suggestions, such as the Beer Kitchen Burger with Session IPA; the Scottish chicken supreme with Gunnpowder IPA and the flat iron steak with Blood Red Sky.
If you would prefer a lighter bite, you can tuck into the truffle parmesan fries, the free range chicken wings or the ‘KFC’ (Korean fried cauliflower).
Typical mains include the IPA-battered fish and chips and the sweet potato and aubergine burger. Grill items are locally sourced from Shaws Fine Meats and include the flat iron steak, the lamb rump rubbed with Gunnpowder IPA and the Brigston & Co Hotdog Deluxe. As far as possible, the ingredients used are seasonal and locally sourced.
Have a sweet weekend.