With a black-and-white, long-horned effigy on the doorstep, Cattle Grid isn’t timid about announcing its carnivorous intentions, and the family-friendly menu doesn’t mince words either. A choice of ‘cow’ or ‘pig’ tops the line-up, with everything from dry-aged steaks, a dozen riffs on burgers and slow-cooked beef sandwiches to racks of ribs in various guises, plus a host of freshly made butters, sauces and toppings (guacamole, caramelised onions, fried egg, haggis, bone marrow gravy). Otherwise, steer clear of meat altogether with one of their lively salad combos such as beetroot and goats’ cheese or seared tuna with soy and sesame. There’s a full menu for the young heifers too, rounding off with ice creams and milkshakes. You can also drop in any time of day for a special offer of ‘pig wings’, coleslaw and chips for just a tenner.
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