Ahhh food blogging, how I've missed you! I was so excited to be invited to Darcy's a couple of weeks ago for dinner — thank you Sarah from G1 Group! This isn't the first time Darcy's has been mentioned on the floral elephant as it has been my go-to restaurant for a while. However, I haven't been in quite some time so I was excited to head back and be reacquainted with an old favourite.
*Just a quick note before we start — these photos sadly don't do Darcy's justice, I'm still trying to get used to my new camera so please bare with me.*
Darcy's is located in Princes Square, tucked away in the corner of the bottom floor. The dim lighting and rustic interiors gives the restaurant a warm, homely feel — perfectly suited to both morning and evening service. Whether you are popping in for quick morning coffee, sunday lunch, an evening meal or treating yourself to a cocktail (or five!), Darcy's has the perfect atmosphere for all. Relaxed, inviting and away from the busy shops, what more could you ask for?
Now, I'm not one to say no to a cocktail so when I saw the extensive drinks menu a fruity cocktail was at the top of my list. I want for the Strawberry Fizz, a mix of Bombay Sapphire, fresh lemon juice, sugar, strawberry and soda — so refreshing. The perfect after work, not quite the weekend drink. Being sensible on a school night, my mum just opted for a cup of tea.
And now for the important part — the food. I went for the spiced falafel burger with tzatziki, roasted ed peppers in a pretzel bun. I'm not one to normally choose the vegetarian option but sometimes I find that veggie burgers can be more flavourful than beef burgers and this burger was no exception. I loved all the spicy flavours of this burger. Roasted red peppers added a lovely sweetness, while the tzatziki added a fresh coolness. Definitely a great choice for both meat eaters and vegetarians.
My mum opted for the Scottish beef burger with all the usual components (burger sauce, gherkin, gem lettuce and tomato). Leaving an empty plate, I'd say it was a good choice! Beef burgers are hands down the best comfort food for a mid-week treat.
To round off our delicious meal, my mum and I shared a sticky toffee pudding. It came smothered in butterscotch sauce with a scoop of vanilla ice cream — mouthwateringly good!
Feeling suitably stuffed, my mum and I rolled ourselves home. We had a great evening at Darcy's and I want to say a special thanks to the girls who served us that evening. The service was so attentive and friendly so thank you so much! If you are looking for a great place to eat with a warm atmosphere, refreshing cocktails and delicious food then Darcy's should definitely be at the top of your list.
Have you ever been to Darcy's? What did you think? Where are your favourite places to eat? Let me know below.
**All the food and drink was kindly gifted to us by Sarah at G1 Group. However, as always my opinions are 100% my own**