Last week, following a quick stop off at Jenners Beauty Hall after work (a couple of sneaky little purchases may have been made!), I headed along to George Street to meet up with some blogging pals and try out the new autumn menu at Tempus. You might remember Tempus from my Tempus Summer Menu post (can’t believe that was a year and a half ago!) and I couldn’t wait to go back. Once again, we settled in to one of the booths in the dining room and chatted away whilst we perused the menu.
First up, I chose the wild mushrooms with garlic on toasted sourdough bread. Garlic mushrooms are just the best, aren’t they? Served with a wee bit of salad, and topped with parmesan shavings, this was the perfect light but tasty starter. For my main course I opted for the rump of lamb which was served with confit shallot, carrot and cumin puree and wilted spinach. Now, I must admit I was rather jealous of everyone else who chose the burger or fish and chips – my main was rather lacking in carbs! The hand cut chips looked amazing, so I would definitely recommend ordering a side of those as my poor little lamb was a bit sad and lonely on the plate by itself. The lamb was cooked really well, medium-rare as I had asked for, and I loved the confit shallot but I was still feeling hungry by the end due to the lack of tatties!
A smaller main course did, however, mean that I had plenty of room for dessert. I shared a “Taste of Scotland” dessert which consisted of chocolate fondant, honey ice cream, cranachan and fresh berries. I’m defintiely more of a starters person than a dessert person, but I really enjoyed this – especially the rich and gooey chocolate fondant with the delicately flavoured honey ice cream. Click here to see the full Tempus Dinner Menu.
Tempus is a great place for a catch up with friends as it’s nice and central, the atmosphere is relaxed yet luxurious and the food is tasty. I can also vouch for the cocktails, order yourself one to sip whilst you decide what to order!
Have you been to Tempus?