Author: Ros MacKenzie

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Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 6:46 pm
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Orocco Pier

What makes a good restaurant? Well, delicious food of course, a lively ambience, friendly service, and – if you’re dining at Orocco Pier in South Queensferry – the most stylish dark wood décor, and stunning views of the two Forth Bridges through huge floor to ceiling windows.

Inspired by the fact that a friend had fulsome praise for the Orocco Pier breakfasts, and having heard that the café bar evening scene was rather smart, we set out on a ladies-who-lunch mission to sample the delights of midday dining.
We were impressed. Gazing at the Firth of Forth brought on a seafood longing. Plump juicy mussels in a white wine cream sauce with garlic and parsley were as good as any tasted by the lapping waters of the Med. Then came a nicely grilled sea bream with basil mash, a little nutty pesto, and an interesting spicy tomato coulis – a blend of India and Italy that worked well. A cool Pino Grigio was the perfect choice with this. Ladies-who-lunch can only share one dessert – which had to be a delicious sticky toffee pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. The service was never anything but friendly and helpful, even as every table filled up. No lack of atmosphere here!
Situated on the main street in South Queensferry, this deceptively simple whitewashed building houses as well as the restaurant and the new café bar, an elegant events venue, a 17 room boutique hotel, and an outside terrace right on the beach. No wonder it is a popular place for weddings. There are all kind of interesting weekend breaks and overnight stays on offer, including a “Girls’ Night In Pack” which could turn ladies-who-lunch into overnight hedonists. It’s a seductive package all right, and one of many well worth looking into.
There is a set lunch menu of 2 courses for £12.95, 3 courses for £15.95. Full restaurant menu and bar menu available.

Breakfast from 7am till noon

Bookings : 0870 118 1664
Email: info@oroccocopier.co.uk
17 High Street,
South Queensferry,
Edinburgh EH30 9PP

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