Trending on Recent OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Scotch Eggs

This is hardly as pretty as the Scotch egg I remember, but I'm betting it's still darned tasty.

About a decade ago, my husband and I visited a small Jamaican-American restaurant for brunch. Our eyes were definitely bigger than our stomachs (although I’m not sure that’s true anymore), and we wound up ordering more food than any two people should, including their version of a Scotch egg. The restaurant has long since closed, unfortunately, but I remember it — and that slightly runny, boiled egg, swathed in salty, spicy pork sausage and crisp breadcrumbs — fondly. As you’ll see, Scotch eggs remain popular in the U.K., where they were invented, and have since become fashionable in restaurants on OpenTable in the U.S., as well. 

The Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, U.K.: “We absolutely love this place — it was even a place to bring the parents for dinner! It has a whole beer list and the food is delicious. Highlights are the bar snacks — pork crackling with apple sauce and the Scotch egg.”

Cedric’s Tavern-Biltmore Estate, Asheville, North Carolina: “The food at Cedric’s is excellent — the Scotch Eggs are the best in town; in fact they’re probably the best I have ever had.”

The Fat Radish, New York, New York: “They have many exciting dishes and appetizers on the menu, and also a lot of vegetarian options. I loved the Montauk diver scallops with sweet potato mash. I also tried the Scotch egg as a starter, which was amazing. Great place!”

The Gage, Chicago, Illinois: “The Scotch Egg is fantastic! Also, the stuffed peppers were a real surprise as well and the beer on tap is broad. The entree’s were elk saddle and farm chicken. Both of them were good…. I would absolutely come back here if for no other reason to order four or five Scotch eggs.”

Gram & Dun, Kansas City, Missouri: “The presentation is great here. Every dish looks like it could be in a magazine. My Scotch egg at brunch was fun and tasty; my wife said the French toast with the egg in the middle was the best French toast she ever had.”

The Hinds Head-Bray, Bray, Windsor, U.K.: “A great meal. We tried Heston’s legendary Scotch Eggs as starters. They were … legendary!”

The Hinds Head-Bray, Bray, Windsor, U.K.: “It is the perfect pub grub — superb and simple, but exquisite with a twist. I had the salt cod, a Scotch egg, and devil on horseback snacks as a starter — just perfect with a difference the egg yolk still runny and warm.”

The Leeds Kitchen, Leeds, West Yorkshire, U.K.: “We liked the relaxed feel of this modern restaurant and encouragingly it had only five or six  choices for starters, mains, and deserts. The scallops, black pudding, and bacon (a classic combination) and smoked haddock Scotch egg starters were very good; mains were cod and lamb and desserts of sticky toffee pudding and bitter chocolate tart followed, and all to the same standard.”

* Public House, Las Vegas, Nevada: “I started with a Scotch egg, which was fantastic.”

* Roast, Borough Market, London, U.K.: “Excellent British modern food — had the Scotch egg on piccalilli to start and the rost pork signature dish for main did not disappoint.”

* Wexler’s, San Francisco, California: “I pretty consistently order the Drunkito Mosquito, the BBQ Scotch eggs, the salmon, and the banana cream pie — and I’m never disappointed. Highly, highly recommend making the trip downtown just to check out Wexler’s!”








  1. Jason Brian says

    Jack of the Wood in Asheville NC has the one of the best scotch eggs. It comes to the table over easy style everytime

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