This was our first visit to Ingram Wynd; the newest addition to the Merchant City's restaurant scene. The atmosphere was warm, with a comfortable buzz of conversation, although the music was a notch or two too loud; the welcome at the door was prompt and genuinely friendly. Our table did feel a bit like sitting in a corridor, but the restaurant was busy. The lighting was poor, I guess to create an intimate environment for diners, but this made the sepia print retro-menus very difficult to read. Ingram Wynd offers a range of menus at different times of the day; we had booked for the dinner menu and arrived with high expectations that would not be disappointed. We began with the Ingram taster, billed as any four of the starters listed on the menu. Because of a bit of confusion we had five; the scallops on cinnamon toast were the star, but the pork and black pudding terrine, the smoked salmon, the game 'pye' and the shallot tart were all delicious. We moved forward into our main course with expectations raised even higher; the duck lived up to my expectations, but not so much the rabbit for my wife. We were both amused by the whimsical way in which the vegetables were arranged. We could not face a pudding, so straight to Irish Coffee. These essays scored 7.5/10 on our rating, which is head and shoulders above some neighbouring establishments. We wil be back, and next time will probably try to book for the high tea.
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Andrew MacLean - 16/01/2010