A member of the family owning Twenty One was knighted for his services to the food industry in the ’80s by the President of Italy.
In the town centre, easily accessible from all travel routes. Plenty of parking nearby.
It’s a busy Saturday night but the lovely staff at this family-run restaurant manage to squeeze us in. The contemporary decor is lovely and a seat in one of the big, cosy booths is a bonus.
We’re greeted by a friendly waiter with a beaming smile who shows us to our table and ensures we have everything we need. Meals and drinks arrive promptly, and there are even some colouring in activities for the smaller diners in tow.
The menu is centred around Italian and Scottish cuisine. Strangely, no pizza, but there’s an array of pasta dishes and risottos, as well as a healthy list of mains ranging from steak to seafood. There are also vegan and vegetarian options on request, so certainly something to suit all tastes.
From the crusty homebaked bread we nibble on while perusing the menu to the haggis bon bons to start, the dishes at Twenty One get the thumbs up from the get-go.
The penne salcicce with Italian sausage is absolutely delicious, as is the tagliolini Con gamberoni, with king prawns, chilli and cherry tomatoes.
Our clean plates said it all. The kids deemed their macaroni cheese some of the best they’ve ever tasted. A slab of berry pavlova and ice cream were devoured for desert. Sumptuous.
It’s like a home from home and you definitely feel part of the family here. A great place to kick back and enjoy some good food.
The bill, with drinks and coffees, for two adults and two kids came in at just under £80. Great value.
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