Tue 15 Jul 2015
On Saturday we went over to Mortonhall Caravan Park to visit family who were staying there. The park is in a great location, 15 minutes drive from Edinburgh City Centre. At midday we all headed to the on-site Stable Bar and Restaurant for lunch. We have been there before, but the pub has been under new management for the past year, so we were interested to see what it was like.
The interior hasn’t really changed. It’s a traditional style Scottish pub with stone walls and a wooden beamed ceiling. I think it is possibly a converted stable, which would explain the name! The staff were very friendly. The lady who served us was particularly good with my two year old daughter, giving her a cushion to sit on and letting her choose her own colour of cutlery.
I definitely noticed an improvement in the quality of the food since last time I was there. There was a good menu with lots of choice, plus a specials board with further options. I ordered the Cajun salmon fillet served with sweet potato fries and salad. It was very tasty. The salmon was well cooked and seasoned and the sweet potato fries were a nice alternative to normal chips. It was quite a filling meal, but I always have space for banoffee pie. It was delicious, but then I think it’s quite hard to make a bad banoffee pie. Banana, caramel, cream and biscuit is always a winning combination! All the other dishes round the table looked good too, including the kids meal.
A very nice, cosy bar and restaurant – perfect if you’re staying at Mortonhall, or just visiting like we were!
Stable Bar, Mortonhall Camping & Caravan Park, Edinburgh, EH16 6TJ