Edinburgh’s Broughton Street is a buzzy little strip with so many eating out options that you could eat in a different place every night for a fortnight. Last weekend, Treacle joined the crowd. Formerly Baroque bar, the place has been stripped out and rebuilt. On Friday, it emerged from the builder’s dust with a new look and a new food menu.
Along with posh sarnies and the tempting but dangerous sounding southern fried chicken, it features a selection of organic pies. Old faves like the steak and ale are competing for diners’ attention with rather more la-di-da options such as the lamb, mint, swede and rose wine.
It all looks very inviting and I’m also intrigued by the name. Why Treacle? Is it dark and rich or sweet and sticky? Some of Edinburgh’s 5pm members have memorable names. Amicus Apple may sound like a cross between a financial services company and a computing firm but it does stick in the mind. For sheer daftness, I like Khublai Khan’s Mongolian BBQ. Just outside Glasgow, R34 at India of Inchinnan is surely the only restaurant in Britain to be named after an airship.
Naturally, the more juvenile corners of the internet are a great hunting ground for unusual restaurant names. This place, from airliners.net, looks a winner.
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