What a summer! To everyone who has supported us this summer – Thank You! Tailend is almost back to normal after a difficult year, and we have been thrilled to welcome back both regular customers and new faces. Tourism in St. Andrews this year has not been what it once was, but we are grateful to everyone who did manage to visit and step through our doors. Ever-changing Covid measures have meant queues down the street and restricted availability in our restaurant, but we have tried our best to accommodate and give everyone the best possible Tailend experience.
Goodbye and hello …
Sadly, we have said goodbye to a number of long-serving staff members over the past few months. Ross and Liam from our kitchen staff, Lisa from our takeaway and Eirean, Karolina, Morven, and Dana from our restaurant have all moved on and left big shoes to fill! However, we have been delighted to welcome several new staff members who have settled in well and put in a huge amount of effort to keep up with demand throughout summer. Anyone who has visited us before will know how hard our staff work and how chaotic our restaurant and takeaway can often be, so we are extremely grateful for everyone’s efforts!
Change is coming …
We have put several new items on our menu this year and you have all been loving them! Monkfish Satay, Mussels in Chilli Sauce and our delicious Hot Smoked Salmon and Tabouli Salad have all been firm favourites over the summer months. Sometimes, you just cannot beat the classics, our Haddock and Chips and Tiger Prawns have been flying out of the kitchen every day and we love that you love them! All our fish is sourced locally and is super fresh, we get deliveries from our fish house in Arbroath daily so that we can continue to offer the best quality produce to our customers. We also have some exciting new winter menu items coming soon, along with some returning favourites. We love to change things up at Tailend – regular customers may have noticed our new chairs, tables, and specials board in our restaurant as well as our brand-new fish counter! As well as new menu items, we will be redesigning our Eden Mill x Tailend Gin Menu. Eden Mills’s new Premium Gin Range will be fully stocked and served in our restaurant with Fever Tree tonic and fresh fruit pairings. Keep an eye out for more Tailend newness, and even a new look for our staff.
Sweet treats …
We have been trying out some new cocktails and desserts over the past few months. These have been mostly courtesy of our restaurant supervisor Marc, who is also keeping an eye on our socials. Let us know what your favourite dessert specials have been – he might even be able to bring them back! Our new cocktails have also been an absolute HIT! From French Martini’s to Bloody Monkfish (our take on the classic Bloody Mary), all our customers have been loving pairing their classic fish and chips with something a bit different. In our Dundee store, the cocktails have also been going down a treat. We have been offering an Eden Mill Love Gin Berry Explosion in pitchers in our brand-new Beer Garden to see off the summer sun. Speaking of the Beer Garden – we are so grateful for all the support in the opening of this area and look forward to seeing more friendly faces here over the next few months (weather permitting!). As it gets colder, and Dundee’s Christmas celebrations get into full swing, we might even look to offer some hot treats out here – so keep an eye out and join us during the festivities!
Stay safe …
Of course, Covid-19 is still present in the community. Thank you to everyone who has visited us during this crazy time and to all our wonderful customers who are remaining vigilant against this virus! As per Scottish Government guidelines, we are still requiring the use of face coverings in both of our restaurants and takeaways. We ask that you wear these any time you are not seated in our premises. Without the impact of social distancing, we can welcome so many more of you to our business which has been amazing! Our staff are still taking all necessary precautions and we hope that you feel safe and cared for during each visit. Just let us know if there is anything you feel we could do better – we love to hear your feedback!
Bye for now …
Finally, this week we are saying goodbye (and good luck!) to our business owners Jess and Darren for a little while as they welcome their second baby! We know our regular customers will be asking for them while they are away – but we promise it won’t be for too long!
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