Back with the Blondes

It had been far too long since my last lunch date with these blonde bombshells.

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Reunited for a rare Friday off work, our foodie destination of choice was Rollo in Stockbridge.

The menu at Rollo is a mix of bite sized dishes, ‘bowls’ and ‘plates’ – perfect for a long, lazy lunch. We were surprised to find the place absolutely rammed on a Friday lunchtime, make sure you book.

Despite being incredibly busy, the staff were so attentive and friendly, instantly making us feel very welcome.

To start we choose a selection of bites; haggis balls with an whisky marmalade, crispy tempura prawns and deep fried aubergine pakora style bites. Each delicious plate came with a selection of yummy spreads and dips.

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We all agreed that the haggis balls were a winner. The marmalade was a nice change to chilli or HP sauce that usually accompanies them, and at our table if you blinked you would have missed them!

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The prawns were juicy and crispy, served with a delightfully bright and tasty beetroot tapenade and Asian style cucumber slices which created a lovely, light, refreshing starter.

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Sticking with the summer theme, I chose a sticky lamb salad bowl with rocket, roasted red peppers, mint and feta. The lamb was slow cooked and lean and simply melted away. The lemon dressing was full of flavour and zing.

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The other blondes around the table enjoyed a spicy, thai green chicken curry bowl and a slow cooked fillet of beef with rocket and parmesan which was cooked to perfection. The sides did not disappoint either – chunky potato fries, garlic mash (extremely moorish!) and a bowl of steamed rice to go with the curry.

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As we finished off our fizz and ordered coffee, we sat in our window seat chatting for another hour or so and put the world to rights! There was no rush to move on – an important detail when choosing a lazy lunch venue!

On Friday we were experiencing a good old Scottish summer’s day with all four seasons making an appear so we weren’t brave enough to sit outside, however if the sun is shining when you visit I reccomend making the most of the suntrap out front.

All in we were £30 each which felt reasonable for the brilliant level of service and delicious variety of dishes we enjoyed. With a move to the North side of town imminent, I am looking forward to more trips to Rollo over the summer months.

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