I knew that there had to be a café or deli somewhere in Tollerton, so I spent a couple of lunchtimes driving around the place trying to find one, it took me a while but I finally tracked one down when I found one called Truly Scrumptious tucked away up on Burnside Grove in a small group of shops opposite the Air Hostess Public House. It was a bit ironic that I found both the Air Hostess and Truly Scrumptious at the same time. I just had to choose which one I would eat at first, Truly Scrumptious won.
There was a homely looking Chalkboard Menu hanging up on the back wall, I say homely as four of the dishes were listed as being homemade, the lasagna, chilli, bolognase, and the soup, I thought that looked promising.
I am always looking for a good Club Sandwich, especially around lunch time, and I like to use it as my test dish to see if a place is any good or not. I saw that they had one on the board, so by default I ended up ordering one. To be honest I was not really using it as a test, I just really wanted one. I was not disappointed, it was really good, nicely toasted bread, plenty of well seasoned filling, a bit of bacon, and bit of meat, some salad leaf, basically everything you would expect in a classic club sandwich. It came with a nice simple plain salad, of lettuce, cucumber, and tomato. All very simple but all very good as well. A pretty decent dish for just £4.25
On the basis of my first visit, a week or so later while looking for some sort of all-day breakfast situation I decided to pay another visit to Truly Scrumptious to try their Full English Breakfast. A plate of Bacon, Fried Egg, Beans, Tomato, Mushroom and a couple of sausages with toast for £5.25. The plateful did the job that it was designed to do filling me up with comfort food and happy satisfaction that only comes with a traditional English Breakfast. Sorry to the serial cereal eaters, you may feel smug with your healthy breakfasts, but for me you just can’t beat egg and bacon.
I also really quite like the look of some of the options on the Take Out menu, in particular the Coronation Chicken which I really find hard to resist, and the Hot meatballs & cheese which I may well have to pop back one lunch to get my hands on.
In a bonus moment, as I had a chat with the lady behind the counter, I found out that they also have a proper pizza oven that they fire up on Fridays, but it is best to ring up first to place an order as it takes a while to fire up.
You can find Truly Scrumptious in Tollerton at 36 Burnside Grove, right at the very top of the road.