Step into the weird and wonderful world of Geordie Armstrong, the Barologist to enjoy a modern take on Scottish fare. Meet the man himself and see his marvelous inventions including a snow machine, nebulous with shooting stars and indoor thunder and lightning! The dining room has features like an eccentric lord’s castle and the menu has excellent local staples such as Seared Pigeon Breast served with Stornoway Black Pudding, a national delicacy made from pork, cereals and spices.
Your first drink is served with some typically Scottish snacks such as haggis bonbons or tidbits of artisanal cheese such as Lanark Blue or seriously strong cheddar made on the islands. Soups are popular in Scotland, so it’s worth trying the delicious Carrot and Ginger soup, or a Highland Steak Pie.
The Barologist is located by the water in the trendy port district of Leith. For days where the breeze is blowing hard off the sea, there’s a warming winter vegetable Shepherd’s Pie, or a sinfully more-ish Chicken Hotchpot with Haggis Dauphinoise.
Discover the quirky Barologist on the Best of Ireland and Scotland tour.
When visiting the islands, you’ll find succulent seafood such as pan-roasted salmon, and don’t forget on your best of Scotland tour to try ‘cranachan’, a native dessert made from Scottish raspberries folded into cream flavored with honey, whisky and toasted oatmeal.