Red Bar & Kitchen, Kirkcaldy
Tucked away on Tolbooth Street, just off the High Street, you will find the Red Bar & Kitchen.
It really is one of Kirkcaldy’s hidden gems in terms of serving good food in a cosy and welcoming environment.
As soon as you step through the door you are greeted with a friendly smile from staff who show you to your table and offer to take your coats (something that is quite nice isn’t it?)
After the offer of drinks it’s time to have a good look at the menu and you are spoilt for choice.
The venue offers lunch time, evening and taster menus, and we had the evening menu to choose from.
For a starter, I opted for the haggis fritters (which also comes as a vegetarian option) while my fellow diner chose the calamari.
When the plates arrived they were well presented and I couldn’t wait to tuck in, it really was delicious and the red onion chutney that came with it, was the best I think I’ve had.
Next up, the main course. Smoked haddock on a bed of mashed potato and savoy cabbage for me and steak with hand cut chips for my dining partner.
I’m a big lover of sea food so was really looking forward to my main and I certainly wasn’t disappointed.
The potatoes were lovely and creamy and the fish was cooked to perfection, and even though I’m not a steak lover, it really did look fantastic.
I’m not ashamed to say that we needed a well deserved wee break before we attempted a dessert but it was worth the wait.
Despite there being sticky toffee pudding on the menu which is my all time favourite dessert, I decided to go with cheesecake and ice cream just for a change, while my partner went with the sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce with ice cream.
The cheesecake was heaven and had just the right balance between base and filling, and since I stole a cheeky bite of the sticky toffee pudding, I can say that it was the best I’ve had in a long time.
If you’re after a great meal with friendly staff, whose customer service skills are second to none, you really can’t go wrong with the Red Bar & Kitchen.