There’s a bee restaurant you know, just at the end of the street,
Steven said when we got back home after a day of shopping in the city centre.
me and my hungry belly said with one voice and I got dressed within ten minutes (okay twenty).
Apiary is a small restaurant down the corner of 33 Newington Road, that as, the name suggests, is the bees house so what a better place for Natbee to be (see what I did there?).
The place has a beautiful bee themed decoration on walls that made me feel like home 🙂 We sat in a sofa table and I loved the cushions, so cosy!
The staff is very friendly and chatty and we ordered the haggis meatballs as a starter for Steven who said they were spectacular along with Birds & Bees beers.
For mains, Steven went for the Indonesian spicy chicken and I got the vegetarian option, the pine nut and green chilli gnocchi with pesto sauce….
The food was as Steven’s mum described “deliciously quirky” with great flavours all in one dish. I didnt try the Indonesian chicken but my gnocchi had a delicious flavour that my taste buds have never came across before…sadly though it was a bit too spicy for my taste…
After we had a good chat and some nibbles the lovely waitress came back to ask if we were enjoying our food and she quickly realised that the gnocchi was too spicy for me as I was drinking copious amounts of beer and water. And this is the moment that highlighted our night….after apologising for suggesting me this dish while I said I dont like spicy she offered us free dessert and made another suggestion (that this time was very successful).
^^ That’s my happy-I am gonna have free dessert face
Get the Rocky Road, it is rich and very satisfying, she said and this time my instinct told me she was right….and she was!
Minutes later this monster arrived and boy did I start salivating?
Marshmallows, short bread, Turkish delight chocolate with peanut butter and strawberry jam on strawberry ice cream, I mean this couldn’t get any better!!!
Steven on the other side of the table was enjoying his Buckycotta (what a funny name, isn’t it?) that he told me reminds him of nights out with his friends and he started laughing for an unknown, mysterious reason.
The buckycotta was kind of self explanatory- it was Buckfast flavoured (someone was being funny there), and something in between pannacotta and creme brulee, with figgy pistachio biscotti and wee cola bottles for decoration.
To be honest I like mine more than Steven’s and if I would go back I would most certainly order the Rocky Road again as it was indeed rich in flavours and very, very satisfying.
We paid around 45 pounds and left with a smile on our faces, so definitely visiting again (and ordering something less spicy this time). I think the food was great quality and worth every single penny we paid so if you around the area, do visit this place, highly recommenced!