Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Eating Out - The Real Food Café, Tyndrum, Scotland


The Real Food Café is one of those exemplary places for food in England - Scotland with quite a few decent vegetarian alternatives on the menu. Sure it's a fast food joint - not exactly a place for meals I like to frequent, but occasionally it does happen - but it's also a place that displays many interesting ideas when it comes to values, long term thinking, environmental consciousness, community involvement and such. I'm especially intrigued by the rape seed oil for frying that is then turned into fuel for cars.

This road side restaurant - situated in Tyndrum, Trossachs national park - offers both a view of the nearby traffic swooshing by but also a quaint village and grand Scottish woods and hills. At least in the summers when you can sit outside.


We happened to pass Tyndrum when in Scotland last summer, just famished and this looked like a nice enough place for a feed stop. It turned out to be so much nicer than expected though. I feasted on a quite lovely portion - huge, served two when with a side salad and chips - of battered mushrooms. The chips were a bit mushy but not too bad, though what I really loved was the fact that they did serve a lovely, healthy (lots of grated carrots!) mixed side salad and if the main salads on the menu are anything like that one they must be awesome.

If you happen to be in the vicinity, being hungry, do pop by The Real Food Café for a different, and healthier, kind of fast food experience.


tr3nta said...

I'm hungry now it look delicious...

I have an award (or 2) for you! :-)

Pia K said...

Thanks, tr3nta, awards, that's very sweet of you, I'll check them out asap!

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