This morning I sat in one of my favourite restaurants by the window with Penny and looked over to an empty seat by the bar. On the 14th of July this year I was admitted into the hospital to be induced after being 2 weeks overdue with Penelope, on the 14th of July last year I sat in that exact same empty chair in my wedding dress, completely exhausted and a little bit tipsy, after having danced my socks off all night and, you know, married my best friend. It’s for this reason that Orocco Pier will always have a special place in my heart and why it will always be ‘our place’.
Apart from the happy memories, it also serves delicious food, has lovely staff that can’t do enough for you and a spectacular view of the Forth Bridges. Orocco Pier is a bar, cafe, seafood restaurant, boutique hotel and wedding venue all in one and sits snugly within the historic burgh of South Queensferry. The twisty and cobbled high street is a bit of a nightmare for parking and traffic but has lovely little boutique shops, delicious treats at The Little Bakery, picturesque views and tons of Pokestops (yay!).
Ross had a full Scottish breakfast (with bacon, sausages, a fried egg, haggis, spicy fried potatoes, tomato, baked beans, a potato scone & mushrooms) for £8.95 and I had the veggie breakfast (vegetarian sausages & haggis, fried egg, spicy fried potatoes, tomato, potato scone, beans & mushrooms) for £7.95. Both came with fruit juice and tea or coffee (you NEED to try their Rocky Road Mocha) and toast with homemade strawberry preserve and marmalade. They also have a children’s menu and serve a continental option as well as a champagne breakfast, filled breakfast rolls, croissants, granola, french toast and pastries.
Their prices are obviously more expensive than your average Wetherspoon but if you’re looking for something a little more indulgent Orocco is a lovely cafe to visit. I’d also recommend Orroco Pier as a beautiful wedding value. The attention to detail, friendliness and helpfulness of staff, organisation and flow of the day was perfect.
Have you ever visited Orocco Pier or South Queensferry?
Do you have any recommendations for cafes & restaurants in the Fife or Edinburgh area?
If you want to read more about my wedding click here.