Kirkcudbright (Kirr-coo-bree) and the Selkirk Arms
Kirkcudbright is a little fishing town in Dumfries & Galloway. It is about 30 miles from where I live, it’s called the ‘artists town’ you can read more about the Artists Town HERE.
Each summer they hold an exhibition in the Town Hall which is of national significance. Last year it was paintings by the ‘Glasgow Girls’, this year the ‘Glasgow Boys’. As it is also Mr Farmer’s birthday this weekend, we went to see the exhibition with our friend, Avril, and went out for lunch to the Selkirk Arms.
No lovely pictures of the harbour or sights in the town because it was a bit grey and wet, but I did take photos of our lunch!
|Cullen Skink, Chef’s contemporary version of a classic Scottish dish. Sauteed potatoes, Smoked Haddock Fillet, leek compote, poached egg and all topped with hollandaise sauce|
Avril and I chose the Cullen Skink, it was delicious, the fish cooked to perfection and the cubes of potatoes just soft enough. Topped with the poached egg and hollandaise sauce, some of my favourite things!
It was served with a really good side salad full of strips of carrot and beetroot and tasty black olives.
|Fillet of Scottish Salmon on a spring onion potato cake with a rich lobster cream|
|Baked Alaska – Vanilla ice cream encased in a light meringue served with a blackcurrant compote|
|A selection of Scottish Farmhouse Cheese and Biscuits
A selection of local cheeses including Loch Arthur Cheddar, Loch Arthur Criffel and Lanark blue served with marinated grapes and apricot relish
Mr Farmer went for the cheese, he particularly enjoyed the Lanark Blue which was creamy with a real tang.
Overall it was a very good meal and with drinks came to around £25 per head for lunch. Service was excellent, the staff friendly and efficient. So if you happen to get a chance to visit Kirkcudbright I would highly recommend a visit to the Selkirk Arms. However, I would recommend that you book as it is very popular!