Tayside Region

Recommendations
 CAFES AND COFFEE HOUSES RECOMMENDED BY YOU, THE PUBLIC
PLEASE NOTE - THESE CAFES AND COFFEE HOUSES HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDED BY MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, AND NOT YET VISITED BY THE GOOD SOUP GUIDE.


AUCHMITHIE - BUT 'N BEN RESTAURANT. 'Wonderful Arbroath Smokie Soup (so wonderful that a reservation is essential).' Pat.

AUCHTERARDER - OLD TUDOR RESTAURANT, 149 High Street. 'Good quality home made soup'. Margaret.

EDZELL, COFFEE AND CRAFT SHOP, Main Street, Edzell (about 6 miles north of Brechin). 'Lovely hearty Courgette and Carrot soup, or Split Pea soup, all served with home made cheese scones or soda bread. Delicious.' Josie.

EDZELL - THE TWEEDIE. It's on the main road going into Edzell; 'you go through the arch and pass the big hotel, and there on your left, just past the war memorial, is The Tweedie.' 'They have the most creative and delicious soups, all served with either soda bread or cheese scone or a roll [NOTE - I'm beginning to think this may be the same place as that mentioned above. The Soupsayer.]. 'The soups I have tasted so far include 'Spicy Parsnip', 'Carrot and Coriander', 'Cock-a-Leekie', 'Chicken Noodle', 'Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese', 'Scotch Broth', 'Chicken Broth', and last Sunday... 'Marrow and Brie'!!! 'It is also a farm shop selling local vegetables, clothes and gifts.' Kata. [ANOTHER NOTE - I have received a number of recommendations for good soup places in Edzell, indeed so many that I'm getting a little confused as to which is which. For example, someone mentioned THE TUCK INN, in the High Street. Either Edzell's main street is festooned with excellent soup joints, or some of these places are one and the same. Either way, it is beginning to look as if Edzell is a very special place, where soup is concerned, and as such I feel a visit may be in order. The Soupsayer.]

SCOTLANDWELL - LOCHEND FARM SHOP (not far from Kinross). Good range of soup, including 'Lentil and Tomato', 'Leek and Tattie', 'Chicken and Rice' (the Ayrshire gene is spreading!), 'Broccoli and Cheese', etc. 'The other thing that makes the soups taste so good is the fact they use Puddledub Ham in all the soups with a ham stock.' Anne. [NOTE - Me and the elves have done some research. Puddledub Ham, it seems, is a dry-cured ham, cured locally in Auchtertool by Tom Mitchell's small family business. It is said to be 'The best Bacon in Scotland,' and superb for making soup or stock. The Soupsayer.]