The Farm-to-Table Gardener’s Cottage, Edinburgh

The adventure continues!

So dinner on our first evening in Scotland? The Gardener’s Cottage, which was once quite literally a gardener’s cottage, hence the name. Naturally, it also has a garden.

Check out this cuteness:

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The Gardener’s Cottage is a farm-to-table, community-style experience, where everyone sits at long tables and shares the delicious, seasonally-appropriate foods.

But we were a little early, so before that, we hopped into the gardens — the Royal Terrace Gardens, to be precise — for a little nature expedition. (Aaaand a mini-photo shoot. 😅)

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Sidebar: You should see the outtakes. We had just gotten the camera (a FujiFilm X-T1, for anyone who’s curious), and we had zero clue how to use it. (If we’re being honest, we still don’t totally know how to use it.) If you need an LOL, hit me up and I’ll share them with you.

Anywho, back to the important part: the food! Seven courses of heaven, baby. Our three favorites:

Quail egg with elderflower…

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A summer vegetable soup (with crackers perfect for toasting 😃)…

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And berry meringue.

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Even though we didn’t finish eating ’til well past midnight, it was a beautiful night, so we decided to walk all the way back to our hotel. And I’m so glad we did, because this is what we found: five Scottish young ladies, giddily intoxicated, skipping down the street singing “Do Re Mi,” each doing their best Julie Andrews with a brogue. They were the happiest, and it couldn’t have charmed me harder.

Xo, R

P.S. If you can’t get it out of your head, I’m sorry… But also, you’re welcome.

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