Yesterday, after delightful assistant no.1 had spent an enjoyable couple of hours with some chums near South Queensferry, delightful assistant no.2 and their chauffeur scooped her up and whisked her off into Fife for luncheon.
Their destination was a new haunt for them, Dunnikier House Hotel in Kirkcaldy.
A plaque above the front door informed them that Dunnikier House was built in 1793 for the Oswald family. A century and a half later, in 1944, Kirkcaldy Town Council purchased the house, and it’s now a privately owned hotel.
It was a warm day and they settled themselves into the dining area of the lounge bar and supped at cool drinks while waiting for their food.
The dining area was peaceful and pleasant, and they enjoyed the lovely view from glass doors next to their table, out over a large grassy park.
Before too long, a couple of freshly caught haddocks, one with garden peas (for delightful assistant no.1) and the other with mushy peas (for the chauffeur), and a goat’s cheese tart (for delightful assistant no.2) were delivered to the table. The diners tucked in hungrily.
When they’d finished their savouries, delightful assistant no.2 was keen to have a look at the pudding menu. From a list of four options he chose the strawberry and chocolate cheesecake with ice cream. The other diners felt too full for pudding, but agreed to share a chocolate fudge cake with cream, to keep delightful assistant no.2 company.
The puddings slipped down with coffees for the assistants and tea for their chauffeur. The tea was served on a little tray with quite a fancy teacup.
The fortunate threesome spent a relaxing two hours over luncheon in this fine establishment, and were delighted to add it to their list of nice places to eat out in Fife.