Often my favourite places up here are outside of the city centre. Maybe it’s because a drive makes me hungry and it feels like a whole day out. It also stirs up memories of family days out when I was growing up. Spending proper family time together and going for adventures. I’m trying to keep up the tradition with my little squidge on the rare days that both Mr S and I are off.
The Beauly/Muir of Ord road isn’t too far away (about half an hour from Inverness) and has a few nice places, one of them being Corner on the Square cafe in Beauly.
I like Beauly as it has little shops & we can pick up dinner in the butchers and greengrocers. How I miss greengrocers from living in Glasgow – this is an unfortunate thing about living in ‘Tesco town’.
Corner on the Square also has a fab deli counter and shop so you can get a selection of cheese, meat, olives, wine, crackers, tea/coffee, jars and so on.
Greek food is my favourite so I chose the mezze platter (£7.50). It came with griddled halloumi, roasted red peppers, pitted olives, houmous of the day, dressed salad and bread. I enjoyed all of the picky bits, and it was especially easy to eat with a baby to keep still. Bread served with it is from Cromarty Bakery and delicious. It was also a bonus to get a proper salad with no iceberg & a tasty dressing. My only criticism is that I felt that the houmous was lacking in garlic.
I’ve previously had their soup and it was excellent so I’d recommend that too.
They have a large cake and pudding selection so it’s a good choice if you have a sweet tooth. We had a chocolate brownie (taste-wise delicious but could have been softer and more brownie gooey) and a cake (yummy), and I’ve also tried their traybakes and they get the thumbs up.
So if the sun is shining in that direction get in the car and go!
And don’t forget the butcher and greengrocer on the way back.
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