Saturday, 11 July 2009

The Granary, Portree

The Granary, Skye

If you're a regular reader, you'll know I'm a big fan of cooked breakfasts, so it seems appropriate to start this new blog project with a fantastic breakfast.

I have a regular haunt in Stroud (the small town near my house), but when I'm out and about travelling - especially if we're camping - I'm always looking out for fun places to have a spot of brekkie.

We were recently on holiday visiting various islands off the west coast of Scotland, and we reached Portree in Skye at about lunchtime. We were about to give up on finding a nice cafe when we spotted The Granary, and went to check it out.

My husband also enjoys his breakfasts, but he's not veggie so it's much easier for him. He can order a full cooked breakfast almost anywhere, while I usually need to negotiate (and in Scotland, I was finding a few places just said 'no'). Here, however, it said Vegetarian options available in green print on the menu so I just asked for the veggie breakfast and waited to see what would happen.

The non-veggie breakfast had sausage, bacon, black pudding, egg, potato scones, baked beans, and tomato, as well as toast on the side. Then mine arrived - and it's the first time ever that I've actually got a better deal than my husband on a breakfast.

I had the egg, beans, tomato and potato scones - but to replace the meat I also got an extra tomato, a veggie grill, a cheese & leek sausage, mushrooms, potato lattices, and a portion of fruit dumpling (which I rescued from the small pool of bean-juice and kept back to eat for pudding at the end of the meal).

Vegetarian Scottish breakfast

This is a veggie blog, so I won't post pictures of meat, but if you want to see how much better mine was just head over to Flickr where I've also posted a photo of Andy's meal.

Address:Somerled Square, Portree, Skye IV51 9EH
Style:Traditional Scottish cafe
Date Visited:25 June 2009


Sanghi said...

Lovely pis and write out Rachel! Yummy breakfast!

Claire Laurraine said...

Hi Rachel, thanks for your comment on my blog which I finally got round to reading. Its nice to meet you (sort of) :)
I'm not a vegetarian but my brother has recently decided to give it a try. Its a big deal for him because he does like his meat. Anyway I think it can seem a bit restrictive at first but from the sound of this breakfast, it goes to show vegetarians do get variety in their diet. I'm not a fan of full english because I find them too greasy for my liking but your blog has given me another option. Vegetarian meals aren't all lentils and peas! Thanks. xx

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